20 January 2010

"Waiting on" Wednesday (9)


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selections is: A Blue So Dark by Holly Schindler. Although I have already seen this book highlighted in another blogger's WoW, it looks so amazing that I decided to still go ahead. The cover is gorgeous and Holly Schindler is a debut author!!

Title: A Blue so Dark

Author: Holly Schindler

Publisher: Flux

Pages: 288

Release date: 01 May 2010

Mom looked down at me, her eyes not just glittering but snapping with fire, like two Fourth of July sparklers. "We're just alike, me and Aura." And, you know, back then, the idea of that didn't scare the absolute hell out of me.

Fifteen-year-old Aura Ambrose has been hiding a secret. Her mother, Grace, a talented artist and art teacher, is slowly being consumed by schizophrenia, and Aura has been her sole caretaker ever since Aura's dad left them. Convinced that creative equals crazy, Aura shuns her own artistic talent. But as her mother sinks deeper into the darkness of mental illness, the hunger for a creative outlet draws Aura toward the depths of her imagination. Just as desperation threatens
to swallow her whole, Aura discovers that art, love, and family are profoundly linked- and together offer an escape from her fears.

9 comments:

Kate said...

Great pick! I love this cover and the novel sounds amazing.

Nina said...

The story sounds so sad, but i do want to read it. :)

Great pick.

Becky said...

I really want to read this too. Great pick!

Mishel said...

I really like the cover. This one is definitley going on my TBR list. Excellent choice!

Here's mine if you'd like to go take a peek at it =)

http://creativitygone.blogspot.com/2010/01/day-409-waiting-on-wednesday-43.html

Sandra said...

This sounds good on many levels. I look forward to your thoughts on it.
Enjoy.

inthehammockblog said...

This one looks great!! I've seen it on a few blogs today :)

Book Monster said...

I adore the cover :)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

This cover rocks my sock. I simply love it.

miss cindy :) said...

an award for you: http://simplelifeandreading.blogspot.com/2009/01/more-awards-for-meyou.html

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