Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday (52)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, in which we highlight an upcoming book release we're eagerly awaiting.

This week I'm waiting on Queen of the Night by Leanne Hall, the sequel to the fabulous This Is Shyness. Shyness quickly became one of my all-time favourites, with its peculiar and alluring setting in perpetual darkness. I'm especially excited for this one since I'm a huge sucker for stories of rekindling whirlwind relationships that ended as abruptly as they began. 

  The dark is dangerous. So is the past. So are your dreams.

For six months Nia—Wildgirl—has tried to forget Wolfboy, the mysterious boy she spent one night with in Shyness—the boy who said he'd call but didn't.

Then Wolfboy calls. The things he tells her pull her back to the suburb of Shyness, where the sun doesn't rise and dreams and reality are difficult to separate. There, Doctor Gregory has seemingly disappeared, the Darkness is changing and Wolfboy's friend is in trouble. And Nia decides to become Wildgirl once more.

The sequel to the 2009 Text Prize-winning This Is Shyness is about the difficulty of recreating the past—about how the Darkness no longer sets Wolfboy and Wildgirl free.

[Synopsis by Goodreads]

Queen of the Night is being published by Text Publishing on the 22nd of February, 2012.

Feel free to leave a link to your own Waiting On Wednesday post in the comments, and I'll be sure to have a look.