Mar 17, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Owl Keeper

Waiting on Wednesday recognizes that we as bookies pine for books. This post is about what I am impatiently waiting for right now. It was started by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week's selection is Owl Keeper by Christine Brodien-Jones and is set to be released April 13, 2010 by Delacorte BFYR .

Maxwell Unger has always loved the night. He used to do brave things like go tramping through the forest with his gran after dark. He loved the stories she told him about the world before the Destruction—about nature, and books, and the silver owls. His favorite story, though, was about the Owl Keeper.

According to Max’s gran, in times of darkness the Owl Keeper would appear to unite owls and sages against the powers of the dark. Gran is gone now, and so are her stories of how the world used to be. Max is no longer brave. The forest is dangerous, the books Gran had saved have been destroyed, and the silver owls are extinct. At least that’s what the High Echelon says. But Max knows better.

Maxwell Unger has a secret. And when a mysterious girl comes to town, he might just have to start being brave again. The time of the Owl Keeper, Gran would say, is coming soon.

From Goodreads

How awesome does that sound?! I am in love with this idea. It sounds very Fire-esque to me, where most things are relatively "normal," but in a fantastical world. Owls are one of my favorite creatures (have you seen my tattoo?) and I am very excited to see them as a main being in this book. I'm very curious about this "mysterious girl" and I hope that she doesn't instantly fall in love with Max. Here's hoping!

So what are you waiting on?


Tara SG (25 Hour Books) said...

Wow this goes sound really good. Thanks for posting about it!

PS. I gave you an award! You can find it here.

Tara SG --

swiggett said...

OOO! Does sound great. Thanks for the info!

Maria the Bookworm said...

Owl Keeper looks great! :)