"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. So here's thing I'm looking forward to: The Turning Season, by Sharon Shinn (Ace Hardcover, 4 November 2014).
For Karadel, being a shape-shifter has always been a reality she couldn't escape. Even though she's built a safe life as a rural veterinarian, with a close-knit network of shifter and human friends who would do anything for her—and for each other—she can't help but wish for a chance at being normal.
When she's not dealing with her shifts or caring for her animal patients, she attempts to develop a drug that will help shifters control their changes—a drug that might even allow them to remain human forever.
But her comfortable life is threatened by two events: She meets an ordinary man who touches her heart, and her best friend is forced to shift publicly with deadly consequences.
Now Karadel must decide whom to trust: her old friends or her new love.
This is not my favorite series of Shinn's, and in fact I haven't caught up with the book before this one. But I'm such a big fan of the author that both of them are definitely on the list of books I want to read.