Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Waiting On Wednesday: Week 14

My pick this week is:

Rampant by Diana Peterfreund

Forget everything you ever knew about unicorns…

The sparkly, innocent creatures of lore are a myth. Real unicorns are venomous, man-eating monsters with huge fangs and razor-sharp horns. And they can only be killed by virgin descendants of Alexander the Great.

Fortunately, unicorns have been extinct for a hundred and fifty years.

Or not.

Astrid Llewelyn has always scoffed at her eccentric mother’s stories about killer unicorns. But when one of the monsters attacks her boyfriend in the woods – thereby ruining any chance of him taking her to prom – Astrid learns that unicorns are real and dangerous, and she has a family legacy to uphold. Her mother packs her off to Rome to train as a unicorn hunter at the ancient cloisters the hunters have used for centuries.

However, at the cloisters, all is not what is seems. Outside, the unicorns wait to attack. And within, Astrid faces other, unexpected threats: from crumbling, bone-covered walls that vibrate with a terrible power to the hidden agendas of her fellow hunters to – perhaps most dangerously of all – her growing attraction to a handsome art student… and a relationship that could jeopardize everything.

RAMPANT, a tale of killer unicorns, will be released in August of 2009 by Harper Collins
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My Thoughts/ Why I Picked This Book:

Two words: Killer Unicorns. How much more original can you get? Unfortunately, this won't be released until August 25. :(

8 comments:

  1. its a neat idea... but I don't like thinking of unicorns as evil... for that matter, thinking of vampires as good either ;)

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  2. I have this book- it looks great!! :) I can't wait to read it and it sucks that the release date was pushed back. :(

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  3. Oooh, good choice! I've already read this, and it's awesome.

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  4. Wow. Sounds....different, LOL. But unicorns are adorable. SO not evil! (:

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  5. I grew up obsessed with unicorns, so I can't wait to read this! I just put it on my wish list!

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  6. Wow. This looks pretty interesting!

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  7. So, I read your reasons for posting this book and it made me laugh out loud. Killer Unicorns. Awesome. Great choice, great review. I eagerly await August.

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  8. This book sounds really good, can't wait till it is released. It is different thinking of unicorns as bad rather than good because I usually realate unicorns to a nice enchated world, though all things we think are good can be evil and all things we think of evil can be good. Sometimes. =]

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