Waiting on Wednesday weekly event that spotlights upcoming-releases that bloggers are most excited about. This week’s I-can’t-wait book is: Lailah by Nikki Kelly. Lailah will be released on October 7, 2014 by Feiwel and Friends.
About the Book
The Styclar Saga #1
by Nikki Kelly
Release Date: October 7, 2014
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Genre: YA, Paranormal
The girl knows she’s different. She doesn’t age. She has no family. She has visions of a past life, but no clear clues as to what she is, or where she comes from. But there is a face in her dreams – a light that breaks through the darkness. She knows his name is Gabriel.
On her way home from work, the girl encounters an injured stranger whose name is Jonah. Soon, she will understand that Jonah belongs to a generation of Vampires that serve even darker forces. Jonah and the few like him, are fighting with help from an unlikely ally – a rogue Angel, named Gabriel.
In the crossfire between good and evil, love and hate, and life and death, the girl learns her name: Lailah. But when the lines between black and white begin to blur, where in the spectrum will she find her place? And with whom?
Gabriel and Jonah both want to protect her. But Lailah will have to fight her own battle to find out who she truly is. (From Goodreads.com)
Why I’m Waiting
When I saw the cover reveal for this book, my jaw dropped. It actually physically dropped. It was so intriguing I was putting it on my Goodreads list before I even read the synopsis. And then I read it — yes please! I also noticed there were several 5 star reviews already, so I did a little research. Turns out, Nikki Kelly is a Wattpad user who first posted Lailah there. The twenty-something author’s popularity on the site (and hard work and gumption) led to a book deal, and the rest they say, is history. I love hearing about 1.) young authors and 2.) Cinderella stories. I think it also speaks volume that it was picked up after readers had it in their hands. Wanna hear the whole story? Click here! Meanwhile, I’ll be waiting, waiting, waiting to get into this book series.
So, what book are YOU waiting for this week?
“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.