Monday, September 11, 2006

Previews of Coming Attractions!: Wildwood Dancing

Wildwood, by Juliet Marillier *Coming in January 2007* High in the Transylvanian woods, at the castle Piscul Draculi, live five daughters and their doting father. It's an idyllic life for Jena, the second eldest, who spends her time exploring the mysterious forest with her constant companion, a most unusual frog. But best by far is the castle's hidden portal, known only to the sisters. Every Full Moon, they alone can pass through it into the enchanted world of the Other Kingdom. But their peace is shattered when Father falls ill and must go to the southern parts to recover, for that is when cousin Cezar arrives. Though he's there to help the girls survive the brutal winter, Jena suspects he has darker motives in store. Meanwhile, Jena's sister has fallen in love with a dangerous creature of the Other Kingdom-- an impossible union it's up to Jena to stop. When Cezar's grip of power begins to tighten, at stake is everything Jena loves: her home, her family, and the Other Kingdom she has come to cherish. To save her world, Jena will be tested in ways she can't imagine...

The Young Critics' Club often gets to read books months before they are released in bookstores! Wildwood Dancing is the highly anticipated young adult debut from Australian fantasy author Juliet Marillier.

Click here to watch to watch a Young Critics' Club member talk about Wildwood Dancing in a short video clip. [The video is in .WMV format, which is playable with Windows Media Player.]

Watch for the book in January of 2007.


Anonymous said...

THIS WAS THE MOST AWESOME BOOK EVER! It was so romantic and has the best plot. It makes a vivid picture of where they live in your mind and you instantly fall in love with some charecters and hate others. (I LOVE GOGU) This book is the one that makes me feel like i have special powers too. I wish I could live the lives these girls do it sounds terrific. The author makes the night people really general yet always there in a way if not there in solid form. Just like they were watching your every move. Read it and you'll never need to read another romance novel again. Guys would like it too. It's not all luvey-duvey as I suggest there are some fights.

kate said...

i absolutley LOVED this book it had a amazing plot just like all the fairytales that were read to you when you were little. i sort of thought that GOGO would be special in the the book but i really was suprized at the ending.