Waiting on Wednesday (81)

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:

"The Gathering Storm"
by Robin Bridges
Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Release Date: Jan 10, 2012

The following description is from goodreads.com:

St. Petersburg, Russia, 1888. As she attends a whirl of glittering balls, royal debutante Katerina Alexandrovna, Duchess of Oldenburg, tries to hide a dark secret: she can raise the dead. No one knows. Not her family. Not the girls at her finishing school. Not the tsar or anyone in her aristocratic circle. Katerina considers her talent a curse, not a gift. But when she uses her special skill to protect a member of the Imperial Family, she finds herself caught in a web of intrigue. An evil presence is growing within Europe's royal bloodlines—and those aligned with the darkness threaten to topple the tsar. Suddenly Katerina's strength as a necromancer attracts attention from unwelcome sources . . . including two young men—George Alexandrovich, the tsar's standoffish middle son, who needs Katerina's help to safeguard Russia, even if he's repelled by her secret, and the dashing Prince Danilo, heir to the throne of Montenegro, to whom Katerina feels inexplicably drawn.
The time has come for Katerina to embrace her power, but which side will she choose—and to whom will she give her heart?

What a great concept! I hardly ever see books in this setting, and the fact that it is historical plus paranormal makes me really want to read it!

What are you waiting for this week???


  1. That one sounds absolutely fantastic! I love the idea of it!

    My Waiting on: http://wingedescapes.wordpress.com/2011/08/17/waiting-on-wednesday/

  2. This one sounds really different, but not in a bad way! Historical fiction isn't really my favorite, but this one sounds pretty good! :) Nice pick.

    My WoW :)

  3. I can't wait for this one - its definitely high on my wish list! :)

  4. Interesting. I haven't heard of this one before.

  5. I agree- historical plus paranormal is always a page turner for me! Great pick!

  6. Oooh a necromancer read - this sounds really good!

    Our WOW pick is at Book Sake.

  7. Ooh, this one sounds intriguing!

  8. It sounds very cool, and the cover looks amazing!!
    Plus! Russia!! I loves me some Russia.

  9. I'm really excited about this one, too! Can't wait! :)

  10. I'm looking forward to this one as well! I've already put it on my future orders and my tbr list on goodreads! Great pick!


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