Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a blog meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine to highlight upcoming books.

This week's WoW selection is:

Omens by Kelley Armstrong
Publisher: Sphere
Date: August 20, 2013
Pages: 320

Twenty-four-year-old Olivia Taylor Jones has the perfect life. The only daughter of a wealthy, prominent Chicago family, she has an Ivy League education, pursues volunteerism and philanthropy, and is engaged to a handsome young tech firm CEO with political ambitions.

But Olivia’s world is shattered when she learns that she’s adopted. Her real parents? Todd and Pamela Larsen, notorious serial killers serving a life sentence. When the news brings a maelstrom of unwanted publicity to her adopted family and fiancé, Olivia decides to find out the truth about the Larsens.

Olivia ends up in the small town of Cainsville, Illinois, an old and cloistered community that takes a particular interest in both Olivia and her efforts to uncover her birth parents’ past.

Aided by her mother’s former lawyer, Gabriel Walsh, Olivia focuses on the Larsens’ last crime, the one her birth mother swears will prove their innocence. But as she and Gabriel start investigating the case, Olivia finds herself drawing on abilities that have remained hidden since her childhood, gifts that make her both a valuable addition to Cainsville and deeply vulnerable to unknown enemies. Because there are darker secrets behind her new home, and powers lurking in the shadows that have their own plans for her.

Oh my goodness- where do I start? I'm adopted and the question of what if always looms large in the back of my mind when it comes to questions about my background. I've never found my family because of the negative possibilites (why would someone put a child up for adoption if the circumstances were good?) but I generally don't expect serial killer bad. But what if?

12 comments:

WinterHaven said...

Oh this sounds intense!! Great pick!!

Arlene @ WinterHaven Books
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Kay said...

This sounds really really good. I have added it to my TBR pile. Great pick!

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Reading Vixens said...

I still have yet to read anything by Kelley Armstrong :( I've heard she's amazing though!
New Follower :) <3
Beth | The Reading Vixens [Formerly YA Vixens]
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Sassy said...

Great pick. I've added it to my TBR list. :)

Stacey @ Sassy Book Lovers

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Keely Anne said...

Talk about *intense*... Totally going to pick this one up.. Thanks for sharing!!

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Happy Reading :)

Keely @ Realms of an Open Mind

Bob Milne said...

"What if" is always such a dangerous question . . . this sounds like a really interesting read.

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Kathleen said...

Great pick. I like this author!

New follower :)

Kat
www.katsbookbuzz.net

Charles Gramlich said...

I met Armstrong at a con once. I'm sure she wouldn't remember me. She seemed fairly intense in real life.

Jessica Nottingham said...

Oh my...this sounds intense and amazing! So adding this to my TBR! Thanks!

Jessica @ Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile

Tribute Books Mama said...

This sounds like a great choice.

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2013/03/waiting-on-wednesday_20.html

Annabelle said...

Kelley is my favourite author ever and I cannot wait for this! Great pick!

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Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Aaah, Kelley. Sounds like a great new one for her. :) Thank you for sharing it.