Waiting on Wednesday: DANCE OF SHADOWS

Jill at Breaking the Spine started this and I believe that it's awesome" This blog post is to alert those that visit about "the" book that we cannot wait to get our hands on.   

This week for my choice I have selected DANCE OF SHADOWS by Yelena Black. I was instantly drawn to it's beautifully mesmerizing cover and then I read the synopsis and knew it was a read that I would be left pining for.  Now that you know of my WOW, what is yours?

DANCE OF SHADOWS
Book One
by Yelena Black
Coming 12/24/12
ISBN-13: 978-1599909400
Publisher: Bloomsbury/Walker Books BYR
Pages: 304
Find it on AmazonB&NGoodreads


Curtains up on a deliciously dark new YA trilogy from the creators of Lauren Kate’s Fallen.

Vanessa Adler isn’t so sure she really belongs at the School of American Ballet. But dance runs in her family. It’s been a part of her life for as long as she can remember. Her grandmother and mother were prima ballerinas, and her older sister Margaret was, too. That is, until Margaret mysteriously disappeared from school three years ago. Vanessa is heir to the family’s gift and the only person who can fulfill her sister’s destiny. She has no choice.

But she never could have guessed how dangerous the school is. The infamous choreographer, Josef, isn’t just ruthless with his pupils, he guards a sinister secret, one in which the school’s dancers—prized for their beauty, grace, and discipline—become pawns in a world of dark, deadly demons.

5 comments on "Waiting on Wednesday: DANCE OF SHADOWS"

Jessica@a GREAT read wrote: July 11, 2012 at 4:30 AM

Interesting! Saw this at another blog! Like the cover!!

Here's my WoW

Have a GREAT day!

Old Follower :)


Alexis Neuville wrote: July 11, 2012 at 5:22 AM

THIS COVER. I'm in love with it - that's for sure!

Here's my Waiting on Wednesday!!
-Lexi, the Literature Lion


So Many Books, So Little Time wrote: July 11, 2012 at 6:12 AM

I'm doing work experience at Bloomsbury and saw all of the drafts for the UK cover of this! They're actually quite different! Sounds awesome, though!


Little Miss Becky wrote: July 11, 2012 at 2:05 PM

We had the same pick this week! :D This definitely sounds awesome.


Krystianna wrote: July 12, 2012 at 2:20 PM

I'm definitely going to have to read this book. It sounds amazing and the cover is just awesome. Thanks so much for bringing it to my attention. I hadn't heard of it before this!


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