Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: 11/05/2014

This bookish meme tells the blogosphere what we're waiting patiently (and sometimes not so patiently) for! It's hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine!

The Name of the Blade

     Ancient Japanese gods and monsters are unleashed on modern-day London in this first book of an epic trilogy from acclaimed fantasy writer ZoĆ« Marriott.
     When Mio sneaks the family's katana -- a priceless ancestral sword -- from her parents' attic, she just wants to spice up a costume. But the katana is much more than a dusty antique. Awakening the power within the sword unleashes a terrible, ancient evil onto the streets of unsuspecting London. But it also releases Shinobu, a fearless warrior boy, from the depths of time. He helps to protect Mio -- and steals her heart. With creatures straight out of Japanese myths stalking her and her friends, Mio realizes that if she cannot keep the sword safe and learn to control its legendary powers, she will lose not only her own life . . . but the love of a lifetime.

Published by: Candlewick Press
Expected Publication: November 11, 2014

Why I'm Waiting: The first sentence is enough for me. Gods and monsters released on a modern day?! It already sounds epic! Also, I've never read anything really with Japanese mythology, so this sounds very interesting! 

What are you waiting on?
Will you be waiting on this with me?!


  1. OOoh nice! Totally new to me! Hope you love it once you read it!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  2. THAT SOUNDS AMAZING! You had me at katana! But in all seriousness I really love books that bring mythology into the modern world and Japanese is a new one. It's sounds really good. *adds to TBR*
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally