Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Waitng On Wednesday/Strings Attached by Judy Blundell

Wednesday, November 17, 2010
 "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the SpineThis meme spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


Author: Judy Blundell
Publisher: Scholastic
Release Date: March 1, 2011

From National Book Award winner Judy Blundell, the tale of a sixteen-year-old girl caught in a mix of love, mystery, Broadway glamour, and Mob retribution in 1950 New York. 

When Kit Corrigan arrives in New York City, she doesn't have much. She's fled from her family in Providence, Rhode Island, and she's broken off her tempestuous relationship with a boy named Billy, who's enlisted in the army. 

The city doesn't exactly welcome her with open arms. She gets a bit part as a chorus girl in a Broadway show, but she knows that's not going to last very long. She needs help--and then it comes, from an unexpected source.

Nate Benedict is Billy's father. He's also a lawyer involved in the mob. He makes Kit a deal--he'll give her an apartment and introduce her to a new crowd. All she has to do is keep him informed about Billy . . . and maybe do him a favor every now and then. 

As she did in her National Book Award-winning What I Saw and How I Lied, Judy Blundell traps readers in a web of love, deceit, intrigue, and murder. The result? One stunner of a novel.

While I have not read What I Saw and How I Lied, the setting and the "web of love, deceit, intrigue, and murder" has me ready to order this one now.

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23 comments:

Nic @ Irresistible Reads said...

Great pick. It should be something different with it set in 1950's :)

Guen said...

This sounds really interesting. And anything with historical fiction, I'm there. Great WoW pick!

Christina T said...

This sounds like a fantastic story! I like the mob angle. I'll add it to my expanding TBR list.

Manga Maniac said...

Great pick! I haven't seen this one yet. I love the cover, and the time period makes me even more interested in reading it!

My WoW is here Manga Maniac Cafe

Melissa said...

Oooh I've seen this elsewhere today, too, and I'm excited for it...adding it to my pile for sure :)

Anna said...

Haven't seen it before but sounds really interesting.I'll check it out!

Christina/Book Addict said...

Great pick! I've been seeing this around a lot lately. I am looking forward to it as well.

Cynthia said...

I hadn't heard of this one before but it does sounds like a good one. Will be adding it to my list! =)

Leanna (Daisy Chain Book Reviews) said...

Great pick! This one is already on my wishlist. Can't wait to read it!

I Read Banned Books said...

I didn't know she had a new one. My daughter loves her. Thx!

My WoW!

Jenny said...

Oh this one does sound good. Everyone is picking such great books this week, I've already added a bunch to my list and now this is going to be another one. Thanks for sharing!

thebookfairyhaven said...

I agree - this one does sound fabulous and the cover is quite eye-catching as well. Fantastic choice - going to be adding this to my TBR pile too :)

Julie said...

I haven't read What I Saw, And How I Lied either. But this does look interesting. I'm always up for a good mystery!

Jessica Lawlor said...

This one sounds so cool! I like that it's set in the 50's!

Ayanami Faerudo said...

Interesting pick. Definitely different from my usual fare.

Book Sake said...

I like this one, going to add it to my TBR now. Thanks!!!

Staci said...

I think that's the girl from her other book cover!!! I have a copy of the book just haven't read it yet. Story of my life!! LOL!

Casey (The Bookish Type) said...

Wow! Great pick! I love the 50s and this book sounds full of intrigue! It's different from my usual read and it really sounds like something I'd enjoy! Thanks for sharing!

Lizzy said...

Great pick! This one sounds really interesting, and this is the first I'm hearing of this one. For some reason, I'm not a huge fan of the cover.

chelleyreads said...

i haven't heard of this book. it looks really good though. thanks jan :)

Tara said...

You are the second person I've seen feature this book - aahhhh I can't wait for it to come out!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

i picked this one too!! i really liked what i saw and how i lied.

Lu said...

Great choice! Thanks for introducing me to it!

 
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