Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (15)

Infinite Days - Rebecca Maizel
*August 3rd, 2010 St. Martin's Griffin

When Lenah Beaudonte, a 500-year-old vampire queen, wakes up a human teenager at an ultra-cliquey prep school, she must choose between embracing the humanity she’s always craved and saving her new friends from her vicious coven. The first in a sizzling new YA series.

Lenah Beaudonte is, in many ways, your average teen: the new girl at Wickham Boarding School, she struggles to fit in enough to survive and stand out enough to catch the eye of the golden-boy lacrosse captain. But Lenah also just happens to be a recovering five-hundred-year-old vampire queen. After centuries of terrorizing Europe, Lenah is able to realize the dream all vampires have -- to be human again. After performing a dangerous ritual to restore her humanity, Lenah entered a century-long hibernation, leaving behind the wicked coven she ruled over and the eternal love who has helped grant her deep-seated wish.

Until, that is, Lenah draws her first natural breath in centuries at Wickham and rediscovers a human life that bears little resemblance to the one she had known. As if suddenly becoming a teenager weren’t stressful enough, each passing hour brings Lenah closer to the moment when her abandoned coven will open the crypt where she should be sleeping and find her gone. As her borrowed days slip by, Lenah resolves to live her newfound life as fully as she can. But, to do so, she must answer ominous questions: Can an ex-vampire survive in an alien time and place? What can Lenah do to protect her new friends from the bloodthirsty menace about to descend upon them? And how is she ever going to pass her biology midterm?

So far, this one seems to have gotten a ton of positive reviews, which always boosts a book's appeal. Although it does appear to be another vampire book, the synopsis seems to suggest a twist - a vampire wanting to live a human life? How very opposite of one particular brunette *cough* Bella *cough*.

And I mean, with the mention of a coven, it'll be really interesting to see a different take on the whole vampire mythology. 500 years old? Waking up centuries later? Sounds like it's brimming with potential!

So there's my pick for the week. What're you waiting on this Wednesday?

*WoW is hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine


GABY said...

Sounds good, everyone is waiting for it!

My WoW

Janice said...

I'll put this on my list. Sounds really original.

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