Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: The Sweetest Dark

The Sweetest Dark
Author: Shana Abe
Publisher: Bantam
Expected Publication: April 2, 2013

“With every fiber of my being, I yearned to be normal. To glide through my days at Iverson without incident. But I’d have to face the fact that my life was about to unfold in a very, very different way than I’d ever envisioned. Normal would become forever out of reach.”

Lora Jones has always known that she’s different. On the outside, she appears to be an ordinary sixteen-year-old girl. Yet Lora’s been keeping a heartful of secrets: She hears songs that no one else can hear, dreams vividly of smoke and flight, and lives with a mysterious voice inside her that insists she’s far more than what she seems.

England, 1915. Raised in an orphanage in a rough corner of London, Lora quickly learns to hide her unique abilities and avoid attention. Then, much to her surprise, she is selected as the new charity student at Iverson, an elite boarding school on England’s southern coast. Iverson’s eerie, gothic castle is like nothing Lora has ever seen. And the two boys she meets there will open her eyes and forever change her destiny.

Jesse is the school’s groundskeeper—a beautiful boy who recognizes Lora for who and what she truly is. Armand is a darkly handsome and arrogant aristocrat who harbors a few closely guarded secrets of his own. Both hold the answers to her past. One is the key to her future. And both will aim to win her heart. As danger descends upon Iverson, Lora must harness the powers she’s only just begun to understand, or else lose everything she dearly loves.

Filled with lush atmosphere, thrilling romance, and ancient magic, The Sweetest Dark brilliantly captures a rich historical era while unfolding an enchanting love story that defies time.

My Thoughts:
Just look at that cover! I mean even without reading the synopsis I'm pretty sure I would want to read this book. Add in some early 1900's England, Boarding School, and a love interest who knows exactly what Lora is and you have me sold. The only downside is that LONG wait until this book finally releases.


  1. The cover is so so pretty! And I do love stories that take place in boarding schools!
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  2. Gorgeous cover! I love the sound of this book. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I actually already read this and didn't really like it. :P But I hope you end up enjoying it! :)

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  4. I like that it is set in 1915 England- I am adding this to my TBR. Thanks for stopping by our blog!

  5. Alright, I'm a sucker for boarding schools and books set in England. This is going on my TBR pile!
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  6. Lovely cover. The story sounds interesting too.

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  7. Never heard of this one before, but I really like the sound of it! Adding to my TBR list! Plus, I LOVE that cover! It's very pretty! Great pick! And thanks for sharing! :D

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  8. Never heard of this book before, but it sounds great! Thanks for stopping by My WoW

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