Wednesday 6 February 2013

Waiting on Wednesday- The Night Itself by Zoe Marriott

Hey, the House of Commons voted in favour of legalising same sex marriage! The government actually did something useful!

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Breaking the Spine where we show off books that we want to read but have not been published yet. 

Title:  The Night Itself
Author: Zoe Marriott
Release Date: 4 July 2013 by Walker
Link to / Summary from Goodreads: When fifteen year old Mio Yamato furtively sneaks the katana - an ancestral Japanese sword - out of its hiding place in her parent's attic to help liven up her Christmas party costume, she has no idea of the darkness she is about to unleash on modern day London, or the family secrets that she is going to uncover.

The paralysing paranoia that descends on her before she gets to her friend's party is her first clue. The vivid and terrifying visions that nearly get her killed are a pretty good warning too.

The giant nine-tailed cat demon that comes after the sword and tries to rip her throat out? Overkill.

Seconds away from becoming kitty-food, Mio is saved by Shinobu, a mysterious warrior boy. But it's already too late. Mio has ruptured the veil between the mortal realm and the Underworld, and now the gods and monsters of ancient Japan stalk the streets of London, searching for her and the sword. 

With the help of her best friend Jack, a fox spirit named Hikaru - and the devoted protection of the betwitchingly familiar Shinobu - Mio attempts to discover the true nature of the sword and its connection to the Yamato family. Because if she doesn't learn how to control the katana's incredible powers, she's in danger of being overwhelmed by them. And if she can't keep the sword safe from the terrible creatures who want it for their own, she'll lose not only her own life... but the love of a lifetime.
Why I want it: I really really enjoyed Frostfire (which still needs to be reviewed on here some day) because the plot and characters and writing were beautiful. Another from Zoe? Heck yes.

What are YOU waiting on this week?

1 comment:

  1. O.M.G!!!! I read Shadow on the Moon by Zoe, can only recommend that! I LOVED it! And this has Japanese touch again, so I'm all for it. Not so sure I like the general plot yet, but I still want this. ^^ My WoW


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