Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Waiting On Wednesday/ Banished by Sophie Littlefield

Wednesday, June 23, 2010
 "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the SpineThis meme spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week I am waiting for...
ISBN:9780385738521
Author:Littlefield, Sophie
Publisher:Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
Subject:Identity
Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective StoriesFantasy & Magic
Publication Date:October 2010
There isn’t much worth living for in Gypsum, Missouri—or Trashtown, as the rich kids call the run-down neighborhood where sixteen-year-old Hailey Tarbell lives. Hailey figures she’ll never belong—not with the popular kids at school, not with the rejects, not even with her cruel, sickly grandmother, who deals drugs out of their basement. Hailey never knew her dead mother, and she has no idea who her father was, but at least she has her four-year-old foster brother, Chub. Once she turns eighteen, Hailey plans to take Chub far from Gypsum and start a new life where no one can find them.But when a classmate is injured in gym class, Hailey discovers a gift for healing that she never knew she possessed—and that she cannot ignore. Not only can she heal, she can bring the dying back to life. Confused by her powers, Hailey searches for answers but finds only more questions, until a mysterious visitor shows up at Gram’s house, claiming to be Hailey’s aunt Prairie. There are people who will stop at nothing to keep Hailey in Trashtown, living out a legacy of despair and suffering. But when Prairie saves both Hailey and Chub from armed attackers who invade Gram’s house in the middle of the night, Hailey must decide where to place her trust. Will Prairie’s past, and the long-buried secret that caused her to leave Gypsum years earlier, ruin them all? Because as Hailey will soon find out, their power to heal is just the beginning.This gripping novel from thriller writer Sophie Littlefield blazes a trail from small-town Missouri to the big city as Hailey battles an evil greater than she ever imagined, while discovering strengths she never knew she had. (Publisher's summary from Amazon)

So what are you are you waiting on?

12 comments:

Maria (Serpentine Library) said...

Banished sounds like it will be an intense read. But, it seems like there is some hope for Hailey. Very nice pick!

Manga Maniac said...

I am waiting for Banished, too!

thebookfairyhaven said...

I've seen this one around many blogs over the last 2 weeks or so and have to admit that I am also dying for this book to come out! Looks like it's going to be a fabulous read! Excellent WOW pick!

Milka said...

I love the cover of this one.

Staci said...

I so want to read this one!!!

Megan Hoover-Swicegood said...

I hadn't heard of this one yet - it sounds awesome though. Thanks for sharing it!

Heidi V said...

I went to the authors website and read the excerpt this is going to be intense! Great pick I'm glad you shared it I haven't heard of it before now.

Shweta said...

Sounds very intriguing. Also intense as one of the commenter above mentioned. Cover too has a very fiery feeling to it ..Great pick

Book Sake said...

I haven't heard of this one before now, this is going on my TBR list as well, thanks! - Jessica

chelleyreads said...

yes me too! i so WANT this book!!

Aleksandra said...

Wow, great choice! Sounds really great & I love the cover, too! I'll add it on my wishlist!

Lizzy said...

Great pick! I hadn't heard of it, but it sounds really good The cover looks familiar though, I wonder if there's another one out there that has a similar composition.

 
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