Waiting on Wednesday (63)

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine, and it is a way to show off the books you can't wait to be released!!

This week I chose:

"Across the Great Barrier"
by Patricia C. Wrede
Scholastic
Release Date: Aug 1, 2011



The following description is from goodreads.com:



From New York Times #1 bestselling author Patricia C. Wrede, the second in the series of magic on the western frontier.
Eff is an unlucky thirteenth child - her twin brother, Lan, is a powerful seventh son of a seventh son. And yet, Eff is the one who saved the day for the settlements west of the Great Barrier. Her unique ways of doing magic and seeing the world, and her fascination with the magical creatures and land in the Great Plains push Eff to work toward joining an expedition heading west. But things are changing on the frontier.
There are new professors of magic for Eff and Lan to learn to work with. There's tension between William and his father. And there are new threats on the frontier and at home. To help, Eff must travel beyond the Barrier, and come to terms with her magical abilities—and those of her brother, to stop the newest threat encroaching on the settlers.
With wit, magic, and a touch of good pioneer sense, Patricia C. Wrede weaves a fantastic tale of the very wild west.



I love all of this author's books that I've read. Can't wait for this one to be released!

What are you waiting for this week???


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18 comments

  1. I haven't read anything by this author yet, but this one sounds great! I love the cover. Great pick!
    Here's my WoW post

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  2. I haven't read this author, but this book sounds fascinating.

    Here's MY WOW POST

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  3. I'm a big fan of Wrede and never heard about this one. Thanks for letting me know!! Here's my WOW:
    http://thebucketlist-gn.blogspot.com/2011/04/waiting-on-wednesday-summer-of-firsts.html
    happy reading!

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  4. I had not heard of the author before. I think the synopsis sounds intriguing.

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  5. I haven't heard of the author but this sounds intriguing. I might give this a try!

    Here's my Waiting on Wednesday post.

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  6. Wow this certainly something I haven't come across before, magic set in the old west. The book I'm waiting for is Girl of Fire and Thorns check it out. Link below :)

    Sandy

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  7. Oops forgot the link -fails-

    Sandy
    My WoW

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  8. I love the cover of this one!
    :)
    and it sounds interesting, though I think I'll wait for the review to make up my mind on it :D

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  9. That book looks really cool :) The author sounds familiar so gotta go google

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  10. I haven't heard of Across the Great Barrier until now but it sounds like a nice blend of historical fiction with magic. :)

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  11. I'm such a sucker for magic books, and this one sounds awesome! Great WOW pick :)

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  12. Oh I love the cover. Haven't heard of this one and it sounds interesting!

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  13. I haven't heard of this one before but it sounds great! Awesome WoW!

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  14. I haven't read anything by Patricia Wrede. Thanks for the info.
    Ann

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  15. I've never read anything by Patricia Wrede. Love this cover. Magic in the Western frontier? I think I'll add this to my growing TBR list!

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Thanks so much for your lovely comments!