Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday, #22


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we can't wait to get our hands on.
Here's my selection for this week...
Out of the Easy by  Ruta Sepetys
Publisher: Philomel Books
Publication Date: February 13, 2012
It’s 1950, and as the French Quarter of New Orleans simmers with secrets, seventeen-year-old Josie Moraine is silently stirring a pot of her own. Known among locals as the daughter of a brothel prostitute, Josie wants more out of life than the Big Easy has to offer. She devises a plan get out, but a mysterious death in the Quarter leaves Josie tangled in an investigation that will challenge her allegiance to her mother, her conscience, and Willie Woodley, the brusque madam on Conti Street.

Josie is caught between the dream of an elite college and a clandestine underworld. New Orleans lures her in her quest for truth, dangling temptation at every turn, and escalating to the ultimate test.

With characters as captivating as those in her internationally bestselling novel Between Shades of Gray, Ruta Sepetys skillfully creates a rich story of secrets, lies, and the haunting reminder that decisions can shape our destiny.
 I've read hundreds and hundreds of books in my lifetime and only six of them have landed on my pass-me-the-tissues-please list. So as you can see, I'm not a book crier... I'm just not. Short of seeking a medical opinion, it's just not part of my emotional make-up. So it's with a mix of hesitation and much anticipation that I look forward to Ruta Sepetys new book Out of the Easy.Why you wonder? The last time this author and I crossed fictional paths, she made me bawl like a baby with her debut novel Between Shades of Gray. Not to be confused with another greyish book in a whole different genre.

I loved Sepetys's writing and I applaud her ability to own her readers' attention and hearts. She's proved to me that she's able to tap into my emotional psyche with such a force that I can't wait to see if she will do that again with her new novel. I have a box of tissues collecting dust. Will she cause me to reach for them? I'm looking forward to finding out.

Sooo, what book are you waiting on???

20 comments:

  1. Yes! I can't wait for this one either. The cover is gorgeous, and I loved her first book, too.

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  2. This sounds interesting and I love the cover. Good pick.

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    Sabina @ Delirious About Books

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  3. I'm actually a HUGE book crier lol so I stayed away from Shades of Gray which I hear was sad but great. I love New Orleans settings so this one sounds pretty good!
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  4. You had me at the setting! Love books (and movies) set in New Orleans. Here's MY WOW POST

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  5. This one sounds good and interesting. Great WOW pick, plus I like the cover for it.

    Grace

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  6. This sounds like such a great read! I've been wanting to read it ever since I saw the cover and read the blurb a couple of months ago. It does sound very emotional! Hopefully, it won't make me cry too much!
    Lovely pick! :)

    Here's my WoW
    http://nicksbookblog93.blogspot.com/2012/11/waiting-on-wednesday-33-my-life-after.html

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  7. Wow. This sounds wonderful. As for a book I'm pining for...well, too many to count. :) Great pick, Arlene!

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  8. Good pick - it sounds great! I haven't read Between Shades of Gray, but it's been on my TBR list for quite some time.

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    Brandy

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  9. I saw this one awhile ago, and wasn't sure if it would appeal to me. But after hearing your thoughts on the authors past works (and that it made you cry - which made me even more curious), I may have to take another look! Thanks for sharing!

    MaryAnn | Chapter by Chapter
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  10. Oh, this definitely sounds promising :) Glad to hear your previous encounter with the author left such an impression on you - isn't that the best feeling ♥ I'm curious about this one as well, I'll be keeping an eye out for your review when it comes out! Hope you'll love this one just as much as Between Shades of Gray! Thanks for sharing, here's my WoW this week.

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

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  11. A tearjerker? Love them . I hope the writer is as you say . I love authors with writing ability

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  12. This sounds really good, nice selection.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/11/waiting-on-wednesday_28.html

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  13. I *loved* Between Shades of Gray! I can't wait for this, I'm sure it's going to be amazing.

    Books of Amber

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  14. Oh, I remember seeing this on either LibraryThing or Goodreads and really wanting to read it! Thanks for reminding me :)

    Here's my WOW:
    http://thereaderscommute.blogspot.com/2012/11/waiting-on-wednesday-extraordinary.html

    Have a great day!

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  15. YES Out of the Easy sounds AMAZING. I have an ARC I need to read ASAP. Thanks for reminding me! I hope you enjoy it :)

    Tara @ Hobbitsies

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  16. This one sounds good--I had an ARC of it, but traded it for a book I was dying to read. Now I sort of regret it!


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  17. I really liked her other book, so I'm looking forward to read this one :) Great pick!

    Mel@thedailyprophecy.

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  18. I hadn't head of this one before but I like the sound of it so I'd love to read some reviews of the book when it comes out. Great pick and thanks for sharing. I hope you enjoy reading it when you get it.
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  19. You're not a book crier, Arlene? Well I wish I could say the same. Although, I must admit I'm an easy crier and it's mortifying! This does sound interesting. I'm a sucker for mysteries. Great pick! :)

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