Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday - Illusionarium by Heather Dixon

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases that we're eagerly awaiting.  My choice this week is actually one that I saw on Book Munchie's WOW a few weeks ago.  It is by an author that I really enjoyed her first book, Entwined, Heather Dixon.  Now that one was a retelling of a fairy tale, but I don't think this one is from the blurb on Goodreads.  But I'm still eager to read it, I'm sure in part due to it's beautiful cover.  Here is the info:

What if the world holds more dangers—and more wonders—than we have ever known? And what if there is more than one world? From Heather Dixon, author of the acclaimed Entwined, comes a brilliantly conceived adventure that sweeps us from the inner workings of our souls to the far reaches of our imaginations.

Jonathan is perfectly ordinary. But then—as every good adventure begins—the king swoops into port, and Jonathan and his father are enlisted to find the cure to a deadly plague. Jonathan discovers that he's a prodigy at working with a new chemical called fantillium, which creates shared hallucinations—or illusions. And just like that, Jonathan is knocked off his path. Through richly developed parallel worlds, vivid action, a healthy dose of humor, and gorgeous writing, Heather Dixon spins a story that calls to mind The Night Circus and Pixar movies, but is wholly its own.

I'm sure I'll be picking it up as soon as I can.  How about you, what are you eagerly anticipating this Wednesday?