Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Waiting on Wednesday: DESTINY'S FIRE!
The lovely Jill (a fellow Alabamian!) over at Breaking the Spine created the Waiting on Wednesday meme for us bloggers to showcase books we're waiting on.
This week I've chosen something kind of new to me: Historical YA. Of course it's YA (gee surprise, right?!), but I've never read historical, so I'm venturing out (hey, I am!). And what better book to start with than...
DESTINY'S FIRE (no cover available)
by Trisha Wolfe
pub date 1/10/2012
product description from goodreads.com
Sixteen-year-old Dez Harkly is one of the last of her kind—a part of a nearly extinct race of Kythan descended from ancient guardians who protected the pharaohs of Egypt. As Shythe, they must keep their shape-shifting ability and electric power hidden from the humans of their steam-powered world.
It’s the year 2040 and the Shythe Council has lowered their barrier, allowing the Narcolym—the dominant race of Kythan whose Flame ushered in the steam era—to enter their haven. As the Narcolym airships get closer, Dez secretly trains for an attack that her best friend Jace believes is coming despite the Treaty Act. Not only is Dez wary of war, and her growing affection for Jace, but she fears the change her fast-approaching birthday will bring.
When her power rockets out of control, Dez knows she’ll never attend the Shythe Academy with her friends, and worse, her mother’s planning to run. But a Narco named Reese could change her fate . . . if she can trust him. After Dez discovers why the Narcos have really come to Haven Falls, her guarded world crumbles. She’s forced to choose between the race who’s raised her and the enemy she’s feared her whole life.
DESTINY'S FIRE is an emotional journey of Dez’s struggle to overcome her fear and embrace her power—her destiny.
This one just sounds so cool, right? And the author is top-notch, too, so I know I'm gonna love it! And to top it off...it comes out on my birthday! (I think I know what I'll be buying myself!!)