Waiting on Wednesday 229


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 Midnight Dress"
by Karen Foxlee
Knopf
Release Date: Oct 8, 2013

The following description is from goodreads.com:

Quiet misfit Rose doesn't expect to fall in love with the sleepy beach town of Leonora. Nor does she expect to become fast friends with beautiful, vivacious Pearl Kelly, organizer of the high school float at the annual Harvest Festival parade. It's better not to get too attached when Rose and her father live on the road, driving their caravan from one place to the next whenever her dad gets itchy feet. But Rose can't resist the mysterious charms of the town or the popular girl, try as she might.

Pearl convinces Rose to visit Edie Baker, once a renowned dressmaker, now a rumored witch. Together Rose and Edie hand-stitch an unforgettable dress of midnight blue for Rose to wear at the Harvest Festival—a dress that will have long-lasting consequences on life in Leonora, a dress that will seal the fate of one of the girls. Karen Foxlee's breathtaking novel weaves friendship, magic, and a murder mystery into something moving, real, and distinctly original.
I heard about this one from Vegan YA Nerds, so I think it's been released already in Australia, and it will be released in the US in August. Correct me if I'm wrong :) Sounds really good though! Love the small town and Harvest Festival elements!


What are you waiting for this week???

11 comments:

Diana Leigh said...

A magical murder mystery - I'm intrigued!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Magical murder mystery? SOLD. And wow I love the cover. It makes me want to scream for help.

Helène Ouwehand said...

This one is new to me, and I love the cover and synopsis! Thanks for sharing!

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Blodeuedd said...

Freaky looking cover

Emily @ Falling For YA said...

I haven't heard of this book before but it definitely sounds like something that is right up my alley! Great pick =D

Emily @ Falling For YA

Jessica@a GREAT read said...

Haven't heard of this one! Will have to look cover up since I cannot see it on my work computer!

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Have a GREAT day!

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Brandi Kosiner said...

I haven't heard of this one, but like the cover.
Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

Vegan YA Nerds said...

So glad you're looking forward to this, I hope it doesn't disappoint! And I'm really happy it's being pub'd in the USA!

Bookish in a Box said...

I hadn't heard about The Midnight Dress but it sounds great. I like the nomadic and magical elements.

Karen said...

Beautiful cover!

I can't wait to hear what you think of it. I'm not sure it's something I would like. You go first! lol

Andrea Mack said...

The cover of this one is so intriguing!

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