Shadowcry by Jenna Burtenshaw looks awesome! I love the cover, and the premise sounds promising. This is one of my 2011 Debut Author Challenge picks.
From the publisher’s website:
Kate Winters isn’t who she thinks she is. Burned out of her family bookstore by a suspicious fire, she will be pursued across a country riddled by fear and war before she discovers the extent of her skill and her destiny. Her pursuers include Silas Dane—one of the most compelling villains since Rowling’s Professor Snape and Pullman’s Mrs. Coulter—and Edgar, a young man who worked at the bookshop and who seems to know much more about the secrets of Wintercraft (a mysterious book that has been in Kate’s family for generations; a book responsible for the disappearance of her parents years ago) than he lets on. Highly original, dark, and riveting, this is the first in a three-book series by debut author Jenna Burtenshaw.
Shadowcry hits stores in June of next year