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?