Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (1)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases people are excited for.

I normally don't do any mems, except for the occasional IMM post, but I thought that I would do a WOW post for once. This week (and my first wow) I'm waiting for...



Title: Prophecy of Days - Book One: The Daykeeper's Grimoire
Author: Christy Raedeke
Publisher: Flux
Release Date: May 1, 2010

Summary:

PROPHECY OF DAYS, BOOK ONE: THE DAYKEEPER’S GRIMOIRE is the story of Caity Mac Fireland, a girl from San Francisco whose parents drag her to an isle off the coast of Scotland to manage some family property. Caity finds that a Mayan relic is concealed there, intentionally left centuries ago by Mayan Daykeepers in an attempt to keep their profound knowledge about the year 2012 alive into the current era.

As she delves into this world of secret knowledge, Caity is helped along by a visiting family friend and Feng Shui master, Uncle Li; a Mayan elder named Bolon; and Mr. Papers, her pet monkey that communicates through origami. A handsome Scottish lad gets pulled into the intrigue, as do several other people with questionable motives and loyalties. Caity must weave together a tapestry of information in order to make her radical discovery, a mystery protected by an elite coterie of power-brokers who influence world events. Caity’s twenty-first century mind is put to the test as she tries to uncover the answer to an ancient riddle while trying to outwit this powerful group that will stop at nothing to control the secret, and her.

Why I want it:

IT SOUNDS AWESOME! How does that summary not hook you in? Although, it kinda terrifies me at the same time. I also heard something about a monkey? I like monkeys. Plus it has to deal with the Mayans, and I'm part Mayan! The cover is also pretty cool.

And another reason? I actually met and had lunch with Christy in the summer during SCBWI during the tenner/blogger lunch. (You can see that post HERE.)

What are you waiting for?

-Alicia

6 comments:

Dazzling Mage said...

I understand the monkey appeal. Sometimes I don't know if I'm reading for the characters/story, or for the funny pet moments.

It does look awesome though!

Rebecca Herman said...

This book looks interesting. I hope it is better than the 2012 movie which I thought was awful!

Christy Raedeke said...

Alicia, you totally made my day!

I didn't know you were Mayan - lucky girl! Amazing ancestry you have.

xo,
Christy

Karen said...

Now that looks like an original story! Nice cover too.

Book Junkie said...

Hey Therel!

I have an award for you on my blog: http://myfoolishwisdom.blogspot.com/2010/03/awards.html

oxoxox, Brande

Cinnamon said...

Thanks for stopping by! I'm super excited to read Shade now. :D