Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Waiting on Wednesdays (176) Midnight at the Electric

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 9:42 PM with 2 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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Midnight at the Electric 

Author: Jodi Lynn Anderson
Publisher: HarperTeen 
Release Date: June 13, 2017

Goodreads:

Kansas, 2065 Adri has been handpicked to live on Mars. But weeks before Launch, she discovers the journal of a girl who lived in her house over a hundred years ago, and is immediately drawn into the mystery surrounding her fate. While Adri knows she must focus on the mission ahead, she becomes captivated by a life that’s been lost in time…and how it might be inextricably tied to her own. 

Oklahoma, 1934 Amidst the fear and uncertainty of the Dust Bowl, Catherine longs for the immortality promised by a professor at a traveling show called The Electric. But as her family’s situation becomes more dire -- and the suffocating dust threatens her sister’s life -- Catherine must find the courage to sacrifice everything she loves in order to save the one person she loves most. 

England, 1919 In the recovery following World War One, Lenore tries to come to terms with her grief for her brother, a fallen British soldier, and plans to sail to America in pursuit of a childhood friend. But even if she makes it that far, will her friend be the person she remembers, and the one who can bring her back to herself? 

While their stories spans thousands of miles and multiple generations, Lenore, Catherine, and Adri’s fates are entwined in ways both heartbreaking and hopeful.


Why I'm Excited: My students just did an cross-curricular assignment where they looked at the possiblity of having to colonize Mars, so the idea of it has been on my mind (I personally would never want to do it). This sounds really interesting. I love when books connect people who lived decades apart to each other, so I'll definitely be keeping my eyes open for this one. 

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2 comments:

  1. I have yet to read anything by this woman that I don't like! I am soooo excited for her newest book!! Hope you love it too!

    Amber @ Paradise of Pages
    My Waiting on Wednesday

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  2. Ooohh this one is new to me but it sounds interesting even if it's not really totally my thing. I'll still give it a shot!

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Hello, there! Thanks for taking the time to comment. I read each and every one and will do my best to respond--usually on your blog instead of on mine. I will, however, always answer direct questions. Due to serious time restraints, this blog is now an award free zone, but I appreciate the thought!