Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday - The Ring of Five

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine

The Ring of Five by Eoin McNamee
Published by Wendy Lamb Books (Random House)
On Sale Date: May 11, 2010

Summary from GoodreadsSomething went wrong.

Danny Caulfield doesn't know how he ended up at a mysterious academy called Wilsons. A few of the students are pretty scary. Someone tries to murder him. Even the ravens that haunt the school seem to be against him. Yet he also finds friends: Les, an exceptional thief; Dixie, who has an unsettling talent; and Vandra, a physick with special powers.

It turns out that Danny is destined for a terrifying mission. As he embarks on his training, he is shocked and secretly thrilled to discover that he seems to have all the natural gifts of the perfect spy—most importantly, the ability to betray.

The Ring of Five is the first book in a brilliant new trilogy by the author of The Navigator. Eoin McNamee's background as an author of adult thrillers informs this exhilarating, atmospheric adventure. The Ring of Five, set at a school for spies, is full of surprises as well as fascinating questions about loyalty, destiny, and what it means to be a spy.

Lately, I've been into books about spys.  I think it started when I read Heist Society by Ally Carter and then read about her Gallagher Girls series.  Heist Society isn't about spies, but it had some of them same elements of a good spy adventure.  When I heard about The Ring of Five at a library meeting, it sounded exactly like something I would love to read.

What book are you waiting on this Wednesday?


  1. This looks like it will be a huge success in the middle school. I love it. Great pick!

  2. I like spy books too. If you haven't read it already, you might enjoy The Agency: A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee

    I'll have to add this one to my TBR list. I hadn't heard of it before.

    Here is my WoW pick

  3. I actually love the cover of this one! This looks like a great read. Awesome pick! :)

  4. Great pick this week! I haven't heard much about this book, but it definitely sounds good. Thanks for sharing it with us!

  5. I've never heard of this one before! I've heard good things about this author's other work, though! Great pick!

    My WoW pick is here.

  6. This looks super cute and fun! My WOW is at The Crowded Leaf.

  7. I haven't read much spy lit, and what I have read has been adult. So this looks super cool! I like the cover, too; it's got a dangerous vibe. Great pick Maria!

  8. This sounds really good. I hadn't heard of it. Thanks for sharing, now I'm waiting for it too.

  9. The cover is definitely eye-catching.


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