Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we just can't wait to get our sticky fingers on.

Title: The Snow Child
Author: Eowyn Ivey
Release Date: February 1, 2012
Synopsis from Goodreads:

Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart--he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm; she crumbling from loneliness and despair. In a moment of levity during the season's first snowfall, they build a child out of snow. The next morning the snow child is gone--but they glimpse a young, blonde-haired girl running through the trees.

This little girl, who calls herself Faina, seems to be a child of the woods. She hunts with a red fox at her side, skims lightly across the snow, and somehow survives alone in the Alaskan wilderness. As Jack and Mabel struggle to understand this child who could have stepped from the pages of a fairy tale, they come to love her as their own daughter. But in this beautiful, violent place things are rarely as they appear, and what they eventually learn about Faina will transform all of them.

This story sounds beautfiul. We can't wait to read it. We've heard so many good things about it that we hope we just fall in love. Seriously, we can't wait. It's totally a book that makes us chant

Must have NOWS!
We needs it!!
We wants it!!
We can't lives without it!!

Now that you've heard what our CAN'T WAIT book is... What's yours? Drop us a comment so we can find out what has you on pins and needles.


  1. that sounds very interesting! must add to list :) ~dixie

  2. This is the first I have heard of this book. It sounds really interesting. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog! :)

    1. I have a friend who read an arc of it and she said it was fantastic! Her updates on Goodreads were driving me insane :) I couldn't wait to get my hands on it :)

  3. YAYS! I just got in line for it at the library!! Woo woo!

  4. This one sounds great! Anything set in Alaska has to be cool, right? :)

  5. That sounds really interesting - I don't think I've read a book set in Alaska in a really long time, so I'm adding it to my to be read list!

  6. Ooh, this sounds lovely-- and the author has an awesome name :)

  7. Oh my gosh, the cover alone makes me want to read this one! It's so ridiculously awesome! Great pick. Thanks for stopping by!

  8. Interesting. I hadn't heard of it til now. Thanks for putting it on my radar. =)

  9. This is the first I've heard of this. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Wow, looks really awesome! I haven't heard of it either