Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore

This bookish meme tells the blogosphere what we're waiting patiently (and sometimes not so patiently) for! It's hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine!

The Weight of Feathers
The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore

     For twenty years, the Palomas and the Corbeaus have been rivals and enemies, locked in an escalating feud for over a generation. Both families make their living as traveling performers in competing shows—the Palomas swimming in mermaid exhibitions, the Corbeaus, former tightrope walkers, performing in the tallest trees they can find. 
     Lace Paloma may be new to her family’s show, but she knows as well as anyone that the Corbeaus are pure magia negra, black magic from the devil himself. Simply touching one could mean death, and she's been taught from birth to keep away. But when disaster strikes the small town where both families are performing, it’s a Corbeau boy, Cluck, who saves Lace’s life. And his touch immerses her in the world of the Corbeaus, where falling for him could turn his own family against him, and one misstep can be just as dangerous on the ground as it is in the trees. 
     Beautifully written, and richly imaginative, The Weight of Feathers is an utterly captivating young adult novel by a talented new voice.

Expected Publication: September 15, 2015
Published by: A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin

Why I'm Waiting:  So obviously this is a re-telling of Romeo and Juliet and I can't tell you how excited I am to read it. Because I mean, there is magic and carnival like things happening and OMG it just sounds so good. Add all that to the fact that this is a debut, I can't wait to see what it's all about!

What are you waiting on this week?
Will you be waiting on this one with me? 


  1. Nice pick! Totally new to me! Cover is pretty nice though! Like the feathers!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  2. Great choice! I really should read more Romeo and Juliet retellings. I love that kind of tortured love story with people who should not be together. I'm hoping to check this one out.
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally