Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, originally started by Jill at Breaking the Spine , that highlights upcoming book releases everyone is waiting on...hence the title. This week's pick is a book that keeps popping into my head and that is Like Mandarin by Kirsten Hubbard. I just love the title which is so memorable and I'm interested in the premise. It sounds to me a bit like a YA version of Thelma and Louise (without the attempted rape and murder of said rapist). Anyway, see what you think. Here is the GoodReads description:

"It's hard finding beauty in the badlands of Washokey, Wyoming, but 14-year-old Grace Carpenter knows it's not her mother's pageant obsessions, or the cowboy dances adored by her small-town classmates. True beauty is wild-girl Mandarin Ramey: 17, shameless and utterly carefree. Grace would give anything to be like Mandarin.

When they're united for a project, they form an unlikely, explosive friendship, packed with nights spent skinny-dipping in the canal, liberating the town's animal-head trophies, and searching for someplace magic. Grace plays along when Mandarin suggests they run away together. Blame it on the crazy-making wildwinds plaguing their badlands town.

Because all too soon, Grace discovers Mandarin's unique beauty hides a girl who's troubled, broken, and even dangerous. And no matter how hard Grace fights to keep the magic, no friendship can withstand betrayal.
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It's definitely on my wish list, is it on yours too?

4 comments:

  1. Wow, this sounds fantastic! Definitely going on my wish list!

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  2. Interesting synopsis there...may have to check into a bit more. Thanks for sharing...and happy reading! ^_^

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  3. Glad I've piqued your interest guys, I think it sounds good :)

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