Waiting on Wednesday 10/20

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, and specifically spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. As always, there are some amazing upcoming books, but this week I'm particularly excited for...

Title: Threads and Flames
Author: Esther Friesner
Release Date: November 25, 2010

It's 1910, and thirteen-year-old Raisa has just traveled alone from a small Polish shtetl all the way to New York City. It's overwhelming, awe-inspiring, and even dangerous, especially when she discovers that her sister has disappeared and she must now fend for herself. She finds work in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory sewing bodices on the popular shirtwaists. Raisa makes friends and even dare she admit it...falls in love. But then 1911 dawns, and one March day a spark ignites in the factory. One of the city's most harrowing tragedies unfolds, and Raisa's life is forever changed. . . .

One hundred years after the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, this moving young adult novel gives life to the tragedy and hope of this transformative event in American history.

Taken from Amazon.

I've recently started on an historical fiction kick, and this sounds like the perfect blend of history, fiction, and a compelling, imaginative tale. The character, though young, seems like she could be relatable, and I think the premise has a lot of promise for drama and intrigue. As for the cover, while it doesn't immediately kick me in the face with its amazingness, I think the simple white with stark lettering is profound and perfect for the title. What do you think...and what are you waiting on this week?

25 comments:

  1. I love historical fiction, and this one sounds amazing. Awesome choice! =)

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  2. Wow this sounds amazing and I love historical fiction too. New title for me so placing this on the wish list. Great pick!

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  3. If that cover is not amazing then I do not know what is!!!

    Black Disaster Fairy
    http://literarydaydreams.blogspot.com

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  4. Wow, this one sounds really interesting. I'm not big on historical fiction, but this one is going on the list for sure. I do adore the simplicity of the cover, I would pick it up just for that.

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  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    I love the sound of this, even though I'm not a huge fan of historical fiction. The cover is gorgeous in its simplicity, I love it!
    Hafsah @ IceyBooks

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  6. This does sound like a compelling story...hope you get it soon.

    Here's mine:

    http://lindsaymalone.wordpress.com/2010/10/20/waiting-on-wednesday-oct-20/

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  7. So seriously - every week you post a Waiting on Wednesday I write it down because every book you highlight I want! This one is no exception and I'm excited it comes out next month!

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  8. This sounds really good. I’m a huge fan of historical fiction. This is one for the wish list. Thanks for putting it on my radar.

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  9. Great WOW!

    Here is my WOW

    Yara @ Once Upon a Twilight

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  10. That cover is so attention-grabbing! Awesome pick this week :)

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  11. YAY new historical fiction! This sounds really great. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. oh my gosh, this looks awesome!! i just finished a book about this time period and i want to read more. thanks for sharing, it's definitely going on my list!

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  13. That does sound good! Great pick!!

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  14. This looks Awesome! I am really intrigued, hope you are enjoying it :)

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  15. I actually kind of like the cover. I like that it's not another cover with some random girl on the front. I haven't read much historical fiction but this book sounds really intriguing so I think I might give it a try when it comes out!



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  16. Cool!
    And I love that the cover is almost like a rose.

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  17. I've heard a lot of good things about this one - a lot of people seem to be anticipating its arrival! :D Thanks for sharing it, because I <3 hist. fiction too! :)

    Here's what I'm waiting on.

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  18. I am afraid the cover would not make an impression on me, well that is what blurbs are for :)

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  19. I'm not generally crazy about historical fiction, but this is sounding interesting. I hadn't heard of that particular event before (maybe because I'm not from the US) but I think fiction is a great way to learn about history.

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  20. Great choice! I haven't heard about this one until now and may have to look into it when it comes out :)

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  21. I think that cover is FANTASTIC, is what I think. And historicals are always great, so this looks awesome.

    Here's what I'm waiting on this week!

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  22. This one looks great. I never stopped to take the time to read the summary. Awesome pick!

    My WoW

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  23. This cover is absolutely amazing. I love the simplicity of it. I've never been a huge historical fiction buff, but this one sounds really good.

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  24. Historical fiction? Oof. I'm not very into that genre, but I've got to say that the cover for this is really cool. ;)

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