Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Wishlist Wedsneday (6): The Sweetest Dark by Shana Abe

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.
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The Sweetest Dark
by Shana Abe
Releases |April 23rd 2012 by Bantam|
Edition |Hardback, 352 pages|
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For fans of Lauren Kate and Libba Bray, The Sweetest Dark is filled with thrilling romance, exciting adventure, and ancient magic. Shana AbĂ© brilliantly captures the drama of post-Victorian England, while unfolding a passionate love story that defies time. "With every fiber of my being, I yearned to be normal. To glide through my days at Iverson without incident. But I’d have to face the fact that my life was about to unfold in a very, very different way than I’d ever envisioned. Normal would become forever out of reach.”  Lora Jones has always known that she’s different. On the outside, she appears to be an ordinary sixteen-year-old girl. Yet Lora’s been keeping a heartful of secrets: She hears songs that no one else can hear, dreams vividly of smoke and flight, and lives with a mysterious voice inside her that insists she’s far more than what she seems.
England, 1915. Raised in an orphanage in a rough corner of London, Lora quickly learns to hide her unique abilities and avoid attention. Then, much to her surprise, she is selected as the new charity student at Iverson, an elite boarding school on England’s southern coast. Iverson’s eerie, gothic castle is like nothing Lora has ever seen. And the two boys she meets there will open her eyes and forever change her destiny.
Jesse is the school’s groundskeeper—a beautiful boy who recognizes Lora for who and what she truly is. Armand is a darkly handsome and arrogant aristocrat who harbors a few closely guarded secrets of his own. Both hold the answers to her past. One is the key to her future. And both will aim to win her heart. As danger descends upon Iverson, Lora must harness the powers she’s only just begun to understand, or else lose everything she dearly loves.
Filled with lush atmosphere, thrilling romance, and ancient magic, The Sweetest Dark brilliantly captures a rich historical era while unfolding an enchanting love story that defies time.

Why I'm Wishing...
Well I'm not of fan of Lauren Kate or Libba Bray because I haven't read any of their books, so I would know their writing style. But I just love the sound of this and have read some awesome reviews on goodreads, which has me even more intrigued. And I LOVE the cover. Again, me and book covers?! It can't be helped people! The cover is what first caught my eye.


  1. This book looks familiar but I cannot remember where I saw it. Anyway from the blurb it looks like an interesting book. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. The cover is gorgeous! I haven't really read or enjoyed the other authors either but it sounds great. I did hear the writing style is kind of a love it or hate it thing. I'm curious to check it out. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. This book looks so cool and I love the cover. A lot of people are waiting on this one!
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  4. Haha, I know what you mean. The cover looks interesting, and the summary is good. I tried Lauren Kate, and I can't say I'm into her style all too much, but I'm still planning to give this one a shot, comparison or not.
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  5. I have this one on my TBR pile but many others come before it so I have no idea when I'll be reading it...

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  6. I love the cover! Will be adding it to my TBR pile!

  7. Adding to my to-read pile... now. Thanks for bringing it to our attention, and I hope you get to read it soon!

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  8. I was in at "Victorian England" oh my gosh! Thank I agree up there ^ I'm very happy you brought it to my attention.

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  9. This sounds amazing and I also love the cover :) Great pick!