21 March, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Above by Leah Bobet

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which bloggers post books they are eagerly anticipating to be released. 

by Leah Bobet
Release Date: April 1, 2012

A gorgeous urban fantasy about dangers outside and in.
Matthew has always lived in Safe, a community hidden far beneath the pipes and tunnels of the city Above. The residents fled to Safe years before to escape the Whitecoats and their cruel experiments, and now Matthew is responsible for both the keeping of Safe’s stories and for Ariel—a golden-haired shapeshifter, and the most beautiful girl he’s ever seen.

But one horrifying night, an old enemy murders Safe’s founder, Atticus, and the community is taken over by an army of shadows. Only Matthew, Ariel, and a handful of friends escape Above. Now they not only have to survive in a sunlit world they barely know, but they must unravel the mystery of the shadows’ fury and Atticus’s death. It’s up to Matthew to find a way to remake Safe—not just for himself and his family, but for Ariel, who’s again faced with the life she fled, and who needs him more than ever before.

An urban fantasy and a love story, Above is the breathtaking debut of an extraordinary new voice.

The cover is what drew me into this read. I love her wings and the buildings in the background! The premise of this book sounds exciting. It seems to be a mix of urban fantasy with some dystopian aspects thrown in. My cup of tea! The reviews on this book are stellar and I can't wait to get a hold of this book. Readers, this book also counts towards the YA Debut Authors Challenge and it looks like a good one!


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