Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (14)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

I'm side-eyeing this book something fierce because the whole using-alchemy-to-change-bodies detail feels yanked straight out of Fullmetal Alchemist, a show I loved in junior high and just recently got back into upon my discovery of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. Trying to call it fresh equals me calling BS, but I'll still give The Alchemy of Forever a try. I may scream and I may nitpick, but it takes a little more than that to put me off a book.

The Alchemy of Forever
by Avery Williams
January 3, 2012
256 pages (hardcover)

Seraphina’s first love made her immortal…her second might get her killed.

Incarnation is a new series that introduces a fresh mythology perfect for fans of bestselling series like The Immortals by Alyson Noel and Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.

After spending six hundred years on earth, Seraphina Ames has seen it all. Eternal life provides her with the world’s riches, but at a very high price: innocent lives. Centuries ago, her boyfriend, Cyrus, discovered a method of alchemy that allows them to swap bodies with other humans, jumping from one vessel to the next, taking the human’s life in the process. No longer able to bear the guilt of what she’s done, Sera escapes from Cyrus and vows to never kill again.

Then sixteen-year-old Kailey Morgan gets into a horrific car accident right in front of her, and Sera accidentally takes over her body. For the first time, Sera finds herself enjoying the life of the person she’s inhabiting—and falls for the human boy who lives next door. But Cyrus will stop at nothing until she’s his again, and every moment she stays, she’s putting herself and the people she’s grown to care for in great danger. Will Sera have to give up the one thing that’s eluded her for centuries: true love?

3 comments:

  1. Oh I'm really looking forward to this one too and that cover is awesome!

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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  2. I have never seen this but it sounds fabulous and right up my alley! Adding to-read and new follower! I love your blog.

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  3. What a great cover! I love your new blog title... it cracks me up.

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