Waiting on Wednesday (11)
Hey y’all!It’s Grace here to do Waiting on Wednesday. Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine where bloggers and readers showcase upcoming books that they’re looking forward to reading! I’ve just recently decided to partake in it (partly due to the girls over at Lit Up Review, where I also blog) and I’ve discovered so many reads that I’m putting on my to-read list. Without further ado, here’s this week’s pick!Novel: The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore | GoodreadsRelease Date: September 15, 2015Publisher: Thomas Dunne (St. Martin's Press)
For twenty years, the Palomas and the Corbeaus have been rivals and enemies, locked in an escalating feud for over a generation. Both families make their living as traveling performers in competing shows—the Palomas swimming in mermaid exhibitions, the Corbeaus, former tightrope walkers, performing in the tallest trees they can find.Lace Paloma may be new to her family’s show, but she knows as well as anyone that the Corbeaus are pure magia negra, black magic from the devil himself. Simply touching one could mean death, and she's been taught from birth to keep away. But when disaster strikes the small town where both families are performing, it’s a Corbeau boy, Cluck, who saves Lace’s life. And his touch immerses her in the world of the Corbeaus, where falling for him could turn his own family against him, and one misstep can be just as dangerous on the ground as it is in the trees.Beautifully written, and richly imaginative, The Weight of Feathers is an utterly captivating young adult novel by a talented new voice.
Are you serious?! Look at that comparison. I reread The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern every year while I'm up in Canada (hey!) because it's so just absolutely insanely good. Like, I'm severely doubtful that I'll ever find a book that lives up to its absurdly high expectations - or that I'll ever want to.But a YA Night-Circus-alike is too good to be true. And crossed with Romeo and Juliet? I'm a romantic at heart. I will always read forbidden romance books, and I will most likely always love them.What's more, I've been dying for books that are richer. I love high-fantasy, but there's only so much swordplay and kingdom intrigue that a girl can take - I love the village aspects. That's why I love books like The Near Witch or Tiger Lily. I love fairy-tale retellings, and strange ways of life. I have the feeling that this book will satisfy that craving for something otherworldly rather than political - rich rather than dramatic.Plus, beautiful writing makes me weak to my knees. The lucky few who've already reviewed it - whose reviews I stalked - say the writing is gorgeous.When I was at BEA this year, I probably drove the Macmillan booth insane asking St. Martin's Press about this one. (They had copies earlier in the week but didn't when I went looking for it.) I'm desperate to work with this one, or read it early. But whether I do or don't, I'll be buying a pretty finished copy as soon as it comes out.I want this.