Wednesday, April 11, 2012

My Selection for Waiting on Wednesday: MAGISTERIUM by Jeff Hirsch

Waiting on Wednesday is the great meme started by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. It's a wonderful way to learn about new books coming out and what folks are looking forward to reading. This week I've chosen Magisterium by Jeff Hirsch. Honestly, I didn't have a clue about what this book was about from the title, but the cover totally drew me in. I interviewed Jeff on this blog last year and totally loved his debut novel, The Eleventh Plague. It's a great dystopian book that both boys and girls would enjoy. I was really looking forward to what he was going to write next and Magisterium is it! Check out the description...

On one side of the Rift is a technological paradise without famine or want. On the other side is a mystery.

Sixteen-year-old Glenn Morgan has lived next to the Rift her entire life and has no idea what might be on the other side. Glenn’s only friend, Kevin Kapoor, insists there’s monsters and witchcraft, but magic isn’t for Glenn. She has enough problems with reality. Ever since her mother abandoned them years earlier she and her scientist father have led nearly separate lives. He obsessively pursues “The Project,” a patched-together heap of technology whose importance only he seems to grasp, while Glenn dreams of the day she can escape.

But when her father’s work leads to his arrest, he gives Glenn a simple metal bracelet that sends her and Kevin on the run—with only one place to go.

On the other side of the Rift, Glenn and Kevin find the Magisterium, a fundamentally different reality that’s both more wondrous and more terrifying than they could have imagined. They also find themselves in the middle a hundred-year-old conflict that will force Glenn to reassess everything she thinks she knows about the world, her family, and even herself.

I've got quite a wait. Magisterium releases October 1, 2012 by Scholastic.



  1. October?! Feels like light-years away right now.

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    Safari Poet

  2. Second time I see this book today :) Already added it to my list, but thanks for the reveal :)

    Come stop by my WOW

  3. Hi June! :) I love the sound of this. And it's sci-fi! Definitely right up my alley. Will add this to my wishlist!

    Here's my Waiting on Wednesday post.

  4. I just saw this book for the first time on someone else's WoW tonight, it sounds so good! The cover is so creepy (am I the only one who thinks she looks like a tree?) and I want to know what's beyond the Rift!

    Great pick :)
    My WoW

  5. Awww..sounds like a pretty good book! May have to look into it and add it to my wishlist :)
    You can see my WOW here to see what pre-publication book I'm 'dying' to read!

  6. Second time I've seen this one so far! I think the cover really has a creepy look, but in a good way.

    Patricia // My WOW

  7. Wow, that is one spooky cover! The blurb sounds intriguing...thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

    And my header today features three of my grandkids...the two on the left are the toddler versions of the two on the right.

    The one in the middle is my youngest grandson who is now nine.

  8. This meme is dangerous for my TBR. lol Just added Magisterium. Thanks so much for the heads up. I hadn't heard of this one before! :)

    Thanks also for visiting my WoW!

  9. I have to agree, this does sound like a book worth waiting for!

    Thanks for sharing,
    Dani (new GFC follower)

    1. looks like a popular choice.

  10. I'd never heard of this book until today, and now it's popping up everywhere!

    My WoW Pick

  11. I've seen this book a couple of times now, but that's not unexpected: it sounds like a great book!

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  12. I wish the girl's hair and cloak melded into the cover a bit better. I do enjoy it though. Sounds very interesting!

  13. Wow...this one looks fantastic!

    You are really finding some great ones!

  14. This is a great pick! I hadn't heard of it but it sounds awesome! Plus the cover is so neat :) Thanks for sharing and for stopping by!

  15. This is my first time hearing of this book. I love the colors and style of the cover. The description sounds very interesting. Thanks for sharing!


  16. Thanks for letting us know about this one! Loved the cover too!
    And hey, I'll be rooting for you to have your ms ready soon! :D


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