Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Hollow Earth by John and Carole E. Barrowman

This is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating

Authors: John Barrowman and Carole E. Barrowman
Publisher: Aladdin
Expected Publication Date: 30 October 2012 (US release date)
Summary: (taken from Goodreads)
Imagination matters most in a world where art can keep monsters trapped--or set them free. Lots of twins have a special connection, but twelve-year-old Matt and Emily Calder can do "way" more than finish each other's sentences. Together, they are able to bring art to life and enter paintings at will. Their extraordinary abilities are highly sought after, particularly by a secret group who want to access the terrors called Hollow Earth. All the demons, devils, and evil creatures ever imagined are trapped for eternity in the world of Hollow Earth--trapped unless special powers release them. 
The twins flee from London to a remote island off the west coast of Scotland in hopes of escaping their pursuers and gaining the protection of their grandfather, who has powers of his own. But the villains will stop at nothing to find Hollow Earth and harness the powers within. With so much at stake, nowhere is safe--and survival might be a fantasy.

Why Hollow Earth?
First, I am a huge fan of John Barrowman and love to support him in everything he does. Second, this sounds like a great story! I love science/fiction fantasy books, and Hollow Earth seems like something I would have fallen over myself to read as a kid. As an adult, I still love these types of coming-of-age stories that have to do with magic. Also, did you read the summary? There's a secret group that's after the kids' powers! That alone is almost enough to hook me.
What are you waiting for this Wednesday?