“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that are being eagerly anticipated.
Shaedes of Gray by Amanda Bonilla
Urban Fantasy – 2011 Debut Author – Goodreads – December 6th 2011 by Signet
In the shadows of the night, Darian has lived alone for almost a century. Made and abandoned by her former love, Darian is the last of her kind – an immortal Shaede who can slip into darkness as easily as breathing. With no one else to rely on, she has taught herself how to survive, using her unique skills to become a deadly assassin.
When Darian’s next mark turns out to be Xander Peck, King of the Shaede Nation, her whole worldview is thrown into question. Darian begins to wonder if she’s taken on more than her conscience will allow. But a good assassin never leaves a job unfinished…
I really have no idea how I heard about this book (probably through Goodreads), but wow am I ever glad I did! I love the concept of an assassin heroine – reminds me rather of Jaye Wells’ Sabina Kane! Writing characters that straddle the line between good and evil is a very very good way to get me to read your book. Add to that the fact that the novel is set in Seattle. and I’m totally in. (Unless, of course, the Space Needle on the cover was just added as a dramatic flair…)
Add debut novelist Amanda Bonilla to your wishlist!