Waiting on Wednesday 250


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: 

"Faces of the Dead"
by Suzanne Weyn
Scholastic
Release Date:  Aug 26, 2014

When Marie-Therese, daughter of Marie Antoinette, slips into the streets of Paris at the height of the French Revolution, she finds a world much darker than what she's ever known.

When Marie-Thérèse Charlotte of France learns of the powerful rebellion sweeping her country, the sheltered princess is determined to see the revolution for herself. Switching places with a chambermaid, the princess sneaks out of the safety of the royal palace and into the heart of a city in strife.

Soon the princess is brushing shoulders with revolutionaries and activists. One boy in particular, Henri, befriends her and has her questioning the only life she's known. When the princess returns to the palace one night to find an angry mob storming its walls, she's forced into hiding in Paris. Henri brings her to the workshop of one Mademoiselle Grosholtz, whose wax figures seem to bring the famous back from the dead, and who looks at Marie-Thérèse as if she can see all of her secrets. There, the princess quickly discovers there's much more to the outside world - and to the mysterious woman's wax figures - than meets the eye.
YA historicals are a favorite of mine, and this one adds in Marie Antoinette! Sounds great!

What are you waiting for this week???

6 comments:

Petra Poet said...

Sounds great. Thanks for bringing it to my attention :-)

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Little Miss Becky said...

I love the sound of this one. YA historical are great, plus I love stories involving Marie Antoinette. I also really enjoyed Distant Waves by this author, so this is definitely going on my to-read list!

B said...

Haven't heard of this one and I love historical fiction! Thanks for the heads up.

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rockyriverteenlibrarian said...

This one is new to me too! I to enjoy a good French Revolution story! Thanks for sharing~ Megan
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Alex (A Girl, Books, OtherThings) said...

Sounds good. :D I don't think I'm waiting for anything in particular, I'm so out of the loop

Carina Olsen said...

Ohh, pretty cover. Not heard of this before, but it looks awesome :D I hope you will love it. <3 Great pick :)
Thank you so much for commenting on my blog. <3
Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

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