Waiting on Wednesday (48)

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine, and it is a way to show off the books you can't wait to be released!!

This week I chose:

"The Vespertine"
by Saundra Mitchell
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's
Release Date: March 7, 2011

The following description is from goodreads.com:

It’s the summer of 1889, and Amelia van den Broek is new to Baltimore and eager to take in all the pleasures the city has to offer. But her gaiety is interrupted by disturbing, dreamlike visions she has only at sunset—visions that offer glimpses of the future. Soon, friends and strangers alike call on Amelia to hear her prophecies. However, a forbidden romance with Nathaniel, an artist, threatens the new life Amelia is building in Baltimore. This enigmatic young man is keeping secrets of his own—still, Amelia finds herself irrepressibly drawn to him.

When one of her darkest visions comes to pass, Amelia’s world is thrown into chaos. And those around her begin to wonder if she’s not the seer of dark portents, but the cause.




I've seen this one around a lot lately, and it looks amazing!! I love historical YA and I'm glad to see more of it around. Also, I love that it's set in the US, I love reading about US history!

What are you waiting for this week??

31 comments

  1. Me, too -- on everything you said. Love US History!! I like this cover better than the original. Here's my WoW.

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  2. I'm starting to love YA historical. Thanks to Miss Hoffman. And thanks to you for sharing this one! Great pick!

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  3. Baltimore's not a commonly used city. Pretty nifty. This one sounds awesome for being such a mix of genres- YA, romance, historical, paranormal... thanks for posting it!

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  4. Even if the summary wasn't so good, I would be wanting this book for the cover alone. Great pick!

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  5. Great choice! I'm excited about this one, too. Love the new cover---I keep wondering what the girl is running from!

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  6. This was my WoW pick last week- I agree....I can't wait for this one to come out. I love historical fiction too. Great pick!

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  7. I've heard good things about this one. I think I'll request it on Netgalley soon. Great pick!

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  8. I hear (from those that have read it on netgalley) that it's fabulous! I can't wait...great pick, Carrie! :)

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  9. I'm really looking forward to reading this book. Great pick!

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  10. I'm looking forward to reading this one too, I love the beautiful dress in the cover and it does sound like it's going to be amazing! Great pick!

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  11. The cover is lovely. I hope when you get your books, it is everything you hope it to be. Check out what I am Waiting On Wednesday for.

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  12. Ooh I love the cover! Nice pick. My WOW is at The Crowded Leaf.

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  13. You got me curious now, what does she see? Nice choice

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  14. This one sounds so good! I got it from NetGalley and I'm hoping to read it soon. Great pick! :D

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  15. Great cover! This sounds like a fantastic read! My WoW is at Coffee Table Press

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  16. A great selection! It seems great. Happy reading :)
    Check out what im Waiting on Wednesday

    Mia @GrippedintoBooks

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  17. I've heard a lot of great things about this book and it seems to be on everyone's TBR pile.

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  18. The Storm Before Atlanta
    By Karen Schwabach
    Publication date: December 28, 2010

    At a time when most people have grown weary of the war between the states, two young children are desperate to find their way to the battlefields. Jeremy DeGroot wants nothing more than to join a troop as a drummer boy. For Dulcie, a runaway slave, freedom means she must head directly toward the fighting in the hopes that she'll become "contraband," that is, property of the Union troops. Both Jeremy and Dulcie find a place with the 107th New York Volunteer Regiment and even start to forge a friendship. But all that is threatened when they keep crossing paths with the mysterious Charlie, a young Confederate soldier, who may look like the enemy but feels more like a friend.

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  19. Oh this one is on my list as well. It sounds utterly, utterly fabulous, doesn't it? :)

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  20. I'm really looking forward to this book :)

    Stop by and see what Noah is waiting on *wink*

    I finally made a spot for blog badges. I grabbed yours *grin*

    Mad Scientist
    http://madsteampunkery.blogspot.com

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  21. I think they have this one on NetGalley. But I can't remember if you have an eReader.

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  22. Sounds great and a beautiful cover too!

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  23. I too have seen this around a lot lately and just had to add it to my tbr list. It sounds like it's going to be really good =)

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  24. You always showcase books with the most gorgeous covers!!!!

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  25. Sounds like a good read, it's certainly being well reviewed by lots of bloggers. The cover is gorgeous which always helps.

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  26. I love this cover! And the story sounds great, too.

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  27. I can't wait for this one! It looks fantastic. :)

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Thanks so much for your lovely comments!