Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine where we can spotlight those books not yet released that we are eagerly waiting for.
This week I'm waiting for Balthazar by Claudia Gray. I just loved the nice-guy character of Balthazar in the Evernight series. He was easily one of my favourite characters in these books, and after being left heartbroken and alone again at the end of Book 4 Afterlife, I am so glad to see that he is getting a spin-off book. It's another chance to read about him again, and hope that this time he does find love. It looks as though we will also see glimpses into his long past as a vampire tortured by guilt.
Haunted by memories from his first days as a vampire, Balthazar has spent hundreds of years alone—without allies, without love. When he emerges from his isolation to help Skye Tierney, a human girl who once attended Evernight Academy, Balthazar has no idea how dangerous it will be. Skye’s psychic powers have caught the attention of Redgrave, the cruel master vampire responsible for murdering Balthazar and his family four centuries ago. Having learned of Skye’s powers and the remarkable effect her blood has on vampires, he plans to use her for his own evil purposes. As they stand together to fight the evil vampire, Balthazar realizes his lonely world could finally be changed by Skye...just as Redgrave realizes that he can destroy Balthazar once and for all by taking her for his own.
In a story filled with forbidden love and dark suspense, one of the most beloved characters in Claudia Gray’s New York Times bestselling Evernight series will captivate readers with his battle to overcome his past and follow his heart.
Awww. Unfortuantely I'm going to be waiting for a long time- this one isn't published until March 2012