Wednesday, March 12, 2014

"Waiting On" Wednesday: A Shard of Ice (The Black Symphony Saga #1)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights eagerly-anticipated upcoming releases. Click the link to participate.

My Pick This Week: 

Book Title: A Shard of Ice
Author: Alivia Anders
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Music
Release DateApril 14, 2014
A Shard of Ice


When 13-year-old Lilix Morgan is found alive and floating on a bed of ice at sea, everyone counts it a miracle. Kidnapped nearly four weeks earlier, she remembers nothing of her mysterious abduction. When she tries to remember what happened, she hears only a melody – a faint and delicate set of notes, strung together in a tune she doesn’t understand.


A year later and desperate to put the lingering nightmares of her past behind her, Lilix crosses the country to enroll at Baelmorte Academy, aiming to become the violinist she once dreamt of. Things seem to be finally going well, and Lilix settles into a routine of sheet music and inspiration among new friends.

Then the dreams start.

The melody and night terrors she thought she’d left behind return with a vengeance, threatening to ruin her fragile version of normalcy. Then an unlikely ally tells her that she isn’t alone. That there are others just like her, fighting to hide their own shocking truths from coming to light. That they know who she is, and what she’s been through. Now, accompanied by four other girls, Lilix discovers her nightmares are larger than a single trauma; they’re a window to a hidden part of her soul, a place of immense power with a destiny that cannot be ignored.


With this knowledge comes a new and frightening reality. For Lilix has been reawakened to stop an age-old enemy, one thought to have been destroyed centuries ago. Trapped by her destiny, Lilix is torn between what feels right and what she remembers. Her memories tell her of a star-crossed love waiting to be reunited, of friendships and trust broken in the past. But can she save that love when reality brings her an enemy, and an evil that will be the undoing of them all if they don’t destroy it?

The premise sounds intriguing enough and I love reading about magic schools, so I thought I'd give this one a whirl. Plus, the cover is to die for! I love the mask and the black makeup.

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  1. The premise sounds intriguing but I admit to being distracted by that stunning cover. Great pick!

    Here's my WOW pick.

    Wit and Sin

    1. Oooh. I like your blog name.

      Yes, the cover grabbed my attention. It's just so detailed but with a light, elegant touch.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. This book sounds really good, and I just love the cover. Thanks for sharing! :)
    Here's my WoW

  3. This has a beautiful cover and the cover definitely grabs your attention. Come visit me as well.

    Books of Love

    1. Will do! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Looks interesting and the cover is beautiful. Great pick!

  5. Haven't heard of this one before, but LOVE that cover!
    Check out my WOW.

  6. I nominated you for the Liebster Award. Check out the details here.

    1. Darn... sorry I didn't comment earlier. Thanks so much, Tiffany. This means a lot!