Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday 39

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.

{Goodreads description}'They found the fifth girl right after the snow melted ...the place where he left her was winter water, crazed with ice-feathers and dusted with snow. The traces from her body were gone, the ones that said his name, but she had an extra skin of ice that protected her and she looked perfect, like Snow White'. Ruby and her older sister Jinn live together on their own, just about making ends meet. Jinn is beautiful, with glittering blonde hair, and makes it her business to look after Ruby. They are horrified by, but try to ignore, the local newspaper stories of prostitutes who are murdered, their bodies eventually discovered underwater.

Then the no-good Nathan Baird turns up on the scene - again - and Jinn starts to change. First Nathan moves in with Jinn and Ruby, making Ruby feel an outsider, and then Jinn and Nathan move out, leaving Ruby alone. Jinn no longer has time to look after Ruby. And it seems to Ruby that Jinn herself needs looking after. Her beautiful glittering hair starts to lose its shine. And then Jinn disappears. A deeply moving, chilling, and incredibly powerful thriller that celebrates the love two sisters have for each other and mourns the events beyond their control that will conspire to drive them apart.
I can't describe how captivated I am by this premise. (and that cover!) It sounds so disturbing and emotional and awesome.


  1. I'm really wanting to read this book. It sounds so intriguing and creepy. The cover reminds me a lot of the paperback cover for Far From You by Lisa Schroeder. Great pick girl! :D


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  3. Ooo definitely disturbing. But bravo for picking something original!

  4. this one sounds so good. thanks for bringing it to my attention

  5. Oh I love the sound of this one, I've never heard of it before! And I love the almost all white cover, just gorgeous:) Thanks for sharing!

  6. Ooh, I'm interested myself. The cover is amazing!