Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.

A Shimmer of Angels by Lisa M. Basso

Release Date: November 2012
Publisher: Month9Books

A compelling and spirited debut from Lisa M. Basso in which sixteen-year-old Rayna Evans has spent the last three years locked away in a mental institution for seeing angels. Intent on remaining free, she ignores signs that she may be slipping into the world she has tried so hard to climb out of. But when her hallucinations begin showing up at school, can Rayna keep her job, her sanity and keep students from dying at the hand of angels she can't admit to seeing?

Psychiatry, fantasy and real life come together in A Shimmer of Angels, as a young girl struggles with identity, secrets and confronting her greatest fears. A Shimmer of Angels is a wonderful read for anyone who has ever felt like an outsider, or perhaps has felt like giving up entirely. It touches on themes of suicide, ostracism and emotional pain. The author, personally exposed to suicide through the death of her beloved family member will donate a percentage of sales of this novel to a local suicide prevention and outreach program in San Francisco, California.

Sounds intriguing, no? When I read the description it made me think of a YA version of Fight Club with Angels. I could be completely off base (probably), but I like the idea anyways. And it's nice to see an "Angel Novel" where the protagonist isn't actually an angel/part angel/starcrossed lovers with an angel (admit it, you've read at least one of those).

Besides, a chunk of the proceeds go to charity, so you don't have to feel guilty about buying more books when you get this one. Just convince yourself that you're spending the money for altruistic reasons.

How about y'all? What are you excited for this week?


  1. That does sound interesting! And I love that a portion of proceeds goes to charity. I will have to keep an eye out for this one! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I have not heard of this one, but that cover is stunning! That alone just makes me wanna read it :) Sounds totally amazing as well. Great WoW pick and I'm a new follower!

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