Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (56)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that allows bloggers to share which books we are most anticipating.
This week I am waiting on A Shard of Ice by Alivia Anders (3/14):

Summary from Goodreads:

When 13-year-old Lilix Morgan is found alive and floating on a bed of ice at sea, everyone counts it a miracle. Kidnapped nearly four weeks earlier, she remembers nothing of her mysterious abduction. When she tries to remember what happened, she hears only a melody – a faint and delicate set of notes, strung together in a tune she doesn’t understand.


A year later and desperate to put the lingering nightmares of her past behind her, Lilix crosses the country to enroll at Baelmorte Academy, aiming to become the violinist she once dreamt of. Things seem to be finally going well, and Lilix settles into a routine of sheet music and inspiration among new friends.

Then the dreams start.

The melody and night terrors she thought she’d left behind return with a vengeance, threatening to ruin her fragile version of normalcy. Then an unlikely ally tells her that she isn’t alone. That there are others just like her, fighting to hide their own shocking truths from coming to light. That they know who she is, and what she’s been through. Now, accompanied by four other girls, Lilix discovers her nightmares are larger than a single trauma; they’re a window to a hidden part of her soul, a place of immense power with a destiny that cannot be ignored.


With this knowledge comes a new and frightening reality. For Lilix has been reawakened to stop an age-old enemy, one thought to have been destroyed centuries ago. Trapped by her destiny, Lilix is torn between what feels right and what she remembers. Her memories tell her of a star-crossed love waiting to be reunited, of friendships and trust broken in the past. But can she save that love when reality brings her an enemy, and an evil that will be the undoing of them all if they don’t destroy it?
Why I’m Waiting:
Wow. So, that is what I call a good-sized summary! It sounds super interesting to me. I like the idea of the music being her one memory of what happened. It sounds like one super epic survival story that also involves starting over with a new life. And I love everything about the way this sounds. I’m also so drawn to this cover.
What are you waiting on this week?


  1. This sounds pretty epic haha. Awesome pick, I haven't heard of before. The cover is pretty cool too! Thanks for spotlighting!

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  2. REALLY love the cover for this one. :) And the synopsis sounds crazy!

    My WoW

  3. This is the first time I'd heard of/seen this one but I'll be adding it to my Goodreads TBR shelf as soon as I'm done commenting :D I love how unique and exciting this sounds! Thanks for spotlighting it and bringing it to my attention Nori!!