Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme sponsored by Breaking the Spine in which bloggers, authors and other bookish folk talk about books they are highly anticipating. Mine for this week is:
Title: The Gathering (Darkness Rising, Book #1)
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Release Date: April 12, 2011
It's a young adult shifter (romance?)novel regarding a young woman named Maya, set in a mountain town in Canada and a mystery surrounding the drowning death of her best friend. The most intriguing part of the story is when the mountain lions around town start acting strange, especially around Maya. Thrown into the mix is Maya's prospective love interest, Rafe, who only seems interested in Maya where her enigmatic paw-print birth-mark is concerned. You had me at mountain lion and paw print birthmark. It will be interesting to see where authors go with shifting outside of wolves. I actually live in an area where there are bobcats and mountain lions, I've seen their tracks in the mountains and canyons. It does open up a scope of imaginative possibilities.