Waiting on Wednesday: Plain Kate by Erin Bow

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Waiting on Wednesday

Sometimes, I really wonder how people can think of awesome premises to stories. Case in point: Plain Kate by Erin Bow.

Plain Kate by Erin BowPlain Kate by Erin Bow
Release date: September 20, 2010

Plain Kate lives in a world of superstitions and curses, where a song can heal a wound and a shadow can work deep magic. As the wood-carver’s daughter, Kate held a carving knife before a spoon, and her wooden talismans are so fine that some even call her “witch-blade”: a dangerous nickname in a country where witches are hunted and burned in the square.

For Kate and her village have fallen on hard times. Kate’s father has died, leaving her alone in the world. And a mysterious fog now covers the countryside, ruining crops and spreading fear of hunger and sickness. The townspeople are looking for someone to blame, and their eyes have fallen on Kate.

Enter Linay, a stranger with a proposition: In exchange for her shadow, he’ll give Kate the means to escape the angry town, and what’s more, he’ll grant her heart’s wish. It’s a chance for her to start over, to find a home, a family, a place to belong. But Kate soon realizes she can’t live shadowless forever — and that Linay’s designs are darker than she ever dreamed.

Seriously, how?

Anyway, I’ve been looking through Amazon lately and been seeing all these awesome books. Then I realized: I hardly look at fluff anymore. I seem to be more interested in YA fantasy. Hrm, think I’m changing?

6 Thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: Plain Kate by Erin Bow

  1. Oh an excellent choice. I have already put this on my pre-order list and am very excited about it.

  2. Sounds like a great mix between the various dark elements…Lovely cover, too.

    Here’s mine:


  3. I think it’s nice to read from different genres from time to time. Hope you enjoy it!

  4. What a cute pick! My WOW is at The Crowded Leaf.

  5. Wow, this sounds incredible. Adding to my wishlist. Great pick!

    I’m waiting on The Iron Thorn here.

    Happy reading. :)

    From the Shadows

  6. Oh an excellent choice. I have already put this on my pre-order list and am very excited about it.

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