Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Guardian of the Dead

This is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine.  "Waiting on Wednesday" spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.  


Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey
Pub. Date: April 1, 2010


Goodreads says, "In less than a day I had been harassed, enchanted, shouted at, cried on, and clawed. I’d been cold, scared, dirty, exhausted, hungry, and miserable. And up until now, I’d been mildly impressed with my ability to cope. At her boarding school in New Zealand, Ellie Spencer is like any ordinary teen: she hangs out with her best friend, Kevin; obsesses over her crush on a mysterious boy; and her biggest worry is her paper deadline. Then everything changes: In the foggy woods near the school, something ancient and deadly is waiting.  Karen Healey introduces a savvy and spirited heroine with a strong, fresh voice. Full of deliciously creepy details, this adventure is a deftly crafted story of Māori mythology, romance, betrayal, and war."  

*I first came across this book at the SLJ Webinar and it really peaked my interest.  I'm not sure how I feel about the cover, but the premise sounds pretty good.  My TBR pile is officially overflowing! :)

14 comments:

  1. Just from the summary it sounds like Ellie has a very strong voice. I love strong female protagonists. This is one I will be on the look out for. Great pick!

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  2. OHH YEAH This one comes out soo soon, and I have seen a few post that it's already out some places! I am excited, it looks soo good and that cover is awesome! Great pick!

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  3. Ooh! This looks good. I like the way this author blended the ordinary and the supernatural.

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  4. Just the cover of that one creeps me out!

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  5. I think this books sounds great as well! =) Great choice!

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  6. Great pick, I think this one sounds awesome. Mine are at The Crowded Leaf.

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  7. I love the sound of this one! Awesome choice! :)

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  8. Very intriguing plot! I'd like to know more...

    Mine is here:

    http://chezraine.wordpress.com/2010/03/24/waiting-on-wednesday-2/

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  9. I love the cover. i don't really know much about Maori myth but this sounds very interesting. Great pick!

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  10. I hope that one you get your book, that you enjoy it. Here's mine.

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  11. Guardian of the Dead sounds very interesting! A few copies must have snuck into the wild, because they were on the shelf at the local Borders last week. The cover does look better in person.

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  12. O. M. G. I am half Filipino and I was born in Hawaii, so I love Polynesian culture. (And may I just say that Polynesian men are, um, hot?) I cannot wait to read this book! Great pick, Chris!

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  13. Thanks for all of your comments, guys!

    Serpentine and Jenn- You are right; I've been hearing from a few people that it's already out in book stores!!

    Kris- How long did you live in Hawaii? I am very jealous. I love Hawaii. I've visited four times in the past six and half years. And I would agree with you about the Polynesian men. :)

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