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.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.
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 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???