Oct 10, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (30)

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly waiting to get into our hands.

This week I'm waiting on.....

By: Sarah Skilton

Synopsis from Goodreads:
16-year-old Imogen Malley has spent most of her life in the shadow of her popular older brother, but there is one area in which she excels: martial arts.

As the youngest black belt at her dojang, Imogen loves assistant teaching more than anything in the world, and she plans to open her own martial arts studio one day. Per the Tae Kwon Do student creed, she's come to think of herself as a potential hero, a defender of the weak, and a champion of justice. 

Her confidence disappears when she freezes up at an armed robbery that leaves someone dead. Guilt-stricken and numb, Imogen is left to wonder if martial arts failed her, or she failed it. Estranged from her family and friends, who don't understand why she's still beating herself up for failing to act, she struggles to get by on her own, and decides to prove herself by teaching another student how to fight –- no holds barred, no protective gear, no rules. 

When the image you have of yourself is shattered, how do you make it whole again?

Why I Want It:
I wholly love this idea. A girl who is literally trained to kick ass and be confident in a controlled environment (i.e. a dojo), but then freezes when reality kicks in. I can't say I would blame her. I think this will be a great character-driven novel.

Brusied will be released in March 2013 by Amulet/Abrams


  1. fun cover! I love martial arts!

    stop by my post?! I got lucky and was able to review my WOW pick!


  2. Haven't heard of this. Cool cover! Great pick!
    Stop by MY WOW?
    <3 Inky@ Book Haven Extraordinaire

  3. Great choice. Thanks for sharing.

  4. This one has been a pretty popular pick lately! Still not sure if I'll read it or not though. Thanks for sharing! ^.^ If you would like to check out my Waiting On Wednesday you can do so here. :)


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