Waiting on Wednesday (11)

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that you are eagerly anticipating.

The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore
Genre: Young Adult/Contemporary/Magical Realism
Page Length: 320 pages
Publisher: A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: September 15, 2015

Via Goodreads: 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.

I am a complete sucker for Romeo and Juliet-esque stories, and this one just sounds absolutely marvelous!  I love love love the traveling performer aspect, and think it is such a unique take on the classic forbidden romance story.   So so so excited for this book!!!!

1 comment :

  1. This book sounds amazing! You are right, the traveling performer aspect is so cool, it makes the concept of the book so unique. I will definitely add to my tbr!

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