Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday #235 - Another Brooklyn & Furthermore

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Be sure to post a link to your Waiting on Wednesday below!

This week's pre-publication "We can't wait to read it!" selections are...

Author: Jacqueline Woodson 
Release Date: August 9, 2016 
Published by: Amistad/HarperCollins

Running into a long-ago friend sets memories from the 1970s in motion for August, transporting her to a time and a place where friendship was everything--until it wasn't. For August and her girls, sharing confidences as they ambled through neighborhood streets, Brooklyn was a place where they believed that they were beautiful, talented, brilliant--a part of a future that belonged to them.

But beneath the hopeful veneer, there was another Brooklyn, a dangerous place where grown men reached for innocent girls in dark hallways, where ghosts haunted the night, where mothers disappeared. A world where madness was just a sunset away and fathers found hope in religion. (Summary from Goodreads)

This sounds like another powerful story from Woodson. I can't wait to dive into her beautiful writing.

Author: Tahereh Mafi 
Release Date: August 30, 2016 
Published by: Dutton Books for Young Readers 

There are only three things that matter to twelve-year-old Alice Alexis Queensmeadow: Mother, who wouldn't miss her; magic and color, which seem to elude her; and Father, who always loved her. The day Father disappears from Ferenwood he takes nothing but a ruler with him. But it's been almost three years since then, and Alice is determined to find him. She loves her father even more than she loves adventure, and she's about to embark on one to find the other.

But bringing Father home is no small matter. In order to find him she'll have to travel through the mythical, dangerous land of Furthermore, where down can be up, paper is alive, and left can be both right and very, very wrong. Her only companion is a boy named Oliver whose own magical ability is based in lies and deceit--and with a liar by her side in a land where nothing is as it seems, it will take all of Alice's wits (and every limb she's got) to find Father and return home to Ferenwood in one piece. On her quest to find Father, Alice must first herself--and hold fast to the magic of love in the face of loss.  (Summary from Goodreads)

Oh how I adore Mafi's Shatter Me series and cannot wait to try something new by her! 

What are you waiting on this week?

1 comment:

  1. Futhermore has a great cover. I hope you love your two picks when you get to read them.

    Grace @ Books of Love