Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday (6)

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Burn Bright
by Marianne de Pierres
(March 1st, 2011)
Into a world of wild secrets and deadly pleasures comes a girl whose innocence may be her greatest strength.

In Ixion music and party are our only beliefs. Darkness is our comfort. We have few rules but they are absolute . . .

Retra doesn’t want to go to Ixion, the island of ever-night, ever-youth and never-sleep. Retra is a Seal – sealed minds, sealed community. She doesn’t crave parties and pleasure, experience and freedom.

But her brother Joel left for Ixion two years ago, and Retra is determined to find him. Braving the intense pain of her obedience strip to escape the only home she’s ever known, Retra stows away on the barge that will take her to her brother.

When she can’t find Joel, Retra finds herself drawn deeper into the intoxicating world of Ixion. Come to me, whispers a voice in her head. Who are the Ripers, the mysterious guardians of Ixion? What are the Night Creatures Retra can see in the shadows? And what happens to those who grow too old for Ixion?

Retra will find that Ixion has its pleasures, but its secrets are deadly. Will friendship, and the creation of an eternal bond with a Riper, be enough to save her from the darkness?

Listen well, baby bats. Burn bright, but do not stray from the paths. Remember, when you live in a place of darkness you also live with creatures of the dark.

I saw this one last week on someone's WoW post last week...but I cannot for the life of me remember who! Anyway, not only is that cover absolutely amazing, it sounds really good too. I looove the word "Ixion" and the name "Retra", and just...gah! It sounds amazing.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


  1. The cover and summery are beyond awesome. Really cool pick! I can't wait for this one either!

    I’m doing a series on my blog for debut authors and the first post went up today, come check it out?

  2. I've never heard of this one, but it sounds terrific! New follower, btw! Love the blog :)

  3. @Khadija: Just checked it out - I <3 Beth Revis!

    @I Eat Words: Aw, thanks! :D

  4. Great pick, although this cover scares the life out of me, I love the premise and will definitely be picking it up when it comes out:)

  5. @Jenny: lol, I would eat it with a spoon if I could. Of, ya know, maybe just hang it on the wall instead. XDDD