Waiting on Wednesday (40) — Above by Leah Bobet

“Waiting On” Wednesday spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about (created by Jill at Breaking The Spine.)

Above

Matthew’s father had lion’s feet and his mother had gills, and both fled the modern-day city to live in underground Safe, a secret community of freaks, ghost-whisperers, and disabled outcasts hidden beyond the subways and sewers. Raised underground, Matthew is responsible for the keeping of both Safe’s histories and the traumatized shapeshifter Ariel, the girl he took in, fell in love with โ€“ and can’t stop from constantly running away.

But Safe is no longer safe: the night after a frightening encounter in the sewers, Safe’s founder Atticus is murdered by the one person Safe ever exiled: mad Corner, whose coup is backed by an army of mindless, whispering shadows.

Only Matthew, Ariel, and a handful of unstable, crippled compatriots escape to the city that cast them out; the dangerous place he knows only as Above. Despite Ariel’s increasingly erratic behaviour and with the odds against them, Matthew must find a way to rescue Safe from Corner’s occupying army. But as his quest leads him through abandoned asylums and the dregs of urban poverty, Matthew discovers that the histories he’s devoted his life to aren’t true: Corner’s invasion — and Ariel’s terrors โ€“ are rooted in a history of Safe much darker and bloodier than Matthew ever imagined.

And even if he manages to save both home and Ariel, he may well lose himself.

Don’t you just LOVE the cover?
Above is expected to beย released in Spring of 2012 by Arthur A. Levine Books.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

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Hafsah Faizal is a YA author, designer, and blogger. Her designs have graced the sites of New York Times bestselling authors, bloggers, and more. She resides in Texas, with her family.

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13 Comments

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    Two Readers Reviews

    June 15, 2011

    What an absolutely stunning cover! I have never heard of this one so thanks for bringing it to my attention!

  2. Reply

    Jessica

    June 15, 2011

    The cover is really amazing! Was staring at it for quite a bit!

    Here's my WoW

    Old Follower
    Jessica@a GREAT read

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    Lyddz

    June 15, 2011

    I saw this book awhile ago and tried to add it to my Shelfari account, but my virtual library didn't have it yet! I forgot the title but not the cover. Thanks for posting! I can not WAIT to read Above!!

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    Annette

    June 15, 2011

    I DO love the cover. Haven't seen this one — sounds good — but sure is a long wait….

    Thanks!

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    Em @ Sash & Em

    June 15, 2011

    Oh my goodness…what a gorgeous cover! I may have to buy this in hard copy instead of on my Kindle when it comes out, because its just…fantastic!

    Great pick! Thanks for sharing with us!!

    You can find our WoW picks here!
    http://sashandem.blogspot.com/

    -Em @ Sash & Em

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    Em @ Sash & Em

    June 15, 2011

    Oh my goodness…what a gorgeous cover! I may have to buy this in hard copy instead of on my Kindle when it comes out, because its just…fantastic!

    Great pick! Thanks for sharing with us!!

    You can find our WoW picks here!
    http://sashandem.blogspot.com/

    -Em @ Sash & Em

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    Em @ Sash & Em

    June 15, 2011

    Oh my goodness…what a gorgeous cover! I may have to buy this in hard copy instead of on my Kindle when it comes out, because its just…fantastic!

    Great pick! Thanks for sharing with us!!

    You can find our WoW picks here!
    http://sashandem.blogspot.com/

    -Em @ Sash & Em

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    Amy (ArtsyBookishGal)

    June 15, 2011

    I honestly do love the cover. Also, the book sounds pretty good, too. But the cover…!!!

  9. Reply

    Jennifer A

    June 15, 2011

    I know, this one sounds awesome! Plus, the cover is gorgeous. I can't wait to see it in person!

  10. Reply

    Erica

    June 15, 2011

    AH! I love the cover for this one! It sounds awesome *adds to wishlist* :)

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    A Tale of Many Reviews

    June 15, 2011

    Yes, that is a gorgeous cover! I haven't heard of this title, but 2012 is along way of it feels. ;) Here's my WoW: http://bit.ly/l9hfHb

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    Lauren

    June 16, 2011

    The cover of this one is amazing, and the premise sounds fabulous as well. Great pick! :)

  13. Reply

    katie

    June 16, 2011

    I am dying to read this one. The cover is so amazing! Spring 2012 can't get here fast enough! Great WoW pick!

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