Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (30)

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

This book sounds like an incredible amount of fun and I always want to read more books about dancing (call it research), but one thing worries me about Dance of Shadows: it's from Tinderbox Books LLC, a book packaging company. Specifically, the same one that put out Fallen by Lauren Kate, which I did not like. I have read multiple books created/sold by book packaging companies ([resource 1] [resource 2] [resource 3]) and have not honestly liked any of them. There's a love triangle too! Augh.

Dance of ShadowsDance of Shadows
by Yelena Black
December 24, 2012
304 pages (hardcover) 

Curtains up on a deliciously dark new YA trilogy!

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.


  1. Wow great choice! I haven't heard of this book before but it sounds so good. I love books with dancing in it and that's so awesome that it's combining demons along with it. The cover is so gorgoeus! Definitely adding this to my list now!

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  2. This sounds good. I just bought Fallen because it was on've certainly taught me something about book packaging companies. Thanks for the education! :-)

  3. I just added this book to my to-read list one WoW stop ago and am still mesmerized by this beautiful cover. I really hope that it'll live up to my expectations, because it sounds very awesome.

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  4. Wow, this sounds interesting! Added on my GR tbr, thanks for sharing!!
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  5. I ADORE this cover! It's so pretty. I'm planning on reading this when it comes out, as long as I've gotten some of my TBR out of the way XD

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  6. I have not seen this one before but it looks great, I will be checking it out for sure.

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  7. Oh wow, this looks like a great read! I haven't heard of it before. Great pick! :)

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  8. Lovely cover. I haven't come across Dance of Shadows before - sounds interesting.

  9. The cover is so pretty! I'm not a real fan of books about dancing, but this one has my attention. Nice pick :)

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  10. Great pick, it has a beautiful cover.

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  11. This looks so interesting that I added it to my tbr list. Thanks for sharing. Here's my WOW

  12. Holy cow! Ballet AND paranormal YA? What a great combo and one that hasn't been done before! Already put it on my goodreads list!

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  13. That sounds so intriguing! And *different* from most of what's out there in YA right now. GREAT pick!

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  14. Oooh, great choice! I love the cover.

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  15. I like the cover it really draws you in
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  16. This looks really interesting to me too, what a mysterious premise! I hadn't heard of it before, so thanks for bringing it to my attention!

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  17. This sounds very interesting and unique. I haven't read many books with ballet, and the ones I have read have been contemporary, not paranormal.

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  18. Great choice, nice cover.

  19. Awesome pick! It sounds really good and I like the cover a lot. I've never read a book that involves dancing. :)

    Thanks for sharing!

  20. I LOVE the cover! It sounds like a great read too :)

  21. I'm repeating myself but this one is a very popular choice today. I will not be reading it, even though it sounds interesting, it is not right for me. I do hope you enjoy it when you get a chance to read it.
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  22. This sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing. Adding it to my to-be-read pile, asap.

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  24. I already thought about reading this one. I'm not so sure, though ;)
    But I love the cover :D

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  25. Great pick. I'm looking forward to this one too. This is the first I have heard of book packaging companies. Thank you for the knowledge on that. I am going to have to look more into this.


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