It's time for a joyful return to "Waiting On" Wednesday! This is a feature begun by Breaking the Spine, in which bloggers share an upcoming book about which they are very excited. So here's another upcoming YA from the top of my TBR.
DOWN WITH THE SHINE
Kate Karyus Quinn
Releases 26 April 2016 from HarperTeen
There's a reason they say "be careful what you wish for." Just ask the girl who wished to be thinner and ended up smaller than Thumbelina, or the boy who asked for "balls of steel" and got them-literally. And never wish for your party to go on forever. Not unless you want your guests to be struck down by debilitating pain if they try to leave.
These are things Lennie only learns when it's too late-after she brings some of her uncles' moonshine to a party and toasts to dozens of wishes, including a big wish of her own: to bring back her best friend, Dylan, who was abducted and murdered six months ago.
Lennie didn't mean to cause so much chaos. She always thought her uncles' moonshine toast was just a tradition. And when they talked about carrying on their "important family legacy," she thought they meant good old-fashioned bootlegging.
As it turns out, they meant granting wishes. And Lennie has just granted more in one night than her uncles would grant in a year. Now she has to find a way to undo the damage. But once granted, a wish can't be unmade...
Image and info via Goodreads.
This sounds like a fascinating and original YA magical realism, with plenty of personality behind it, and the cover is lovely. I can't wait to see how it goes down!
Thanks for checking in, and I'll see you on Saturday for a post about Peeta and mental illness.
Image via yaloveblog.com.
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