Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Delcroix Academy

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

My pick this week is...

Delcroix Academy: The Candidates
 by Inara Scott
Releases on August 24, 2010

Summary from Amazon:

Dancia Lewis is far from popular. And that's not just because of her average grades or her less-than-glamorous wardrobe. In fact, Dancia's mediocrity is a welcome cover for her secret: whenever she sees a person threatening someone she cares about, things just...happen. Cars skid. Structures collapse. Usually someone gets hurt. So Dancia does everything possible to avoid getting close to anyone, belieiving this way she can supress her powers and keep them hidden.

But when recruiters from the prestigious Delcroix Academy show up in her living room to offer her a full scholarship, Dancia's days of living under the radar may be over. Only, Delcroix is a school for diplomats' kids and child geniuses--not B students with uncontrollable telekinetic tendencies. So why are they treating Dancia like she's special? Even the hottest guy on campus seems to be going out of his way to make Dancia feel welcome.

And then there's her mysterious new friend Jack, who can't stay out of trouble. He suspects something dangerous is going on at the Academy and wants Dancia to help him figure out what. But Dancia isn't convinced. She hopes that maybe the recruiters know more about her "gift" than they're letting on. Maybe they can help her understand how to use it...But not even Dancia could have imagined what awaits her behind the gates of Delcroix Academy.


This is Inara Scott's debut novel and I'm dying to read it. I've been on a "special teenager starts a new school" kick you might be able to tell from some of my past WoW picks (Thresholds, Infinite Days, etc.). I love this cover!  You can feel the gravity of her powers and the mysterious (possibly evil?) secrets that the exclusive school harbors.  The author loves it too...check out the cover reveal entry on her blog. Go to Inara's website for a short teaser. Plus, it looks like this might be book 1 of a series...yay!


  1. That cover is amazing!! I'm adding this one to my list - sounds excellent :)

  2. The cover looks so intriguing! Nice pick. My WOW is at The Crowded Leaf.

  3. Awesome cover and it sounds like a great book - I'm going to add it to my ever-growing list.

  4. Sounds like a good read! Thanks!

  5. I haven't heard of this book before but sounds great!!

    My WoW

  6. That does sound good! I like special student starts school books too.