Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Dance of Shadows, by Yelena Black

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

My pick this week is:

Dance of Shadows, by Yelena Black

Expected publication: December 24, 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury/Walker Books
Format: 304 pages

Goodreads description:
Curtains up on a deliciously dark new YA trilogy!

Vanessa Adler isn’t so sure she really belongs at the School of American Ballet. But dance runs in her family. It’s been a part of her life for as long as she can remember. Her grandmother and mother were prima ballerinas, and her older sister Margaret was, too. That is, until Margaret mysteriously disappeared from school three years ago. Vanessa is heir to the family’s gift and the only person who can fulfill her sister’s destiny. She has no choice.

But she never could have guessed how dangerous the school is. The infamous choreographer, Josef, isn’t just ruthless with his pupils, he guards a sinister secret, one in which the school’s dancers—prized for their beauty, grace, and discipline—become pawns in a world of dark, deadly demons.

Isn't the cover gorgeous? Click it to add the book on goodreads. I heard about this one on the last YA Scavenger Hunt and the blurb had me hooked. Ballerinas, dark gifts, and demons! The bording school-esque feel and the ballet theme remind me a little of the movie Suspiria (you know, that really creepy 70s horror classic). I'm curious to see how Vanessa will deal with her gift and the pressure put on her, whether she will discover what happened to her sister, and what this sinister Josef is up to!

Have you heard of this book before? Do you think it sounds interesting? Tell me in the comments, and leave a link to what you are waiting for this Wednesday :)


  1. that is a stunning cover!! *-* and the blurb is not half bad either. ;)

  2. I do love this cover...thanks for sharing.

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  3. I actually only discovered this one today on another WoW post. It definitely does sound interesting, though. Dancers and demons? Count me in! Thanks for sharing & for stopping by my WoW post. Happy Wednesday! :D

  4. I saw this a few days ago. I love the cover and the plot sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing, and for stopping by my blog earlier.

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  5. Great pick! This one sounds absolutely amazing! I love the cover as well. :)

  6. I just found out about it last week, sounds awesome and I just absolutely LOVE the cover!

  7. The cover is stunning and sounds like a good read too!

  8. Oooh, this one does look quite interesting. I used to take ballet myself, so I'm hooked on that part. Also, what's a story without a few demons?
    Thanks for sharing.