Happy Wednesday, Reading Nook readers!
This week, my WoW pick is Silver in the Blood by Jessica Day George. I was first attracted to the cover, and then the synopsis just really sealed the deal for me.
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Hardcover, 368 pages
Expected publication: July 7th 2015 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Society girls from New York City circa 1890, Dacia and Lou never desired to know more about their lineage, instead preferring to gossip about the mysterious Romanian family that they barely knew. But upon turning seventeen, the girls must return to their homeland to meet their relatives, find proper husbands, and—most terrifyingly—learn the deep family secrets of The Claw, The Wing, and The Smoke. The Florescus, after all, are shape-shifters, and it is time for Dacia and Lou to fulfill the prophecy that demands their acceptance of this fate . . . or fight against this cruel inheritance with all their might.
With a gorgeous Romanian setting, stunning Parisian gowns, and dark brooding young men, readers will be swept up by this epic adventure of two girls in a battle for their lives.
Why I'm waiting:
Second, I love stories about girls who need to accept difficult legacies, and have to decide how to deal with those legacies. There's always fantastic character growth and self-discovey in stories like these, and I'm looking forward to seeing how Jessica will craft her tale!
About the author:
JESSICA DAY GEORGE is the New York Times bestselling author of Tuesdays at the Castle and Wednesdays in the Tower, as well as the Twelve Dancing Princesses series; Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow; and the Dragon Slippers trilogy. Originally from Idaho, Jessica studied at Brigham Young University and worked as a librarian and bookseller before turning to writing full-time. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband and three young children. Visit her online at www.JessicaDayGeorge.com or follow her on Twitter @JessDayGeorge.