“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.com, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
The weeks pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” is:
Shadow Grail #4
by Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edgehill
04 . 22 . 2014
Why I am waiting:
I picked up this series because I really enjoy Mercedes Lackey as a writer. I have read more than 50 of her books and enjoyed them all! Unlike most of her other books, this is a YA series. To get an idea of the series you would have to picture Mists of Avalon meets Harry Potter and Kelley Armstrong’s Darkest Powers series. So, if you like the King Author mythos and enjoy stories about schools for magically gifted teens you will really enjoy this one! I thought that this series was incredibly original (though it did remind me a little bit of Avalon High). I love the characters and cannot wait to see how the story ends. I just finished reading Sacrifices, Shadow Grail #3–it had been sitting on my shelf for so long,but I just kept putting it off because I knew once I finished it I would be anxious for the next book in the series.
Again, I didn’t post the synopsis because there are some serious spoilers. So, here is the synopsis from Legacies, Shadow Grail #1.
In the wake of the accident that killed her family, Spirit White is spirited away to Oakhurst Academy, a combination school and orphanage in the middle of Montana. There she learns she is a legacy—not only to the school, which her parents also attended, but to magic.
All the students at Oakhurst have magical powers, and although Spirit’s hasn’t manifested itself yet, the administrators insist she has one. Spirit isn’t sure she cares. Devastated by the loss of her family, she finds comfort with a group of friends: Burke Hallows, Lachlann Spears, Muirin Shae, and Adelaide Lake.
But something strange is going on at Oakhurst. Students start disappearing under mysterious circumstances, and the school seems to be trying to cover it up. Spirit and her friends must find out what’s happening—before one of them becomes the next victim…
The Shadow Grail Series
(Click on the link for the GoodReads page and synopsis)
What are you waiting on….?