Waiting on Wednesday: THE ROOK by Daniel O'Malley

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine. This event highlights our most-wanted upcoming releases!

Author: Daniel O'Malley
Release Date: Jan. 11, 2012
Publisher: Little Brown & Co.

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Have you seen the opening line of the novel being thrown around in the summary for this awesome-sounding book?

"The body you are wearing used to be mine." 

Hello, I'm already intrigued.  I want to know more right this very second!!

I've been waiting on this one for a while now and it's finally coming out next week.  I know what I'll be picking up!!!

(Although I WILL warn you that this is labeled as Adult Fantasy and not YA Fantasy!!!)

SUMMARY: "The body you are wearing used to be mine." So begins the letter Myfanwy Thomas is holding when she awakes in a London park surrounded by bodies all wearing latex gloves. With no recollection of who she is, Myfanwy must follow the instructions her former self left behind to discover her identity and track down the agents who want to destroy her.

She soon learns that she is a Rook, a high-ranking member of a secret organization called the Chequy that battles the many supernatural forces at work in Britain. She also discovers that she possesses a rare, potentially deadly supernatural ability of her own.

In her quest to uncover which member of the Chequy betrayed her and why, Myfanwy encounters a person with four bodies, an aristocratic woman who can enter her dreams, a secret training facility where children are transformed into deadly fighters, and a conspiracy more vast than she ever could have imagined.

Filled with characters both fascinating and fantastical, THE ROOK is a richly inventive, suspenseful, and often wry thriller that marks an ambitious debut from a promising young writer.

What are you anxiously waiting for this Wednesday?


  1. What the fuck! I think this would be one of the books where I'll wait until everything is revealed, read the ending first and then, when I'm spoiled I'll read it. (It sounds like lots of angst and suspense LOL)

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  2. WOW! I'm intrigued by the opening line, too! Can you just imagine being the editor at the publishing house and coming across that?? If it had been me, I would have sat straight up and kept reading right then and there.

  3. woah that one looks so good!!! Great pick!

    Here's my WoW!

  4. wow. Sounds great. I'll have to check it out when it comes out. Great pick!
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    A Beautiful Madness

  5. Oh, I concur! this one sounds awesome. I want to know what the heck is going on! Nice pick for this week.


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