Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday #26

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine!

This week, I'm waiting on Dark Water by Laura McNeal. I have really enjoyed reading Tom and Laura McNeal's books and am quite excited for this one. This is due out September 14th. Here's a peek at the first chapter from their website:

Chapter One

You wouldn’t have noticed me before the fire unless you saw that my eyes, like a pair of socks chosen in the dark, don’t match.  One is blue and the other’s brown, a genetic trait called heterochromia that I share with white cats, Catahoula hog dogs, and water buffaloes.  My uncle Hoyt used to tell me, when I was little, that it meant I could see fairies and peaceful ghosts.
Then I met Amiel, and for six months it seemed true what he whispered in his damaged voice:  Tu eres de dos mundos.
He was wrong, of course.  You can only belong to one world at a time. 
Now that he’s gone, I try to see things when I’m alone.  I put one hand over my blue eye, and I look south.  With my brown eye I can see all the way to Mexico.  I fly over freeways and tile roofs and malls and swimming pools.  I cross the Sierra de Juarez mountains and the Sea of Cortez to the place where Amiel was born, and I find the turquoise house with a red door.   There are three chairs on the covered patio outside: one for him, one for me, and one for Uncle Hoyt.  I tell myself the chairs are empty because we’re not there yet.  I watch for as long as I can and when my eye starts to water, I remove my hand. 
Tomorrow, I’ll look again.


  1. I love this cover- it has an eerie Ophelia vibe to it. And it sounds really interesting. Thanks!

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  2. Ooh I almost picked this one too! It sounds really awesome and different. Great pick (:


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