Apr 24, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday: The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson

Waiting On Wednesday: The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson

Each Wednesday, Jill from Breaking The Spine helps us share, discover and cheer about books that we can't wait to read. And if you can't recognize the cover snippet above, the book I am waiting on this Wednesday is...

Book Cover: The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson

The Rithmatist (Rithmatist #1) by Brandon Sanderson
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Publication Date: May 14, 2013
Publisher: Tor Teen
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Summary (from publisher's website):

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson: his debut novel for the young adult audience

More than anything, Joel wants to be a Rithmatist. Chosen by the Master in a mysterious inception ceremony, Rithmatists have the power to infuse life into two-dimensional figures known as Chalklings. Rithmatists are humanity’s only defense against the Wild Chalklings—merciless creatures that leave mangled corpses in their wake. Having nearly overrun the territory of Nebrask, the Wild Chalklings now threaten all of the American Isles.

As the son of a lowly chalkmaker at Armedius Academy, Joel can only watch as Rithmatist students study the magical art that he would do anything to practice. Then students start disappearing—kidnapped from their rooms at night, leaving trails of blood. Assigned to help the professor who is investigating the crimes, Joel and his friend Melody find themselves on the trail of an unexpected discovery—one that will change Rithmatics—and their world—forever.

Bestselling author Brandon Sanderson brings his unique brand of epic storytelling to the teen audience with an engrossing tale of danger and suspense—the first of a series. With his trademark skills in world-building, Sanderson has created a magic system that is so inventive and detailed that that readers who appreciate games of strategy and tactics just may want to bring Rithmatics to life in our world.

Why Am I Waiting On 'The Rithmatist' by Brandon Sanderson?

  1. Brandon Sanderson. If he wrote a christian fiction western murder mystery with the ugliest cover ever - I would still buy it and read it. That's why he is one of top ten authors on my auto-buy list.

So, those are my reasons why I am waiting on The Rithmatist. What are yours? ;) Did you hear about The Rithmatist before? Will you read it? Have you read it? And if the answer is yes - you lucky duck I am SO jealous of you right now. :p What are you waiting for?

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  1. I'm waiting on this too! YA by Sanderson? Sign me up! :D

    Shaheen @ Speculating on SpecFic
    Check out what I'm waiting on!

  2. I love Brandon Sanderson's adult fantasy so I'm really excited to see what his YA debut is going to be like, great choice!

    My WoW!

  3. I always find something new here! I haven't seen this book before but I really like the sound of it. It's fantasy after all. Great pick!

    Our WOW

    1. Haha maybe I should make it my wow slogan. I do try to dig up books that have less hype. Although for The Rithmatist I'm so excited I can not believe someone didn't hear about this book. LOL
      And this is ya, so finally maybe I can try talking you into reading something by Sanderson. ;)

  4. This isn't really my type of read. Sounds kinda creepy, and I get creeped out by creepy :))
    Hey, check this out! :D
    Review: Losing It
    Waiting on Wednesday

    1. It does not sound creepy to me, but I'm Stephen King fan, so maybe my creepy limit is higher than yours. :D

  5. OMG You are spot-on about this author! And now he's writing YA? Pure heaven! Must add to my TBR!

    My WoW

    New Follower,

    1. Yes exactly. High-five to another Sanderson fan. :D
      thanks for stopping by (and follow).

  6. Awesome pick! This one sounds so good, I'll add it on my wishlist asap :) Thanks for sharing!

    1. I can't believe it was not already there. :) Thanks for stopping by. ;)


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