Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (104)

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly meme to discuss upcoming books we can't wait to get our hands on. Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.    

This week, I'm waiting on: 

Sirens by Janet Fox
Release date: November 8, 2012

Description from Goodreads:

When Jo Winter’s parents send her off to live with her rich cousin on the glittering island of Manhattan, it’s to find a husband and forget about her brother Teddy’s death. But all that glitters is not gold. Caught up in the swirl of her cousin’s bobbed-hair set—and the men that court them—Jo soon realizes that the talk of marriage never stops, and behind the seemingly boundless gains are illicit business endeavors, gangsters, and their molls. Jo would much rather spend time with the handsome but quiet Charles, a waiter at the Algonquin Hotel, than drape herself over a bootlegger. But when she befriends a moll to one of the most powerful men in town, Jo begins to uncover secrets—secrets that threaten an empire and could secure Jo’s freedom from her family. Can her newfound power buy her love? Or will it to ruin Jo, and everyone around her?

I am currently reading a book set in the 1920s and I wouldn't mind reading more. It also doesn't hurt that Downton Abbey's new season is set in the '20s too (though in the UK). This looks like it could be an interesting historical fiction novel and it continues the trend in YA fiction of writing about the Roaring Twenties. I have to admit that I am not a big fan of the cover though.

12 comments:

  1. I just added this one to my TBR list yesterday. I love books sent in the 20s as well. I am definitely looking forward to this and Downton Abbey- can't wait!

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  2. Thanks for sharing. New Follower!
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    Michelle @ Mom With A Kindle

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  3. I'm not the biggest fan of the 1920s (my sister is though) but I am growing more interested in the period and I think this one looks cool. Downton Abbey is also spurring my interest :)

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  4. This sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Oh, this sounds amazing! Nice WoW pick!

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  6. Oooh, seems like a good one! Added on my GR tbr!
    Here's my Wednesday post..
    Have a great day!
    *New GFC follower. :)

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  7. Oooh this does sound really interesting. I am also not a huge fan of the cover, but the synopsis sounds amazing. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

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    Thanks for sharing!

    ~Danica Page
    Taking it One Page at a Time

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  8. Downton Abbey rocks! :) Great pick!


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  9. Yea, not in love with the cover either, but anything set in the 20s sounds fun to me! Diviners was great---hope you're enjoying it!

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  10. I love books set in 20's, so I'm definitely curious about this one. Nice pick!

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