Waiting on Wednesday #2

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

My choice for this week is...

Title: Dance of Shadows
Series: Dance of Shadows (#1)
Author: Yelena Black
Expected Publication: November 27th, 2012
Publisher: Bloombury

Vanessa Adler isn’t so sure she really belongs at the School of American Ballet. But dance runs in her family. It’s been a part of her life for as long as she can remember. Her grandmother and mother were prima ballerinas, and her older sister Margaret was, too. That is, until Margaret mysteriously disappeared from school three years ago. Vanessa is heir to the family’s gift and the only person who can fulfill her sister’s destiny. She has no choice.

But she never could have guessed how dangerous the school is. The infamous choreographer, Josef, isn’t just ruthless with his pupils, he guards a sinister secret, one in which the school’s dancers—prized for their beauty, grace, and discipline—become pawns in a world of dark, deadly demons.

What a beautiful cover. From Black Swan to Princess Tutu, I love a tale of ballet. The darker, the better, and with ruthless choreographers, fierce competition, and demons, I could just swoon. From the little blurb, this book has my hopes high, and it looks like it has so much potential -- which I hope it realizes fully. After all, if it does, I expect that this book could be one of my favorites.

I'm just a sucker for that sort of artistic, but deadly setting.

I haven't read anything from Yelena Black before, nor have I seen this book reviewed by anyone just yet. As such, I admit, I'm a little bit nervous, because I think I would be most upset if it didn't turn out as awesome as I hope. With that said, November looks like it'll be an interesting month for books, and I will be awaiting reviews of this one in the meantime. 

About the author

I root for young girls neglected by their narrative. I search for diversity in a cast of characters. I do not hesitate to critique something I find offensive or lacking in quality.


  1. Ooooh! This does sound like something I would like to read! Thanks so much for spotlighting it today. Please check out my WoW!

  2. COVER is .... SO PRETTY!! *it hurts my eyes*

    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

  3. Amazing choice! I love this cover so much!
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  4. Books about dancing are normally not my thing, but this one sounds much better with the demons :D

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  5. Wow, that cover is GORGEOUS! I haven't heard of this one before, but it's definitely on my TBR list now! Thanks so much for sharing! Great pick :)

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  6. Like Mel, I'm not a fan of books with dancing, but I do like the demons. ;) Plus that cover is stunning. Amazing pick! :)

  7. Hey Jaclyn! You have been selected for the beautiful blogger award cause your wonderful. :)


  8. Oh my gosh, the cover! It's gorgeous! And correct me if I'm wrong, but do you mean Princess Tutu the anime *sparkling eyes*? I loved that show when I was a kid! AAAH. Memories!

    Great pick, Jacklyn :D

  9. I love ballet books too! I just finished reading Bunheads (which I loved!) but totally different from this. I am definitely intrigued though.. and the cover is gorgeous! Adding this one to my list :)