Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (116) The Cresswell Plot

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 10:57 PM with 8 comments
 
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. Click the link to see the original post plus a whole slew of links to other blogs. After you read this one, of course.


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The Cresswell Plot

Author: Eliza Wass
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Release Date: June 7, 2016

Synopsis from Goodreads:

The woods were insane in the dark, terrifying and magical at the same time. But best of all were the stars, which trumpeted their light into the misty dark.

Castella Cresswell and her five siblings—Hannan, Casper, Mortimer, Delvive, and Jerusalem—know what it’s like to be different. For years, their world has been confined to their ramshackle family home deep in the woods of upstate New York. They abide by the strict rule of God, whose messages come directly from their father.

Slowly, Castley and her siblings start to test the boundaries of the laws that bind them. But, at school, they’re still the freaks they’ve always been to the outside world. Marked by their plain clothing. Unexplained bruising. Utter isolation from their classmates. That is, until Castley is forced to partner with the totally irritating, totally normal George Gray, who offers her a glimpse of a life filled with freedom and choice.

Castley’s world rapidly expands beyond the woods she knows so well and the beliefs she once thought were the only truths. There is a future waiting for her if she can escape her father’s grasp, but Castley refuses to leave her siblings behind. Just as she begins to form a plan, her father makes a chilling announcement: the Cresswells will soon return to their home in heaven. With time running out on all of their lives, Castley must expose the depth of her father’s lies. The forest has buried the truth in darkness for far too long. Castley might be their last hope for salvation.

Why I'm excited:
Wow. This sounds intriguing. It kind of reminds me of this year's The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly which I LOVED. The extreme of religion is always interesting to me. I'm all for people believing whatever they choose to believe, but it's sad for me to think of children growing up in super restricted households. I'll definitely be keeping my eyes open for this book. It sounds amazing.

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8 comments:

  1. This sounds really good. And that cover's pretty creepy. I'll definitely add it to my TBR. Thanks for sharing, and happy Wednesday! :)
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  2. This sounds kinda cool. Not what I usually read but I would be willing to give it a try. Nice pick!

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  3. This sounds really interesting, the mentality behind that kind of religious fanaticism, especially about the father wanting to return his family to heaven---eek, that makes my skin crawl. And that cover is equally disturbing lol.

    And I'll have to be sure I read Minnow Bly now! Glad to hear you loved it! :D

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  4. Having absolutely adored Minnow Bly I will definitely be snapping up a copy of The Cresswell Plot. I hadn't heard of it before so great pick :)

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  5. Nice pick! This definitely isn't a fluffy YA read. I will be interested to see what you think of it. I hope you enjoy it!!

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  6. Ooh this sounds a bit dark and intense. I've not heard of this before.

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