07 March 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (10)

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine which asks what book we're most looking forward to.

Dark Star by Bethany Frenette
Publication date: October 23, 2012
Publisher: Hyperion

Audrey Whitticomb has nothing to fear. Her mother is the superhero Morning Star, the most deadly crime-fighter in the Twin Cities, so it’s hard for Audrey not to feel safe. That is, until she’s lured into the sweet night air by something human and not human—something with talons and teeth, and a wide, scarlet smile. Now Audrey knows the truth: her mom doesn’t fight crime at night. She fights Harrowers—livid, merciless beings who were trapped Beneath eons ago. Yet some have managed to escape. And they want Audrey dead, just because of who she is: one of the Kin. 

To survive, Audrey will need to sharpen the powers she has always had. When she gets close to someone, dark corners of the person’s memories become her own, and she sometimes even glimpses the future. If Audrey could only get close to Patrick Tigue, a powerful Harrower masquerading as human, she could use her Knowing to discover the Harrowers’ next move. But Leon, her mother’s bossy, infuriatingly attractive sidekick, has other ideas. Lately, he won’t let Audrey out of his sight. When an unthinkable betrayal puts Minneapolis in terrible danger, Audrey discovers a wild, untamed power within herself. It may be the key to saving her herself, her family, and her city. Or it may be the force that destroys everything—and everyone—she loves.

SUPERHEROES! Sorry for the caps. I'm just really excited. I'm a nerd and get a little hot over superheroes. Does the description remind anyone else of Jana Oliver's Demon Trappers series (if you've read it obviously)? That might be another reason I'm drawn to it. And well...you know...SUPERHEROES. I hope there's more than just her mom and Leon.

What are you waiting for?


  1. EEEEEEEEEEE!!! I'd never heard of THIS AWESOMESAUCE BOOK before. Superheroes? Fighting demonlike entities? Falling in love with yo' mama's sidekick? Oh, yes, give me!

    And I love the cover! This is such a wonderful pick. Totally added it to my TBR.


  2. never heard of this one but it sounds pretty awesome. i just got back from the comic book store, too. going into tbr list.


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