Waiting on Wednesday #4: THE TAKEN by Vicki Pettersson & BLACKBIRDS by Chuck Wendig

Welcome to another Waiting on Wednesday, brought to you by Breaking the Spine!  I couldn’t decide on one book this week, so I’ve picked two that I recently came across and couldn’t wait to share…

The Taken by Vicki Pettersson. Release date: June 12 by Harper Voyager. Love the cover of this book! Everything about it makes me want to grab it off the bookshelf!  I’ve never read Pettersson before, but this one sounds like fun. Here’s the description from Goodreads:

He’s a fallen angel. She’s a rockabilly reporter. Together they must solve a deadly string of murders plaguing the mortal and the immortal worlds.

Griffin Shaw used to be a PI, but that was over fifty years ago when gumshoes hoofed the streets . . . and he was still alive. Now he’s a Centurion, an angel who assists other murdered souls through their journey to the afterlife. But while Shaw might be an angel … he’s no saint. Haunted by the mysterious events surrounding his own death, he seizes a chance to wreak some vengeance when he witnesses a deadly attack on journalist Katherine “Kit” Craig.

Joining forces, the unlikely avengers take to the streets, hunting a killer whose trail of bodies stretches across Las Vegas and into an immortal netherworld. It is a dangerous trek that lead them into the darkest corners of Sin City and into the heart of an evil conspiracy extending beyond the lights of the Strip that could destroy them both.

But destruction isn’t the only threat Griffin faces. The closer he gets to Kit, the more he finds himself bewitched by her mortal charms. Can he resist falling under her spell? And does he want to?

Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig. Release date: April 24 by Angry Robot. OK, I love this cover too! I know you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but in the world of digital media today, authors truly do need to pay attention to how their book is perceived by readers.  Both of these covers are professional and provocative.  Here’s what Goodreads has to say about Blackbirds:

Miriam Black knows when you will die. She’s foreseen hundreds of car crashes, heart attacks, strokes, and suicides.

But when Miriam hitches a ride with Louis Darling and shakes his hand, she sees that in thirty days Louis will be murdered while he calls her name. Louis will die because he met her, and she will be the next victim.

No matter what she does she can’t save Louis. But if she wants to stay alive, she’ll have to try.

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Posted April 18, 2012 by Tammy in Waiting on Wednesday / 7 Comments


7 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday #4: THE TAKEN by Vicki Pettersson & BLACKBIRDS by Chuck Wendig

  1. The dress the cover model has on for The Taken is GORG. I’m totally with Patricia – I’d kill to have it, too! XD. Love the premise for it as well – rockabilly reporter? Yes, please!

    Thanks for sharing!