Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (19)

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Basically, I pick a book I'm excited about that's coming out sometime soon.

This week I'm waiting on
The Painted Boy by Charles de Lint

Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Publishing Date: November 11, 2010

Summary: Jay Li should be in Chicago, finishing high school and working at his family's restaurant. Instead, as a born member of the Yellow Dragon Clan--part human, part dragon, like his grandmother--he is on a quest even he does not understand. His journey takes him to Santo del Vado Viejo in the Arizona desert, a town overrun by gangs, haunted by members of other animal clans, perfumed by delicious food, and set to the beat of Malo Malo, a barrio rock band whose female lead guitarist captures Jay's heart. He must face a series of dangerous, otherworldly--and very human--challenges to become the man, and dragon, he is meant to be. This is Charles de Lint at his best!

I L<3VE this cover, and the summary sounds super amazing to me! I absolutely can't wait to read this book!
What are you waiting on this week?


Tales of Whimsy said...

Fascinating pick!

Here is my WOW :)

Liviania said...

Charles de Lint is such an amazing author. Plus, I love the stark cover of this one.

Liz @ Cleverly Inked said...

COol wow. Strong cover

Simcha said...

I'm embarrassed to admit that I've never read anything by de Lint before although I have been meaning to. This does sound like it could be a good book and I hope you do get the chance to read and review it.

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