“Waiting” on Wednesday: The Night Itself

Waiting on WednesdayWaiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming releases that we are excited for.

The Night Itself - Zoe MarriottThe Night Itself  by Zoe Marriott

Paperback: 368 pages
Publication date: July 4th 2013
Publisher: Walker Books
Add on: Goodreads

When fifteen year old Mio Yamato furtively sneaks the katana – an ancestral Japanese sword – out of its hiding place in her parent’s attic to help liven up her Christmas party costume, she has no idea of the darkness she is about to unleash on modern day London, or the family secrets that she is going to uncover.

The paralysing paranoia that descends on her before she gets to her friend’s party is her first clue. The vivid and terrifying visions that nearly get her killed are a pretty good warning too.

The giant nine-tailed cat demon that comes after the sword and tries to rip her throat out? Overkill.

Seconds away from becoming kitty-food, Mio is saved by Shinobu, a mysterious warrior boy. But it’s already too late. Mio has ruptured the veil between the mortal realm and the Underworld, and now the gods and monsters of ancient Japan stalk the streets of London, searching for her and the sword.

With the help of her best friend Jack, a fox spirit named Hikaru – and the devoted protection of the betwitchingly familiar Shinobu – Mio attempts to discover the true nature of the sword and its connection to the Yamato family. Because if she doesn’t learn how to control the katana’s incredible powers, she’s in danger of being overwhelmed by them. And if she can’t keep the sword safe from the terrible creatures who want it for their own, she’ll lose not only her own life… but the love of a lifetime.

I actually discovered this book from Caro’s (The Book Rouge) WoW haha. But doesn’t it sound awesome! And the cover is pretty cool too.

Author: Cyn

noun. a bum a student again. A master’s student…oooh. procrastinator. reader. eater. sleeper. music listen-er. movie go-er. Loves food too much.

0 Replies to ““Waiting” on Wednesday: The Night Itself”

  1. Great pick! I’ve loved the other books by Zoe that I’ve read so I’m hoping this one is going to just as good!

    My WoW!

  2. Haha, I’m glad I could introduce you to something intresting. I’m pretty sure we’re gonna love it! =)
    My WoW, and I’m celebrating my bloggoversary with a giveaway, so come check it out!

  3. never heard the book or the author, though I think its plot is very interesting:) Heres Mine: Teen Readers’ Diary

  4. I haven’t seen this one around but it looks intriguing. Great pick!

    My WOW: http://www.bookythoughtsandme.com/waiting-on-wednesday-4/

  5. starryeyedjen29 says: Reply

    OMG, this sounds amazing! I haven’t seen it around — must have missed it on Caro’s blog — but I’ll definitely be adding it to Mount TBR. 🙂 Thanks for sharing & stopping by!

  6. What an interesting cover. I haven’t heard of this one before, but it sounds good. Thanks for sharing!

  7. I saw this one at Caro’s! It does sound unique and anything with a katana is usually pretty awesome! Thanks for stopping by!

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