Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: A Shard of Ice, by Alivia Anders

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine to spotlight upcoming book releases that we're excited about.

This week's pick:
Release date: April 14, 2014
Publisher: Red Alice Press
Format: Paperback, 308 pages

Goodreads description:

When 13-year-old Lilix Morgan is found alive and floating on a bed of ice at sea, everyone counts it a miracle. Kidnapped nearly four weeks earlier, she remembers nothing of her mysterious abduction. When she tries to remember what happened, she hears only a melody – a faint and delicate set of notes, strung together in a tune she doesn’t understand.


A year later and desperate to put the lingering nightmares of her past behind her, Lilix crosses the country to enroll at Baelmorte Academy, aiming to become the violinist she once dreamt of. Things seem to be finally going well, and Lilix settles into a routine of sheet music and inspiration among new friends.

Then the dreams start.

The melody and night terrors she thought she’d left behind return with a vengeance, threatening to ruin her fragile version of normalcy. Then an unlikely ally tells her that she isn’t alone. That there are others just like her, fighting to hide their own shocking truths from coming to light. That they know who she is, and what she’s been through. Now, accompanied by four other girls, Lilix discovers her nightmares are larger than a single trauma; they’re a window to a hidden part of her soul, a place of immense power with a destiny that cannot be ignored.


With this knowledge comes a new and frightening reality. For Lilix has been reawakened to stop an age-old enemy, one thought to have been destroyed centuries ago. Trapped by her destiny, Lilix is torn between what feels right and what she remembers. Her memories tell her of a star-crossed love waiting to be reunited, of friendships and trust broken in the past. But can she save that love when reality brings her an enemy, and an evil that will be the undoing of them all if they don’t destroy it?

I really really hope this will be as awesome as it sounds! Boarding school, violins, nightmares, mystery... so much potential! And just look at that gorgeous cover ;)
What's your pick this week?


  1. This is SO on my waiting list! I'm doing the little book blitzes for the novella series, too. Reading the first one soon, and the second will be out in the few days as well. Hope they impress!
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  2. Oh man! Another title that has the potential to rock my world! Thanks for sharing! The cover is gorgeous and the premise is just wow!

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  3. Oooh. Another title that I desperately need and want now. I love the cover for this book. Come check out my stack as well.

    Books of Love

  4. Great pick! That cover is gorgeous and the summary doesn't give too much away, I'm excited for this one! My WoW.

  5. Gorgeous cover + sounds amazing = <3. Can't wait for it. :D

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    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  6. I haven't heard of this, but the description has me SO intrigued. Thank you for putting this on my TBR radar!!


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  7. Oh yes, this is totally on my wishlist too!! Funnily enough, I thought I'd discovered this one on your blog (on a previous WoW) but I guess not haha Maybe it just made me think of you when I featured it because it truly does sound like a read that both of us could really love :D And I agree with you, it has SO much potential!! I hope you can get your hands on it soon ♥

  8. That is one gorgeous cover! I haven't heard of this one before, but it does sound promising. I'm still now sure how I feel about boarding schools as a backdrop, but I'm willing to give them another try for this story.