Musings from a BookCrossing Enthusiast, YA Lit Fan & Librarian.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Waiting on Wednesday: The Familiars
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week's pick was inspired by Kristen at Bookworming in the 21st Century. Last week she posted a review AND author interviews for the upcoming release The Familiars. Check out both posts. I can't wait to read it now...thanks Kristen! Plus it's going to be made into a movie, directed by Sam Raimi. How cool is that!?!
THE FAMILIARS are the magical animal companions to a wizard or witch. When three young wizards-in-training get kidnapped by the evil queen of the land, it is up to their familiars to go a dangerous journey to rescue them. You'll meet Aldwyn, an orphan alley cat pretending to have telekinesis; Skylar, a know-it-all blue jay who can cast illusions; and Gilbert, a hapless tree frog with the ability to see visions of the future in pools of water. See what happens when these three animal assistants -- typically relegated to the background or found sitting quietly on their wizard's shoulders -- go on a heroic adventure of their own!