Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (12)

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and lets us show off some books that we are excited to read when released. 

This week my pick is: 

Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Release Date: February 14, 2012 

The time is the present.

The place, the rugged coast of northern California. A bluff high above the Pacific. A grand mansion full of beauty and tantalizing history set against a towering redwood forest.

A young reporter on assignment from the San Francisco Observer. . . an older woman, welcoming him into her magnificent, historic family home that he has been sent to write about and that she must sell with some urgency . . . A chance encounter between two unlikely people . . . an idyllic night—shattered by horrific unimaginable violence. . .The young man inexplicably attacked—bitten—by a beast he cannot see in the rural darkness . . . A violent episode that sets in motion a terrifying yet seductive transformation as the young man, caught between ecstasy and horror, between embracing who he is evolving into and fearing who—what—he will become, soon experiences the thrill of the wolf gift.

As he resists the paradoxical pleasure and enthrallment of his wolfen savagery and delights in the power and (surprising) capacity for good, he is caught up in a strange and dangerous rescue and is desperately hunted as “the Man Wolf,” by authorities, the media and scientists (evidence of DNA threaten to reveal his dual existence). . . As a new and profound love enfolds him, questions emerge that propel him deeper into his mysterious new world: questions of why and how he has been given this gift; of its true nature and the curious but satisfying pull towards goodness; of the profound realization that there are others like him who may be watching—guardian creatures who have existed throughout time and may possess ancient secrets and alchemical knowledge and throughout it all, the search for salvation for a soul tormented by a new realm of temptations, and the fraught, exhilarating journey, still to come, of being and becoming, fully, both wolf and man.

Oh my gosh, I absolutely love Anne Rice! I'm so excited that she has a new book, and doesn't it sound amazing! Plus, she's coming to Toronto in a few weeks, and I'm so excited to meet her! Yay!

What are you waiting on today?  


  1. I haven't read any of Anne Rice's books. Oh, lucky that you get to meet her. Montreal has very little book events.

  2. You know, I feel like a horrible person for not having read anything written by her yet. And now there is a NEW book? Damn. I should pick something written by her up asap. Is there a book you'd recommend the most? : )

    Happy Wednesday!

    My WOW

    1. Anne Rice is amazing, you should try her Vampire Chronicles series (those are the ones I love the most)

  3. I've heard so many great things about Anne Rice, but haven't read anything by her yet. This is the first I'm hearing of this. That's get that you get to meet her. I've always wanted to go to Toronto. Have fun!

    My WOW
    Safari Poet

    Hope you're enjoying Pure. I'm looking forward to that as well.

  4. I haven't read of any Ann Rice's work, but I've been seeing this book pop up on a few blogs. I hope you have fun at the event in Toronto. I don't think I've ever went to a book signing, or event like that!

  5. This was my WoW post as well. I am so excited to read this!



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