Waiting on Wednesday (87) — Darkwater by Catherine Fisher

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


What would you sell your soul for?

Sixteen-year-old Sarah Trevelyan would give anything to regain the power and wealth her family has lost, so she makes a bargain with Azrael, Lord of Darkwater Hall. He gives her one hundred years and the means to accomplish her objective—in exchange for her soul.

Fast-forward a hundred years to Tom, a fifteen-year-old boy who dreams of attending Darkwater Hall School but doesn’t believe he has the talent. Until he meets a professor named Azrael, who offers him a bargain. Will Sarah be able to stop Tom from making the same mistake she did a century ago?

This is smart fantasy mixed with elements of horror from master storyteller Catherine Fisher. She says, “Darkwater Hall is an image of the power and knowledge we all desire. But what will we pay for them, and are they worth the price?”

DARKWATER will be released November 2012 from Dial Books.

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.



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    May 23, 2012

    I haven't read aynthing by Catherine Fisher yet, but this one sounds awesome!

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    May 23, 2012

    Oooh, fantasy/horror. I might have to check this one out. :)

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    Little Miss Becky

    May 23, 2012

    Cool cover! I hadn't heard of this one before! It sounds great!

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    Mary @ BookSwarm

    May 23, 2012

    OOH! This one sounds really dark and intriguing! I liked the Incarceron series (so different) and Fisher's writing…adding it.

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    Jessica@a GREAT read

    May 23, 2012

    OOoh I looove the cover!! And it sounds pretty intriguing too!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

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    sarabara081 @ Forever 17 Books

    May 23, 2012

    I have not heard of this one but I read her Incarceron books! Sounds very dark and interesting! Added to my goodreads, thanks! :)
    My W.O.W.

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    Rachel @ Unforgettable Books

    May 23, 2012

    Gosh! This book sounds wonderful! Thanks for introducing it to me!
    My WoW!

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    Katie @ BlookGirl

    May 23, 2012

    Ooh, I love the cover for this one! I'm not too sure about the synopsis, but it does intrigue me, so I think I'll keep an eye on it.

    Great choice, Hafsah! :-)

    My WoW: http://www.blookgirl.com/book-blog/waiting-on-wednesday/161-city-of-a-thousand-dolls-by-miriam-forster

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    Madigan McGillicuddy

    May 24, 2012

    What a scary cover! I can't tear my eyes from it! I think teens at my library would like this.