Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Owl and the Japanese Circus, by Kristi Charish

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: January 13, 2015
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Canada
Format: Paperback, 432 pages

Goodreads description
Fans of Kim Harrison, Jim Butcher, and Linda Hamilton will flock to the kick-ass world of Owl, a modern-day “Indiana Jane” who reluctantly navigates the hidden supernatural world.

Ex-archaeology grad student turned international antiquities thief, Alix—better known now as Owl—has one rule. No supernatural jobs. Ever. Until she crosses paths with Mr. Kurosawa, a red dragon who owns and runs the Japanese Circus Casino in Las Vegas. He insists Owl retrieve an artifact stolen three thousand years ago, and makes her an offer she can’t refuse: he’ll get rid of a pack of vampires that want her dead. A dragon is about the only entity on the planet that can deliver on Owl’s vampire problem – and let’s face it, dragons are known to eat the odd thief.

Owl retraces the steps of Mr. Kurosawa’s ancient thief from Japan to Bali with the help of her best friend, Nadya, and an attractive mercenary. As it turns out though, finding the scroll is the least of her worries. When she figures out one of Mr. Kurosawa’s trusted advisors is orchestrating a plan to use a weapon powerful enough to wipe out a city, things go to hell in a hand basket fast…and Owl has to pick sides.

This one was on my list before it even had a cover. Thieves, supernatural elements, circus, vampires, dragons, mercenaries... no way I can pass this up. What do you think of it? And what are you pining for this Wednesday?


  1. I always find awesome new books in WoWs -- and I wonder how you guys find them in all the new stuff coming out each year. Enlighten me? ^^
    Anyway, this sounds awesome. It has all those amazing elements, just like you said, but I can't shake the feeling that the combination might not be as good as it sounds, because I can hardly see how all my curiositiy of this world yould be satisfied in 400 pages... But I'll definitvely add this to my list!!
    My WoW

  2. I haven't heard of this one before and I like books that have a bit of mystery on them. I really think this one is going to be good. Great WoW choice.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  3. OMG WOW. This is COMPLETELY new to me...but I want it. Because of ALL the reasons you yourself listed at the end there. I was like yup! yup! yup! yup! yup! yup! xD Seriously though. How could ANYONE pass this up? Thank you SO much for discovering this and putting it on my radar!! ♥

  4. I don't think I've seen this one around but it looks awesome!

  5. OMG, this sounds awesome!!!!! How did I not previously hear about this?! Sounds so good! Thanks for sharing, going to add this to my tbr pile for sure! (:

  6. This book sounds awesome! I'm loving your blog because you have amazing book taste. Heir of Fire, The Infinite Sea, The Retribution of Mara Dyer... <3 New follower!

    The Life of Little Me

  7. Wow this definitely sounds unique and filled with a lot of potential! I'm not sure it would be my kind of genre though it depends what angle it takes, but I'm curious!