Waiting on Wednesday: Winterkill by Kate A. Boorman

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.  Its purpose is to spotlight eagerly-anticipated upcoming releases.

This week I’m eagerly awaiting:

Winterkill by Kate A. Boorman

Expected Release Date: September 9, 2014

Emmeline knows she’s not supposed to explore the woods outside her settlement. The enemy that wiped out half her people lurks there, attacking at night and keeping them isolated in an unfamiliar land with merciless winters. Living with the shame of her grandmother’s insubordination, Emmeline has learned to keep her head down and her quick tongue silent.

When the settlement leader asks for her hand in marriage, it’s an opportunity for Emmeline to wash the family slate clean—even if she has eyes for another. But before she’s forced into an impossible decision, her dreams urge her into the woods, where she uncovers a path she can’t help but follow. The trail leads to a secret that someone in the village will kill to protect. Her grandmother followed the same path and paid the price. If Emmeline isn’t careful, she will be next.

(summary via Goodreads)

I’m not sure what it is about this one–it reminds me a little bit of The Forest of Hands and Teeth meets The Village?  But something about it is creepy and perfect.  I can’t wait to see what the story has in store, and if it’s done well (and doesn’t devolve into your standard dystopian love story thing), it could be really great.

What are you waiting on this week?

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2 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: Winterkill by Kate A. Boorman

  1. The discovery of a Christopher Moore or Terry Pratchett book I haven’t read yet but in lieu of that the discovery of some author currently unknown to me that will bring more irreverence and laughter to my life.

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