Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday – Shadows on the Moon

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, and specifically spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. This week’s choice is:

Title: Shadows on the Moon by Zoë Marriott
Publisher: Walker Books
Publish Date: July 7, 2011
Genre: Fairytale Retellings, Paranormal

"On my fourteenth birthday when the sakura was in full bloom, the men came to kill us. We saw them come, Aimi and me. We were excited, because we did not know how to be frightened. We had never seen soldiers before." Suzume is a shadow-weaver. She can create mantles of darkness and light, walk unseen in the middle of the day, change her face. She can be anyone she wants to be. Except herself. Suzume died officially the day the Prince's men accused her father of treason. Now even she is no longer sure of her true identity. Is she the girl of noble birth living under the tyranny of her mother’s new husband, Lord Terayama? A lowly drudge scraping a living in the ashes of Terayama’s kitchens? Or Yue, the most beautiful courtesan in the Moonlit Lands? Everyone knows Yue is destined to capture the heart of a prince. Only she knows that she is determined to use his power to destroy Terayama. And nothing will stop her. Not even love.

A Cinderella retelling set in feudal Japan where the main character has paranormal abilities? Yes please! Love the cover, setting and description of this book. What books are you waiting on?


Savannah said...

Hmm, this looks promising!

KM said...

Wow! This sounds great! I haven't read many books set in Asia, but I love their culture, so I'm pretty sure I'd love this. :)

SusieBookworm (Susanna) said...

I just read this last week, and it's quite good. The author's writing and the storyline don't completely meld, but the plot's unique and interesting enough to counteract that.

YA Book Queen said...

I've heard this author is really good!

Nice pick :D

soulunsung said...


This look like it's going to be an amazing book, I love that it's a fairy tale re-telling, set in Japan. And the girl has paranormal abilities. Looks lovely. :)

Suz @ A Soul Unsung

Christy @TheReaderBee said...

I'm seeing this book around a lot lately! It sounds awesome! Fab pick!

kay - Infinite Shelf said...

This one has already been on my wishlist for so long, it feels, I just can't wait to read it! Great pick :)


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