Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Beware the Wild and Lies We Tell Ourselves

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

Here are my WoW picks this week (click title for the Goodreads page):

Release date: October 21st, 2014
 Publisher: HarperTeen
 Pre-Order: Amazon | Book Depository
It's an oppressively hot and sticky morning in June when Sterling and her brother, Phin, have an argument that compels him to run into the town swamp -- the one that strikes fear in all the residents of Sticks, Louisiana. Phin doesn't return. Instead, a girl named Lenora May climbs out, and now Sterling is the only person in Sticks who remembers her brother ever existed.

Sterling needs to figure out what the swamp's done with her beloved brother and how Lenora May is connected to his disappearance -- and loner boy Heath Durham might be the only one who can help her. 

This debut novel is full of atmosphere, twists and turns, and a swoon-worthy romance.

A southern-mystery/dark-fantasy-romance. I fall for this type of books and I know when I delve further into the story I'm gonna be suck right up. The cover itself is enticing and eerie at the same time. It also has a swoon-worthy romance, how can I say no to that? ;)

Release date: September 30th, 2014
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pre-Order: Amazon | Book Depository
In 1959 Virginia, the lives of two girls on opposite sides of the battle for civil rights will be changed forever.

Sarah Dunbar is one of the first black students to attend the previously all-white Jefferson High School. An honors student at her old school, she is put into remedial classes, spit on and tormented daily.

Linda Hairston is the daughter of one of the town’s most vocal opponents of school integration. She has been taught all her life that the races should be kept “separate but equal.”

Forced to work together on a school project, Sarah and Linda must confront harsh truths about race, power and how they really feel about one another.

Boldly realistic and emotionally compelling, Lies We Tell Ourselves is a brave and stunning novel about finding truth amid the lies, and finding your voice even when others are determined to silence it.

It's not the type of story I usually read but I think Lies We Tell Ourselves is going to be gut-wrenching that might change the way we view of things and I guess it'll be a challenging read. "Boldly realistic and emotionally compelling". It is sort of intimidating and intriguing.

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