Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #61 * The Sweetest Dark by Shana Abé

The Sweetest Dark
by Shana Abé

Publication Date: August 21st 2012
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

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For fans of Lauren Kate and Libba Bray, The Sweetest Dark is filled with thrilling romance, exciting adventure, and ancient magic. Shana Abé brilliantly captures the drama of post-Victorian England, while unfolding a passionate love story that defies time.

“With every fiber of my being, I yearned to be normal. To glide through my days at Iverson without incident. But I’d have to face the fact that my life was about to unfold in a very, very different way than I’d ever envisioned. Normal would become forever out of reach.”

Lora Jones has always known that she’s different. On the outside, she appears to be an ordinary sixteen-year-old girl. Yet Lora’s been keeping a heartful of secrets: She hears songs that no one else can hear, dreams vividly of smoke and flight, and lives with a mysterious voice inside her that insists she’s far more than what she seems.

England, 1915. Raised in an orphanage in a rough corner of London, Lora quickly learns to hide her unique abilities and avoid attention. Then, much to her surprise, she is selected as the new charity student at Iverson, an elite boarding school on England’s southern coast. Iverson’s eerie, gothic castle is like nothing Lora has ever seen. And the two boys she meets there will open her eyes and forever change her destiny.

Jesse is the school’s groundskeeper—a beautiful boy who recognizes Lora for who and what she truly is. Armand is a darkly handsome and arrogant aristocrat who harbors a few closely guarded secrets of his own. Both hold the answers to her past. One is the key to her future. And both will aim to win her heart. As danger descends upon Iverson, Lora must harness the powers she’s only just begun to understand, or else lose everything she dearly loves.

Filled with lush atmosphere, thrilling romance, and ancient magic, The Sweetest Dark brilliantly captures a rich historical era while unfolding an enchanting love story that defies time.(Goodreads)

I was sold on this book when I read the first paragraph of the synopsis!
"The Sweetest Dark is filled with thrilling romance, exciting adventure, and ancient magic."
Um, this sounds pretty awesome, and it's definitely a must read for me! Gah!

What are you Waiting for this week?

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


  1. I love historical books and this one sounds so good. I'm definitely looking forward to this one. I really like the cover as well. Great pick :)

  2. I love the cover and the synopsis has me begging for more!!!
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  3. Sweet! I hadn't heard about this one yet. It sounds really good. Thanks for the addition to my TBR pile. :-)

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  4. Yes! Very excited for this one, too! Great sounding story and such a fantastic cover. Nice pick!

  5. ohhh! I agree- this one pulled me in at the first paragraph. I like a story set in Victorian England too. I will definitely be adding to this my TBR list. Thanks for sharing!

  6. This sounds great! Adding it :)
    Happy Wednesday :)

    The Muggle

  7. OOOh that one looks interesting!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  8. How had I not heard of this one before?! It sounds AMAZING! I love the sound of the setting, romance and ancient magic. Great choice Christy!

  9. OH YES! That one's getting added to my wish list. Most definitely. Great pick!

  10. I hadn't heard of this one until now, so thank you Christy, it sounds amazing !! Besides the cover looks so pretty ! I'm adding it to my Goodreads wishlist ;)

  11. HELLO GORGEOUS COVER!!!! How have I not heard of this book before, it sounds AMAZING!!!! As is evident by my use of all caps and exclamation points:) So glad you posted this Christy, I can't wait to get my hands on this book:)

  12. I was already desperate to get my hands on a copy after reading the small summary that was around first, but after reading the full synopsis now, I NEED THIS BOOK. It's awesome. Great pick, Christy! :)


  13. Sounds like a historial version of Fallen. Love it!

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  14. A beautiful cover and it sounds good too! Thanks for posting about it!

  15. Thanks for making me aware of this! The cover is just beautiful, can't wait to read it :)

  16. THANK YOU so so so much for bringing this one to my attention! RUNNING to Goodreads to add it now, Christy!

  17. Oooh, this one sounds really good! Thanks for putting it on my radar - I've added it to my TBR list! Great pick!

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  18. Ooohh I've never heard of this book but it sounds AMAZING! Going to add it to my TBR list! Donna xoxox


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