"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week's Waiting On Wednesday selection is:
By Maria V. Snyder
Publish Date: December 20, 2011 by Mira
Laying hands upon the injured and dying, Avry of Kazan assumes their wounds and diseases into herself. But rather than being honored for her skills, she is hunted. Healers like Avry are accused of spreading the plague that has decimated the Territories, leaving the survivors in a state of chaos.
Stressed and tired from hiding, Avry is abducted by a band of rogues who, shockingly, value her gift above the golden bounty offered for her capture. Their leader, an enigmatic captor-protector with powers of his own, is unequivocal in his demands: Avry must heal a plague-stricken prince--leader of a campaign against her people. As they traverse the daunting Nine Mountains, beset by mercenaries and magical dangers, Avry must decide who is worth healing and what is worth dying for. Because the price of peace may well be her life...
I was already uber-excited about this novel's release simply because I love Maria's fantasy work. Poison Study was my first and is still my most favorite title by Maria, but it was great to see how Yelena grew over the entirety of the Study trilogy. Also, after reading Marla's review at Starting the Next Chapter, I'm even more eager to read Touch of Power as soon as possible. Here's hoping Santa's got a surprise under the tree for me so I can buy my own copy!
What are you waiting on this Wednesday? I'd love to hear about it!