Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday: Gateway

I'm so sorry about the lack of reviews and contest details! I'm starting to get overwhelmed with schoolwork and it's only September! *gulps*
It's very frustrating because I've finished 10 Cents a Dance and Rogelia's House of Magic and I really want to write the reviews but I haven't had any time this week! I'm determined to publish some reviews and type up others and have them ready!

I have time to wait for books though. This week I'm waiting on...

Gateway by Sharon Shinn

Release Date: Oct. 15, 2009

As a Chinese adoptee in St. Louis, teenage Daiyu often feels out of place. When an elderly Asian jewelry seller at a street fair shows her a black jade ring—and tells her that “black jade” translates to “Daiyu”—she buys it as a talisman of her heritage. But it’s more than that; it’s magic. It takes Daiyu through a gateway into a version of St. Louis much like 19th century China. Almost immediately she is recruited as a spy, which means hours of training in manners and niceties and sleight of hand. It also means stealing time to be with handsome Kalen, who is in on the plan. There’s only one problem. Once her task is done, she must go back to St. Louis and leave him behind forever. . .

I'm so intrigued by the idea of reading about a Chinese spy!

Thanks everyone for all the MG suggestions, I've got some good titles to check out :)


  1. Ooooh, this one sounds really good. I'll have to check it out.

    I left you an award on my blog. Sorry, I almost forgot to tell you, but you can see it here -

  2. Gateway does sound good, and I have a thing for spy books.

    I just finished Rogelia's House of Magic today. I enjoyed it. I think it has a lot of growth potential, hope it's a start of a series.

  3. Oo! I haven't heard of this one. Now I must look it up. Oh--dang, not released for another month?

  4. Thanks for this feature. Now I want to read this book too! :D

  5. No need to apologize for the lack of reviews, Ari. School comes first :)

  6. Katrina's right, this can wait and we are patient.

  7. I LOVE Sharon Shinn - I'm sure this is going to be a fabulous novel.

  8. Can not wait to see what you thought of Ten Cents. Also have you read Flygirl yet (can't remember if I've seen it reviewed here, it's everywhere but the hype is realistic)

  9. Happy birthday, Ari! Hope you're having a wonderful Friday birthday.

  10. Didn't know about this. One more for my teetering tbr mountain.

    You can only do so much and you don't want me fussing about your homework.

    You are worth waiting for. When you get the reviews done, we'll all be here to enjoy them.


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