Waiting on Wednesday (55) — Shadows Cast By Stars by Catherine Knutsson

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

Shadows Cast By Stars

Two hundred years from now, the great cities of the west coast of the United Americas are under water. Blood has become the most valuable commodity on the planet – especially the blood of aboriginal peoples, for it contains antigens that protect them from the plagues that ravage the rest of the world.

Sixteen year old Cassandra Mecredi might be aboriginal by blood, but without a totem animal, she cannot make sense of her visions or walk the paths of the spirit world. When her family is forced to leave their reservation, they flee east to the Island: a mysterious and idyllic territory free from the depredations of industry and sickness and under the control of the Band, a group of guerrilla warriors. There, Cassandra will become the apprentice to a wise woman, fall in love, and find her destiny when the creatures of spirit claim her as their own. For the spirit world is angry… and they have chosen Cassandra to be their voice and instrument

Shadows Cast by Stars is expected to be released in 2012 by Atheneum.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


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.

September 27, 2011



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    Jessica@a GREAT read

    September 28, 2011

    OOh I like this cover!! So awesome! Looks like it will be a great read too!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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    Pam @ jellylovesbooks

    September 28, 2011

    LOVE the cover! And it sounds really good too! <3 Thanks for sharing!

    I'm a new follower. ;)

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    Kathryn (clean teen fiction)

    September 28, 2011

    Wow sounds like a good read. Thanks for stopping by!
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    Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com

    September 28, 2011

    Oooooooooooooooooooooo sounds creepy awesome. FAB pick.

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    September 28, 2011

    Nice choice- I haven't heard of this one before, but it sounds like a very compelling read. It does sound cool and creepy!

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    ashelynn hetland

    September 28, 2011

    don't you just LOVE that cover? i think it's gorgeous. <3 so can't wait to read this one. great pick!

    My WOW.

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    Lauren M

    September 28, 2011

    Ooh, I hadn't heard of this one! You always unearth great-sounding books, Hafsah! I'm definitely interested to learn more about the aboriginals! :)

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    September 28, 2011

    gorgeous cover! i love it. it sounds fantastic too.

    hope you can stop by my WoW this week.


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    September 28, 2011

    What?! This sounds amazing! Why haven't I heard of it before? Seriously, you had me at the mention of anything dystopian. YES, excited :) Thanks for sharing!

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    September 28, 2011

    Ooh this is different! I sounds really cool. First I hear of it as well.

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    Carrie at In the Hammock Blog

    September 28, 2011

    this sounds like a unique dystopian! great pick!

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    September 29, 2011

    This sounds really good. If you have ever seen my blog, you would know that I love this cover. Thanks for sharing it. My WOW

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    September 29, 2011

    This sounds like a different take on dystopian. It sounds absolutely fascinating and is going on my wishlist. Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog.

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    September 29, 2011

    Omg! I want it! I want it! I seriously just squealed a little. And added it to my TBR list. Great pick. I wanna paw at it now.
    Thanks for the visit and Happy Reading :D

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    September 29, 2011

    Really nice cover! I haven't seen this book before. Sounds like a good one.

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    September 29, 2011

    I hadn't heard of this one before but I am intrigued. =)

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    September 29, 2011

    I hadn't heard of this one before but it sounds very different from most dystopians and totally awesome! Can't wait for it now!

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    September 29, 2011

    Thank you SO much for featuring my book on your WoW (Google just alerted me)! This totally made my day!


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    Little Miss Becky : )

    September 29, 2011

    Oh, I've had my eye on this one for awhile now! Looks amazing!

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    Mary @ BookSwarm

    September 29, 2011

    Color me intrigued! It sounds like this might take place in Australia, with her being of aboriginal blood but it's not modern-day. Another for the TBR pile! Great pick.

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    September 29, 2011

    Sounds like those Red Indian stories, except that this is with a modern and different cultural twist! Thanks for commenting at my WoW.