Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #5

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. It's where we showcase all the books we're eager to get our hands on!

My choice for this week is...

Release date: November 20th 2012

A compelling and spirited debut from Lisa M. Basso in which sixteen-year-old Rayna Evans has spent the last three years locked away in a mental institution for seeing angels. Intent on remaining free, she ignores signs that she may be slipping into the world she has tried so hard to climb out of. But when her hallucinations begin showing up at school, can Rayna keep her job, her sanity and keep students from dying at the hand of angels she can’t admit to seeing? 
Psychiatry, fantasy and real life come together in A Shimmer of Angels, as a young girl struggles with identity, secrets and confronting her greatest fears. A Shimmer of Angels is a wonderful read for anyone who has ever felt like an outsider, or perhaps has felt like giving up entirely. It touches on themes of suicide, ostracism and emotional pain. The author, personally exposed to suicide through the death of her beloved brother, will donate a percentage of sales of this novel to a local suicide prevention and outreach program in San Francisco, California

Why I'm waiting on this book:
Firstly, that cover- whoa! It's gorgeous. Secondly, it sounds like a really interesting take on angels. And finally, it's so lovely that the author is donating some of the sales to a great cause! 

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  1. This does sound interesting! And that cover is pretty convincing too. ;) I can't wait to read this. Great choice, Nicola!

  2. Gosh I agree the cover is so beautiful! I am still not sure, is it really a paranormal story or a contemporary? the cover does remind on a paranormal story..

  3. It does sound amazing! I'll agree, the cover is very pretty...

    Here's my Waiting on Wednesday!

  4. The cover is absolutely stunning. I'm not a huge fan of angel stories, but this one sounds quite interesting. :)

  5. The cover is really pretty, it's what I noticed first! I'm a bit hesitant when it comes to angel stories but this does sound different and like the topic means a lot to the author, great choice, Nic!

  6. That COVER! Awesome pick! :D

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  7. I love everything about this one! I featured it a couple months ago on my WOW too! Great pick! :)
    My W.O.W.

  8. I love this cover! And the synopsis for this book sounds so intriguing! Thanks for sharing!

    MaryAnn @ Chapter by Chapter
    Our WoW

  9. It sounds amazing and the cover is so GORGEOUS! I haven't read many books about angels so I must give this a try :) Great pick this week, Nicola <3

  10. I only needed to read the words 'mental institution' to know that I want this book as soon as poossible! It helps that the cover is gorgeous too.
    Great pick, Nicola!

  11. LOL I think that cover is the main reason why I added this to my TBR pile in the first place -- I think cover love may be one of my biggest flaws, but I just can't help it! x) But since the angel synopsis sounds so amazing, I feel absolutely justified in wanting to read this book! I just love how the author is donating some of the profits -- that's just amazing :) <3 Awesome pick, Nicola!

  12. Look at that cover, it is amazing. I already have this one on my TBR. Hope its good, I'm getting a bit fed up with some angel books at the moment. Great pick :)

  13. Gorgeous cover and angels and psychiatry...sounds compelling. I will be on the lookout for this one thanks for sharing, Nicola.

  14. Great pick Nicola, this does sound like an interesting take on angels and I love the cover too! :)

  15. Oh, I think I need to get my Kleenex ready before reading this book! Issues like suicide always make me feel like crying. :') And angels! <3 I think I got enough of that creature but it turns out I was wrong (YAY!). ;)

    Like you said, Nicola, it's so lovely that the author donates some of the sales for such amazing cause! It's just very inspiring. :') Awesome pick, Nicola! :)


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