Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #1- The Wolves of Midwinter

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme created by Jill @ Breaking The Spine . It gives us a chance to show the books we are eagerly anticipating. This is my very first Waiting on Wednesday. I wanted to "wait" until I found a book that I really really wanted to read and was literally jumping up and down for. So here we have it! An Anne Rice book ^_^ The Wolves of Midwinter is the 2nd book in her new werewolf series, The Wolf Gift Chronicles. Here are the deets, and then I'll tell ya a little bit more about why I want to read this (and you should too ;) ).

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The Wolves of Midwinter (The Wolf Gift Chronicles #2) by Anne Rice

Hardcover416 pages
Expected publication: October 15th 2013 by Knopf
ISBN0385349963 (ISBN13: 9780385349963)
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The Wolves of Midwinter
The tale of THE WOLF GIFT continues . . .

In Anne Rice’s surprising and compelling best-selling novel, the first of her strange and mythic imagining of the world of wolfen powers (“I devoured these pages . . . As solid and engaging as anything she has written since her early vampire chronicle fiction” —Alan Cheuse, The Boston Globe; “A delectable cocktail of old-fashioned lost-race adventure, shape-shifting and suspense” —Elizabeth Hand, The Washington Post), readers were spellbound as Rice imagined a daring new world set against the wild and beckoning California coast.

Now in her new novel, as lush and romantic in detail and atmosphere as it is sleek and steely in storytelling, Anne Rice brings us once again to the rugged coastline of Northern California, to the grand mansion at Nideck Point—to further explore the unearthly education of her transformed Man Wolf.

The novel opens on a cold, gray landscape. It is the beginning of December. Oak fires are burning in the stately flickering hearths of Nideck Point. It is Yuletide. For Reuben Golding, now infused with the wolf gift and under the loving tutelage of the Morphenkinder, this Christmas promises to be like no other . . . as he soon becomes aware that the Morphenkinder, steeped in their own rituals, are also celebrating the Midwinter Yuletide festival deep within Nideck forest.

From out of the shadows of the exquisite mansion comes a ghost—tormented, imploring, unable to speak yet able to embrace and desire with desperate affection . . . As Reuben finds himself caught up with the passions and yearnings of this spectral presence and the preparations for the Nideck town Christmas reach a fever pitch, astonishing secrets are revealed, secrets that tell of a strange netherworld, of spirits—centuries old—who possess their own fantastical ancient histories and taunt with their dark, magical powers

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I absolutely LOVED the Wolf Gift. I read it before I started my blog and reviewing. Looks like I will be reviewing this one though. I'm nervous because I love Anne Arice books so much that I find it sometimes difficult to express why I love her anymore. But I'm up for the challenge. I really think she finds her niche by writing supernatural creatures. I do like her angel series (Of Love and Evil was amazing!) but, I felt like her werewolf world could exist exactly alongside her famous (and my favorite!) Vampire world. I liked that, too.
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(aka Dee) has loved reading for as long as she can remember. She loves many things: fantasy novels, young adult fiction, her cat, painting, and horror films from the 70s. Diamond is a grad student at UCLA. She's pursuing a Master's in Library and Information Science.