Waiting on Wednesday

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

31563982This week I’m looking forward to Whichwood by Tahereh Mafi. Ahhhh….the cover for this book is fantastic! Persian MC wearing a hijab on the cover? YES! YES! YES! I love everything about this book but will sadly have to wait until November 14th to get my hands on it. This is going to be a very long wait!

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Our story begins on a frosty night…

Laylee can barely remember the happier times before her beloved mother died. Before her father, driven by grief, lost his wits (and his way). Before she was left as the sole remaining mordeshoor in the village of Whichwood, destined to spend her days washing the bodies of the dead and preparing their souls for the afterlife. It’s become easy to forget and easier still to ignore the way her hands are stiffening and turning silver, just like her hair, and her own ever-increasing loneliness and fear.

But soon, a pair of familiar strangers appears, and Laylee’s world is turned upside down as she rediscovers color, magic, and the healing power of friendship.

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Thursday Quotables

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Thursday Quotables
 is a weekly meme hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies. It’s the place to highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.

After finally finishing the Shatter Me trilogy by Tahereh Mafi, I have recently finished the first novella, Destroy Me, which gives the reader a glimpse into the mind of Warner. It is set in between the first and second novel and so far is really well done. Actually, it’s refreshing not to have a story told by Juliette who sometimes was a bit too much for me.

“People seldom realize that they tell lies with their lips and truths with their eyes all the time.”