Waiting on Wednesday (40): A Shard of Ice

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine.

My WoW:

A Shard of Ice (The Black Symphony Saga #1)
by Alivia Anders
Paperback, First Edition, 308 pages
Expected publication: April 14th 2014 by Red Alice Press

When 13-year-old Lilix Morgan is found alive and floating on a bed of ice at sea, everyone counts it a miracle. Kidnapped nearly four weeks earlier, she remembers nothing of her mysterious abduction. When she tries to remember what happened, she hears only a melody – a faint and delicate set of notes, strung together in a tune she doesn’t understand.


A year later and desperate to put the lingering nightmares of her past behind her, Lilix crosses the country to enroll at Baelmorte Academy, aiming to become the violinist she once dreamt of. Things seem to be finally going well, and Lilix settles into a routine of sheet music and inspiration among new friends.

Then the dreams start.

The melody and night terrors she thought she’d left behind return with a vengeance, threatening to ruin her fragile version of normalcy. Then an unlikely ally tells her that she isn’t alone. That there are others just like her, fighting to hide their own shocking truths from coming to light. That they know who she is, and what she’s been through. Now, accompanied by four other girls, Lilix discovers her nightmares are larger than a single trauma; they’re a window to a hidden part of her soul, a place of immense power with a destiny that cannot be ignored.


With this knowledge comes a new and frightening reality. For Lilix has been reawakened to stop an age-old enemy, one thought to have been destroyed centuries ago. Trapped by her destiny, Lilix is torn between what feels right and what she remembers. Her memories tell her of a star-crossed love waiting to be reunited, of friendships and trust broken in the past. But can she save that love when reality brings her an enemy, and an evil that will be the undoing of them all if they don’t destroy it?
Dude. Seriously. That cover. I initially thought that was all lace surrounding her face. I only realized recently that it's all shards of ice. Looks prettier now if you ask me. Can you blame me for falling in love at first sight with this? I know you can't. ;p

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  1. Ahhhh that cover! :D And the book sounds great too.

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    ~Stephanie @ Bookfever

  2. That cover is beautiful. You are like the second person I've seen with this book. Great WOW choice. Come check out my WOW too.

    Books of Love

  3. That cover is gorgeous and this sounds amazing! Definitely be keeping an eye out for this one! Great pick =D My WoW.

  4. Nice pick this week. Happy Wednesday :)

    My WoW

  5. I haven't heard of this one before, but it seems awesome. Plus the cover is beautiful. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for stopping by my WoW! :)

  6. Ahh, I've only seen this one once or twice before, but the cover. so. pretty. And it sounds amazing, so far so good. :)

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    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  7. Love the cover too :) Nice pick and thanks for stopping by!

    Zareena @ Books and Books

  8. Wow! Absolutely loving that cover! The description of the book sounds really interesting as well. Thanks for pointing it out!

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  9. Haven't heard of this book before, but definitely going on the TBR now. The cover + description are both stunning! :)


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  10. Oh my gosh! I saw this book a few months ago, but forgot the author/title. Thanks for helping me find it again. So awesome pick :D

    Leeanna.me WoW: The Almost Girl.

  11. WOW...that cover. I haven't heard of this before today and now I've seen it on a few different blogs!

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  12. I've seen this book more than once today, it sounds really great and it looks even better! :)

    Roxy @ Story Envy

  13. This series has an interesting premise; I always like the intersection of music and magic, and it sounds like there's some sort of reincarnation thing maybe?

    I'm going to go against the majority on the cover, though: looks too similar to every other YA cover out there. (Actually, it looks too similar to Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor, and since I'm a huge Laini Taylor fan I'm going to say she did the cool-looking mask first and did it best!)

  14. The cover looks gorgeous! Great pick :)

  15. That's a stunning cover and the book sounds interesting too!

    Thank you for sharing and thank you for stopping by my post earlier. Happy reading!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

  16. Finally back from my blogging break! I've missed seeing what everyone has been reading!

    I love, love the cover of this one! It's so pretty, and the synopsis sounds interesting despite being kind of long. I'll check if I have this one on my wishlist, Chel, otherwise I'll be adding it :)

  17. I'm with you Chel, that is a completely stunning cover! I didn't realize it was ice at first either, I thought it was fabric, and like you, I find it even prettier now that I know what it is! I hadn't heard of this one before now, thanks so much for putting it on my radar!!!


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