Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (8)

What's happened last week (16-22 Sep)?
- I'm currently reading Stork by Wendy Delsol
- The contest for Nightshade by Andrea Cremer is ending! Well, by the time you read this, you may already be too late. :/ Good luck all who entered!! Hosting for Squeaky Books!
- Another giveaway for SWAG!! 2 winners, international. Ends 1st of October.
- Last giveaway of September, for The Dead by David Gatward (ARC) + The Crescent signed bookmark. International. Ends 1st of October, too.
- I'm taking part of the ARC Tour for Daughter of Xanadu {link}, Nightshade {link}, Secondhand Charm {link}, Aces Up {link}, Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters {link}, Fixing Delilah Hanniford {link} thanks to Good Golly Miss Holly ARC Tours!, as well as A Blue so Dark {link} thanks to International Book Tours
- Review: One Night that Changes Everything by Lauren Barnholdt {link}
- Check out my 19 book intake for the week! {IMM}
- Teaser Tuesday: Stork by Wendy Delsol {link}


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

For this week, I am swooning over Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys, which is due for release on March 2011! It's a YA debut historical novel; one with heart and truth, sadness and despair of the Soviet union Nazi uproar of the 1940s.

Why I'm Waiting on Between Shades of Gray:

Look at the beautiful, simple, symbolic and so so suitable cover? It takes a little bit of close examination to full appreciate it in its simplicity. There is a pretty cool author video which explores all, or a lot, of the inner-workings of the novel. There are really heartfelt stories of people who have had to experience these events first-hand, and you must watch the video, and read the book. It sounds like my kind of book--historical, drama, tear-shedding, war & destruction, more tears...I hope the novel ends on a hopeful note.

Synopsis (Goodreads):
In 1941, fifteen-year-old Lina, her mother, and brother are pulled from their Lithuanian home by Soviet guards and sent to Siberia, where her father is sentenced to death in a prison camp while she fights for her life, vowing to honor her family and the thousands like hers by burying her story in a jar on Lithuanian soil. Based on the author’s family, includes a historical note.

Goodreads page

Thanks for visiting my weekly WoW post. 2011 is continuing to look like a promising year in the YA book department. ♥

What are you waiting on this week?


Tammy (The Book Fairy's Haven) said... [Reply]

I have to admit that this is probably not the kind of book I would normally read, but I've often found that it's precisely these kind of books that end up being surprisingly fantastic reads, which is why I'll be on the look out for this.I absolutely love the cover as well!

Belinda said... [Reply]

Interesting book suggestion. I hope you're able to enjoy it when you get it :)

Come see what my WOW is this week

Straylights said... [Reply]

Great pick! I like stuff based on people's family history

Check out my pick :D

Jan von Harz said... [Reply]

The cover is lovely in its simplicity as you said, and the story sounds amazing. Great pick.

Jeanna said... [Reply]

Sounds like a good book, but the cover is lovely like you said. Great suggestion.

Tara said... [Reply]

I love historical fiction and it's a debut novel! Perfect! I haven't heard of this one, so thanks for sharing! The cover s super pretty, too.

Here's my Waiting on Wednesday pick :)

Katie said... [Reply]

WOW, this sounds amazing. This is going on my TBR pile for sure!

Amber said... [Reply]

Great pick. The cover really is gorgeous in it's simplicity! Thanks for sharing.

My WoW

Sugar and Snark said... [Reply]

I love love the cover! Thanks for introducing me to the book :)

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