Release date: April 12, 2011
Maya lives in a small medical-research town on Vancouver Island. How small? You can’t find it on the map. It has less than two-hundred people, and her school has only sixty-eight students—for every grade from kindergarten to twelve.
Now, strange things are happening in this claustrophobic town, and Maya's determined to get to the bottom of them. First, the captain of the swim team drowns mysteriously in the middle of a calm lake. A year later, mountain lions start appearing around Maya's home, and they won’t go away. Her best friend, Daniel, starts getting negative vibes from certain people and things. It doesn't help that the new bad boy in town, Rafe, has a dangerous secret—and he's interested in one special part of Maya's anatomy: Her paw-print birthmark.
Any new Kelley Armstrong book automatically goes on my to-read list. While some installments of her Otherworld series are hit or miss for me (her first novel Bitten is still my all-time favorite) she always has kick-ass heroines that are smart, fun, and a pleasure to read. Armstrong just finished her first YA trilogy, The Darkest Powers, which I really enjoyed. She creates a good cast of characters you can't help but love, so I can’t wait for her new YA series, Darkness Rising to begin. It looks intriguing and maybe a little darker than her Darkest Powers.
Unfortunately, with a release date of next Spring I’ll be waiting a while. To tide myself over I just finished Kelley’s latest in her Otherworld series, Waking the Witch, so check back Monday for my review!
*Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine.