Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly blog feature hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine which spotlights future releases that we may be eagerly anticipating. Here is what I am waiting on this week:
Author: Jeff Hirsch
Release Date: October 2012
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On one side of the Rift is a technological paradise without famine or want. On the other side is a mystery.
Sixteen-year-old Glenn Morgan has lived next to the Rift her entire life and has no idea of what might be on the other side of it. Glenn's only friend, Kevin, insists the fence holds back a world of monsters and witchcraft, but magic isn't for Glenn. She has enough problems with reality: Glenn's mother disappeared when she was six, and soon after, she lost her scientist father to his all-consuming work on the mysterious Project. Glenn buries herself in her studies and dreams about the day she can escape. But when her father's work leads to his arrest, he gives Glenn a simple metal bracelet that will send Glenn and Kevin on the run---with only one place to go.
Jeff Hirsch is the author of The Eleventh Plague, which I haven't yet read myself, and if not for the fact Suzanne Collins had called it a great book, I probably wouldn't have been drawn to it at all. Magisterium, however, doesn't need praise from Suzanne Collins for it to intrigue me. The cover alone is wonderful but that description is what has really entranced me. It sounds like a good mix of science fiction and (possibly) fantasy. In other words, my type of book. Do you like the sound of this?