Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday:: The Killing Moon

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights anticipated upcoming releases. This week my can't-wait to-read book is:

by N.K. Jemisin
Drops May 1, 2012

In the city-state of Gujaareh, peace is the only law. Along its ancient stone streets, where time is marked by the river’s floods, there is no crime or violence. Within the city’s colored shadows, priests of the dream-goddess harvest the wild power of the sleeping mind as magic, using it to heal, soothe... and kill.

But when corruption blooms at the heart of Gujaareh’s great temple, Ehiru—most famous of the city’s Gatherers—cannot defeat it alone. With the aid of his cold-eyed apprentice and a beautiful foreign spy, he must thwart a conspiracy whose roots lie in his own past. And to prevent the unleashing of deadly forbidden magic, he must somehow defeat a Gatherer’s most terrifying nemesis: the Reaper

Here ya go: Read SAMPLE CHAPTER1

N.K.Jemisin is the real deal, not only a good storyteller but also a sharp writer.  I am woefully behind in completing The Inheritance Trilogy but that won't stop me from grabbing The Killing Moon when it is released.  She is one of the best new writers to come around in years and her writing is rich, filled with lots of layers, fresh and thoroughly entertaining.  Plus, she's a fellow New Yorker, so how can I not support her?  She's friggin fantastic.

***Don't forget to leave a comment if you're participating in Waiting On Wednesday with a link to your can't-wait-to-read so I can swing on by!


  1. Oooh, awesome! I just finished The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms and absolutely loved it. I still need to read the other books in the series, but I will definitely be reading this one, too.

  2. Jemisin is a great writer. So excited that she has a new book coming out. Great pick! Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Ohhh new to me! But sounds interesting. Conspiracies and a reaper! Very curious.
    My WOW

  4. Sounds really good great choice to check out my choice...

  5. Hi there :) just popping in...
    Not something I normally read but, it sounds interesting. I might add it to my TBR pile.

    :) Here is my choice...
    Waiting On Wednesday

  6. Her books are on my list, but I never read them.. I think I should!

    My pick:

  7. I still need to read the Inheritance Trilogy as well, but this sounds like another great series.

    Here's my WOW

    1. I still need to complete The Inheritance Trilogy but that won't stop me from starting this new series. Jemisin is a terrific writer and a great storyteller.

  8. Haven't heard of this one before will have to check it out further.

    My WoW

  9. Wednesdays are the hardest days for me to spend time in the blogosphere because of work but I make the effort because it is a great way to discover new books! ( I need more additions to my TBR pile. Oh well, can't help myself.)

  10. Great pick, that sounds like a really unique book!

    Here's mine:
    Waiting on Wednesday

  11. I have never heard of any books by N.K. Jemisin until now and The Killing Moon does sound like a book I would like. So I have added it to my reading wishlist. Great WoW book :) Natasha @ Paranormal Goddess Book Blog - My Waiting On Wednesday Pick