Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (170) The Arsonist

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 11:00 PM with 11 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 Arsonist

Author: Stephanie Oakes
Publisher: Dial
Release Date: August, 2017


Molly Mavity is not a normal teenage girl. For one thing, her father is a convicted murderer, and his execution date is fast approaching. For another, Molly refuses to believe that her mother is dead, and she waits for the day when they’ll be reunited . . . despite all evidence that this will never happen.

Pepper Yusef is not your average teenage boy. A Kuwaiti immigrant with epilepsy, serious girl problems, and the most useless seizure dog in existence, he has to write a series of essays over the summer . . . or fail out of school.

And Ava Dreyman—the brave and beautiful East German resistance fighter whose murder at seventeen led to the destruction of the Berlin Wall—is unlike anyone you’ve met before.

When Molly gets a package leading her to Pepper, they’re tasked with solving a decades-old mystery: find out who killed Ava, back in 1989. Using Ava’s diary for clues, Molly and Pepper realize there’s more to her life—and death—than meets the eye. Someone is lying to them. And someone out there is guiding them along, desperate for answers.

At turns heart-racing and heartbreaking, The Arsonist is an intricate tapestry—of love, loss, and the mysterious connections between us all.

Why I'm Excited:
I am dying to get my hands on this one. I LOVED The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly (it is seriously amazing if you haven't read it yet), and have been tracking this book ever since. It finally has a gorgeous cover. Gimme, gimme, gimme. (For real, please, please, please gimme!) 

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  1. Whoa! What an eye-catching cover! Great pick, Natalie! I will have to check out The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly...that one is new to me!

  2. Ooooh, this one sounds excellent. I'm definitely going to keep my eye out for it!

  3. AHHH, WOAH! I'd not heard of or seen this book around, but I love the cover! That's so cool. I hope you enjoy this book when you get a chance to read it!

    Have a wonderful week, Natalie. :)

    Check out my WoW post!

  4. I'm not familiar with this author, but this sounds like it's going to be an amazing and intense read. That cover is fabulous too!

  5. What a beautiful cover. I'm going to have to check this one out for sure!

  6. This one's new to me - I hope you enjoy it!

  7. This is an author that I have wanted to read for a while now! This one sounds like it is going to be an incredible page-turner! Enjoy! :)

  8. I didn't know about this one yet, but it sounds super intriguing! Hope you'll enjoy :)

  9. Whoa, I've never heard of this book, but what a cool cover and unique concept! I hope you enjoy it! ^_^

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

  10. Good pick! Hope you enjoy it when you get your hands on it. Thanks for coming by!

  11. Oh my! This is sound pretty amazing. And I've heard a lot of great things about The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly! Hope this book is awesome for you! Thanks for highlighting this.


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