Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (87) The Weight of Feathers

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 10:50 PM with 7 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.

The Weight of Feathers

Authors: Anna-Marie McLemore
Publisher: Thomas Dunne
Release Date: September 15, 2015

Link to 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.

Why I'm Excited:

Feuding families, mermaid exhibitions, tightrope walkers, black magic. Sign me up! This sounds amazing and that cover is so gorgeous. I'm definitely keeping my eyes open for this one. 

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  1. Great pick! I have never heard of this, but I think the premise sounds really unique. The cover is gorgeous too. Great pick!

  2. I haven't heard of this book before. I hope you enjoy reading it.
    My WoW

  3. I am SO excited for this one. The story sounds fascinating, and the cover is simply stunning.

    Great WOW :D

  4. It's like a retelling along the lines of Romeo & Juliet, but with some really cool and unique differences. Thanks for sharing!

    My WoW: http://onceuntold.blogspot.com/2015/02/waiting-on-wednesday-1.html

  5. That synopsis is excellent, and I like the cover. It kind of sounds like a romance from two people in two different circuses who compete against each other, which sounds super fun. This book, I want it!

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

  6. Ok, yes, love the whole forbidden romance and magic aspect of this book. Great pick! ~Pam

  7. I can't believe I've not heard of this one! It sounds so amazing and I love books about travelling shows. The romance just makes it even better. Thank you for bringing this one to my attention! :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian


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