Wednesday, July 30, 2014

"Waiting on" Wednesday #8: Gates of Thread and Stone

Happy Wednesday, fellow book lovers! This week's "can't wait to read" is: 

Publication Date: August 5, 2014


In the Labyrinth, we had a saying: keep silent, keep still, keep safe.

In a city of walls and secrets, where only one man is supposed to possess magic, seventeen-year-old Kai struggles to keep hidden her own secret—she can manipulate the threads of time. When Kai was eight, she was found by Reev on the riverbank, and her “brother” has taken care of her ever since. Kai doesn’t know where her ability comes from—or where she came from. All that matters is that she and Reev stay together, and maybe one day move out of the freight container they call home, away from the metal walls of the Labyrinth. Kai’s only friend is Avan, the shopkeeper’s son with the scandalous reputation that both frightens and intrigues her.

Then Reev disappears. When keeping silent and safe means losing him forever, Kai vows to do whatever it takes to find him. She will leave the only home she’s ever known and risk getting caught up in a revolution centuries in the making. But to save Reev, Kai must unravel the threads of her past and face shocking truths about her brother, her friendship with Avan, and her unique power.

This book sounds really intriguing and (dare I say it?) there doesn't seem to be a love triangle here - or even a real romantic relationship for that matter. I'm so used to YA with fifteen guys fighting over one girl that a YA fantasy with the focus totally on the heroine could be a breath of fresh air. 


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