Waiting on Wednesday #3: Omens (Cainsville #1) by Kelley Armstrong

February 13, 2013 Fantasy 20

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Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I choose as my WoW pick:

Omens (Cainsville #1)
by Kelley Armstrong
Publication Date: August 20, 2013

Blurb from Goodreads: Twenty-four-year-old Olivia Taylor Jones has the perfect life. The only daughter of a wealthy, prominent Chicago family, she has an Ivy League education, pursues volunteerism and philanthropy, and is engaged to a handsome young tech firm CEO with political ambitions.

But Olivia’s world is shattered when she learns that she’s adopted. Her real parents? Todd and Pamela Larsen, notorious serial killers serving a life sentence. When the news brings a maelstrom of unwanted publicity to her adopted family and fiancé, Olivia decides to find out the truth about the Larsens.

Olivia ends up in the small town of Cainsville, Illinois, an old and cloistered community that takes a particular interest in both Olivia and her efforts to uncover her birth parents’ past.

Aided by her mother’s former lawyer, Gabriel Walsh, Olivia focuses on the Larsens’ last crime, the one her birth mother swears will prove their innocence. But as she and Gabriel start investigating the case, Olivia finds herself drawing on abilities that have remained hidden since her childhood, gifts that make her both a valuable addition to Cainsville and deeply vulnerable to unknown enemies. Because there are darker secrets behind her new home, and powers lurking in the shadows that have their own plans for her.

Kelley Armstrong is one of my favourite authors and a new book from one of my favourite authors sounds awesome right? If that isn’t enough reason to insta buy it, the blurb sounds great too. The adopted angle is something we see more often in books, but real parents that are serial killers? I never heard about a book doing that, so it certainly got some original elements.And the main character already starts engaged, sounds great. I actually like it when some books actually start with the characters as a couple, because there aren’t enough books in which you don’t actually see the couple as a couple. And the blurb gives some hints to some supernatural aspects and I can’t wait to find out more! Sadly the release date is way too far away, I can’t wait to read it!

You can add this book to your to-read list on Goodreads

You can pre-order this book on:
Amazon
The Bookdepository

So what do you think of my WoW pick? Does Omens sounds like a book you would pick up? Have you read the other books by Kelley Armstrong? Are you a fan of Kelleys writing or not so much?

20 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday #3: Omens (Cainsville #1) by Kelley Armstrong”

  1. bookarooju

    This is a different cover to the one I’ve seen. I think I like this one better.
    Did you enter the giveaway by her publisher? They’re running one for 10 ARCs of this. 😀

    • Lola R

      I have read almost all books by Kelley Armstong, except for some short stories and the Nadia Stafford book. I think those aren’t fantasy books, so I am a bit reluctant to try them. I did love all her books so far.

    • Lola R

      Yeah I am so excited for the last book of the Darkness Rising series that will be releashed soon! You also should try the Otherworld series by Kelley, it is really good too.

    • Lola R

      Thanks :). I totally agree that anything Kelley Armstrong is a great pick, So far I have done 3 WoW’s and 2 of them were Kelleys books.

    • Lola R

      I would really recommend you read one of her books, she really is a talented writer.

      It also often happens a book ends as soon as the couple is finally together, but in Kelley’s books you get to see them as a couple and the problems they face together.

    • Lola R

      She also is starting a series for children that she is co-writing with Melissa Marr, the first book will be called Loki’s wolves.

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