Author: Jeff Hirsch
Publish Date: October 1, 2012
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Sixteen-year-old Glenn Morgan has lived next to the Rift her entire life and has no idea of what might be on the other side of it. Glenn's only friend, Kevin, insists the fence holds back a world of monsters and witchcraft, but magic isn't for Glenn.She has enough problems with reality: Glenn's mother disappeared when she was six, and soon after, she lost her scientist father to his all-consuming work on the mysterious Project. Glenn buries herself in her studies and dreams about the day she can escape. But when her father's work leads to his arrest, he gives Glenn a simple metal bracelet that will send Glenn and Kevin on the run---with only one place to go.
First off, let's take a moment and drool over that holy gorgeous cover, shall we? Seriously. It's fresh, it's new, it's dark (my type) and I'm in love with it. Then, it's got an interesting premise that promises a little bit of everything I love from sci-fi to fantasy. I also love that Glenn sounds like a worthy heroine, and that makes me want to read Magisterium even more. I snagged this one at BEA, and I'm so excited to start reading it soon! What do you think, and what are you waiting on this week?