Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: The Painted Boy

Breaking the Spine created Waiting on Wednesday, a meme in which we talk about what new releases we are eagerly awaiting :)

The Painted Boy by Charles de Lint

Release Date: November 11, 2010

Jay Li should be in Chicago, finishing high school and working at his family's restaurant. Instead, as a born member of the Yellow Dragon Clan--part human, part dragon, like his grandmother--he is on a quest even he does not understand. His journey takes him to Santo del Vado Viejo in the Arizona desert, a town overrun by gangs, haunted by members of other animal clans, perfumed by delicious food, and set to the beat of Malo Malo, a barrio rock band whose female lead guitarist captures Jay's heart. He must face a series of dangerous, otherworldly--and very human--challenges to become the man, and dragon, he is meant to be.

-I like reading books set in Chicago and it's a very nice bonus that he is half dragon ;) Annndd it sounds like there might be some intercultural romance going on. So to recap; dragons, intercultural romance, Chicago setting, yummy food and music. What's not to love?

What books are you dying to read this week?


  1. Ooh, this looks great. I love books with musical threads. Thanks for spotlighting this one :)

  2. This one looks great! It's nice to see some more supernatural fiction featuring PoC characters, and ditto for the intercultural romance. And yummy food. And music. xD Haha, looks like I'll definitely have to read this one! Thanks for the spotlight!


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