The stack of books to be reviewed grows, but this is Library Book Sale set up week, and time has not stretched to accommodate everything I want to do....
So here's a quick Waiting on Wednesday post:
I have been wanting to read The Cabinet of Earths, by Anne Nesbit (Harper Colllins, January 2012) since I first heard about it almost a year ago!
Here's the summary from Goodreads: "All Maya really wants is for her mother to be well again. But when her baby brother James goes missing, 12-year-old Maya has to take on the magical underworld of Paris, in which houses have bronze salamanders for door handles, the most beautiful people are all hooked on the sweet-smelling “anbar,” and a shimmering glass Cabinet of Earths has chosen Maya to be its next keeper. With the Cabinet’s help, Maya may be able to do for her mother what doctors cannot: save her from death, once and for all. But now that the clock is ticking for James, the price the Cabinet demands may be too high."
And my anticipation was strengthened when Sarah Prineas (whose Magic Thief books I like very much indeed!) blurbed it thus (found at Goodreads): "Reading this book is like discovering a treasure box full of rare and wonderful things. If you open it, you'll find a brave and good-hearted girl hero, the mysterious streets of Paris, and a magical cabinet full of life itself. The writing is luminous and absolutely compelling. It's the best thing I've read in a long, long time."
Doesn't that sound as appealing as all get out?