The book I'm waiting for today (The Lost Heir, by Tui T. Sutherland, the second book of the Wings of Fire series) is actually one that I've already received a review copy off. However, such is the kid appeal of this series about a band of young dragons, trying to bring about the prophecy that they were hand-picked to fulfil, that it might be a while before I get to read it.
The review copy arrived, and within minutes my younger son was on the phone with his book loving friends--"This is the best day ever!" he said. And The Lost Heir went to school with him the next day, so he could finish it...and then it went to Will, and then to Marshall....and there's a rather long list of other fans of the first book, all desperately wanting it.
My son had read the first book (The Dragonet Prophecy) as a review copy, and I think hand sold the entire stock of it at the school's book fair. It's gratifying to have my own opinion (here's my review) of the extreme kid appeal of this series recognized! But I am a little anxious about getting The Lost Heir back safely--not only do I feel an obligation to the publisher, but I want to read it myself. Even though I'm a hardened, cynical adult, I really liked book 1.
And am looking forward to book 2:
the SeaWing is overjoyed to be reunited with her fellow ocean-dwelling
dragons. For the first time in her life, she actually fits in.
not everything is as perfect as it seems underwater. Tsunami and the
other "dragonets of destiny" aren't any closer to ending the war for
Pyrrhia . . . and someone in the SeaWing kingdom wants them dead before
they can even try. Tsunami wants to stay with her fellow SeaWings, but
can she keep her friends safe at the same time?"
The Lost Heir comes out January 1 from Scholastic.
Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine