Tuesday, June 25, 2013

[Waiting On Wednesday: Relic]

Waiting On Wednesday happens every week on Wednesdays (hence the name) and is hosted by Breaking The Spine.  It's were people talk about the books they want to read about that aren't out yet.

My pick this week is...

"Relic"
Author: Renee Collins
Release Date: August 7th, 2013

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Summary:

 After a raging fire consumes her town and kills her parents, Maggie Davis is on her own to protect her younger sister and survive best she can in the Colorado town of Burning Mesa. In Maggie’s world, the bones of long-extinct magical creatures such as dragons and sirens are mined and traded for their residual magical elements, and harnessing these relics’ powers allows the user to wield fire, turn invisible, or heal even the worst of injuries.

Working in a local saloon, Maggie befriends the spirited showgirl Adelaide and falls for the roguish cowboy Landon. But when she proves to have a particular skill at harnessing the relics’ powers, Maggie is whisked away to the glamorous hacienda of Álvar Castilla, the wealthy young relic baron who runs Burning Mesa. Though his intentions aren’t always clear, Álvar trains Maggie in the world of relic magic. But when the mysterious fires reappear in their neighboring towns, Maggie must discover who is channeling relic magic for evil before it’s too late.

Relic is a thrilling adventure set in a wholly unique world, and a spell-binding story of love, trust, and the power of good.
-Goodreads
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This is one of the coolest versions of a western that I've ever heard of.  Mining the bones of mythical creatures instead of gold or other precious gems is just brilliant!  I'm hoping that this one is just as epic as it sounds, because it sounds incredibly epic!

What are you waiting on this week?  I wanna know!

12 comments:

Emily Anne said...

Wow, what a cool premise for a book! Thanks for bringing this to my attention. Also, the characters sounds wonderful :) And, can I mention that cover? Great pick!

Thanks for stopping by my WOW :)
Emily @ Reader Rising

Rachel said...

Ooh, this sounds interesting! Dragons? A cowboy? Yes, please! Thanks for putting it on my radar, and thanks for stopping by!

Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

Caro [The Book Rogue] said...

I agree, it sounds really good. I hope it exceed expectations!
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Shane Morgan said...

Great pick! Thanks for stopping by :)

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Sandra @ Waiting For Wentworth said...

Wow. This book sounds so different than anything I have ever read. Very interesting! Thanks for sharing. Thanks for stopping by.
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Tammy Sparks said...

I am also anxiously waiting on this book...Great choice!! I just love the idea of digging up the bones of magical animals. Luckily this one is out pretty soon:)

Here's my WOW.

Olena P said...

Cool cover! Thanks for sharing.

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Natalie Natflixandbooks said...

I'm excited for this one, too. It sounds so original for a western, like you said. Great pick!
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Holly U said...

What an intriguing synopsis! It sounds so cool! Great pick. :)

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Amy said...

This sounds interesting. Great pick!

Kate Bond said...

Ooh, cool. I'm bummed to have a sister named Maggie and a nephew named Landon, though--that shit can be disconcerting.

Nicole said...

Umm yes. Cannot wait for this one either! It sounds AWESOME and right up my ally!