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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Hello, and welcome to my first Waiting on Wednesday (hosted by the lovely Jill at Breaking the Spine) since my hiatus! Today I have a book I'm anticipating very highly to advocate, so without further ado, let's go!

This Wicked Game
Michelle Zink
Publisher: Dial
Release Date: November 14, 2013

Claire Kincaid’s family has been in business for over fifty years.
The voodoo business.
Part of the International Guild of High Priests and Priestesses, a secret society that have practiced voodoo for generations, the Kincaid’s run an underground supply house for authentic voodoo supplies. Claire plays along, filling orders for powders, oils and other bizarre ingredients in the family store, but she has a secret.
She doesn’t believe.
Struggling to reconcile her modern sensibilities with a completely unscientific craft based on suspicion, Claire can’t wait to escape New Orleans – and voodoo – when she goes to college, a desire that creates almost constant conflict in her secret affair with Xander Toussaint, son of the Guild’s powerful founding family.
But when a mysterious customer places an order for a deadly ingredient, Claire begins to realize that there’s more to voodoo – and the families that make up the Guild – than meets the eye.
Including her own.
As she bands together with the other firstborns of the Guild, she comes face to face with a deadly enemy – and the disbelief that may very well kill her.

So, why am I waiting?

First off, I adore Michelle Zink. I've literally read everything she's ever published, and loved everything. She's an enormously talented writer who can use different styles and voices, and her characters truly come to life for me.

I also love voodoo, and it's a subject that isn't written about nearly enough to satisfy me. It needs to be in more books, but since it isn't, I must get my hands on every book that it is.

Plus, there's romance! And knowing Michelle, I bet it gets steamy at some points. It better. But even if it doesn't  I'm sure I'll love it.

I'm so looking forward to reading this book, and I hope that you are too!


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  1. Awesome! Glad to see you back Annabelle :D
    I've heard about this one too, and I agree that Michelle Zink is a VERY talented writer! Her writing style is very eloquent!
    I'm waiting on Lady Thief by A.C. Gaughen this week :)
    Thanks for sharing and hope to see you around Annabelle!

    @ FlutterealFlight

  2. Annabelle! I'm so happy you're back I need to go look at your Authors are Rockstars post next and sigh I've never read anything by Michelle Zink, but given how much you love her, I should really try to get it in soon! Especially since The Wicked Game is about voodoo and that's an interesting topic, also since Michelle utilizes her different voices really well :)

    Fantastic pick, Annabelle! <33

  3. I've seen this one around and it looks good. :)

    My WoW

  4. I read one of Zink's books a really long time ago - she is a great writer! I think I turned this one down though - I'm kind of ehhh on voodoo. But steamy romance sounds nice :D Hope you read and enjoy this book soon, Annabelle!

    Check out my WoW post!

  5. This is the first I have heard of this and I am definitely adding it to my goodreads shelf. Thanks for showcasing it :)

  6. This just reminded me that I have A Temptation of Angels on my bookshelf that I still need to get to :-)

    Safari Poet

  7. Oh! I'm really looking forward to this one, loved A Temptation of Angels. Great pick!

    Here's mine

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