"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:
Beatrice and Benedick by Marina Fiorato
Release date: December 8, 2015
Hidden in the language of Shakespeare's best-loved comedy Much Ado About Nothing are several clues to an intriguing tale. It seems that the witty lovers Beatrice and Benedick had a previous love affair that ended bitterly. But how did they meet? Why did they part? And what brought them together again?
When nineteen-year-old Beatrice is brought to live at her uncle's court in Sicily to be a companion to his daughter, she first meets Benedick, a young soldier who is there with a Spanish lord on a month-long sojourn. As they begin to wage their war of wit, their words mask their deep love for one another. But the pair are cruelly parted by misunderstanding and slander. Heartbroken, Benedick sails to England on the ill-fated Spanish Armada. Beatrice returns to her home in the North and an unwanted betrothal. While Benedick must fight for his life on board ship, Beatrice fights for her freedom from an arranged marriage.
From the point of view of Beatrice and Benedick we hear the lovers tell their own story, taking us from the sunlit southern courts of Sicily, to the crippled Armada on the frozen northern seas, to the gorgeous Renaissance cities of the north.
From Marina Fiorato, author of the acclaimed historical novel The Glassblower of Murano, comes a beautifully imagined Beatrice and Benedick.
I love Much Ado About Nothing. It's my favorite Shakespeare play and Beatrice and Benedick are my favorite Shakespearean characters so I have high hopes for this one!
Captive by A.J. Grainger
Release date: November 3, 2015
When a teen is held hostage, her efforts to escape uncover a conspiracy that forces her to question everything in this psychological thriller with a twist of forbidden romance.
They told her not to worry— because the man who shot her father was in custody. They told her that she was safe— because security had been increased.
All it took was one opportunity, one breach, and then she was theirs. Kidnapped, confined, alone.
They told her she could go home when their demands were met. That it wouldn’t take long, because she was the prime minister’s daughter.
But it has been days, and still no help has come. She wonders when they will tire of this game and kill her.
She cannot wait around for that to happen; she will escape. She has to.
I think this sounds like a promising YA suspense novel.