For this week’s Waiting on Wednesday I have three super awesome books (a Middle Grade, a Young Adult, and an Adult) I can’t wait to read!
Turn Left at the Cow by Lisa Bullard, expected publication: October, 2013
Thirteen-year-old Trav has always wondered about his dead-before-he-was-born dad. But when he heads from California to his grandmother’s house in rural Minnesota, hoping to learn about his past, he gets more than he bargained for. It turns out his dad was involved in a bank robbery right before he mysteriously disappeared, and the loot from the take is still missing. Along with Kenny and Iz, the kids next door, Trav embarks on a search for the cash. But the trio’s adventure quickly turns dangerous when it becomes clear that someone else is looking for the money—someone who won’t give up without a fight!
Middle Grade love! Turn Left at the Cow, apart from having a seriously FANTASTIC title, sounds like a ton of fun!
The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston, expected publication: May, 2013
She’s been six different people in six different places: Madeline in Ohio, Isabelle in Missouri, Olivia in Kentucky . . . But now that she’s been transplanted to rural Louisiana, she has decided that this fake identity will be her last.
Witness Protection has taken nearly everything from her. But for now, they’ve given her a new name, Megan Rose Jones, and a horrible hair color. For the past eight months, Meg has begged her father to answer one question: What on earth did he do – or see – that landed them in this god-awful mess? Meg has just about had it with all the Suits’ rules — and her dad’s silence. If he won’t help, it’s time she got some answers for herself.
But Meg isn’t counting on Ethan Landry, an adorable Louisiana farm boy who’s too smart for his own good. He knows Meg is hiding something big. And it just might get both of them killed. As they embark on a perilous journey to free her family once and for all, Meg discovers that there’s only one rule that really matters — survival.
Last year, one of my top reads was Kate Morton’s The Secret Keeper. The main character was running from her past and did an identity overhaul. While that isn’t exactly the idea with The Rules for Disappearing, it definitely caught my attention and I’m totally intrigued.
A Bloom in Winter by T.J. Brown, publication: March, 2013
After Prudence’s desperate marriage and move to Devonshire, sisters Rowena and Victoria fear they have lost their beloved friend forever. Guilt-ridden and remorseful, Rowena seeks comfort from a daring flyboy and embraces the most dangerous activity the world has ever seen, and Victoria defies her family and her illness to make her own dream occupation as a botanist come true. As England and the world step closer to conflict, the two young women flout their family, their upbringing, and their heritage to seize a modern future of their own making.
A Bloom in Winter dropped yesterday and I’m itching to get my hands on a copy. The first book in the series, Summerset Abbey was released this January and I adored it! WWI-era London, High Society, and ~romances~ between classes made Summerset Abbey a joy to read, but there were some questions left unanswered. AND THE WAR!