Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (178)

"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:

Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee
Release date: May 24, 2016

From the author of the critically acclaimed Under a Painted Sky, an unforgettable story of determination set against a backdrop of devastating tragedy. Perfect for fans of Code Name Verity.
San Francisco, 1906: Fifteen-year-old Mercy Wong is determined to break from the poverty in Chinatown, and an education at St. Clare’s School for Girls is her best hope. Although St. Clare’s is off-limits to all but the wealthiest white girls, Mercy gains admittance through a mix of cunning and a little bribery, only to discover that getting in was the easiest part. Not to be undone by a bunch of spoiled heiresses, Mercy stands strong—until disaster strikes.

On April 18, an historic earthquake rocks San Francisco, destroying Mercy’s home and school. With martial law in effect, she is forced to wait with her classmates for their families in a temporary park encampment. Mercy can't sit by while they wait for the Army to bring help. Fires might rage, and the city may be in shambles, yet Mercy still has the 'bossy' cheeks that mark her as someone who gets things done. But what can one teenaged girl do to heal so many suffering in her broken city?

Breakout author Stacey Lee masterfully crafts another remarkable novel set against a unique historical backdrop. Strong-willed Mercy Wong leads a cast of diverse characters in this extraordinary tale of survival.

I think this sounds pretty good. I love historical fiction and Mercy sounds like an interesting character.

Wanderlost by Jen Malone
Release date: May 31, 2016

Not all those who wander are lost, but Aubree Sadler most definitely is on this novel’s whirlwind trip through Europe. A romantic and charming YA debut perfect for fans of Stephanie Perkins and Jenny Han.

Aubree can’t think of a better place to be than in perfectly boring Ohio, and she’s ready for a relaxing summer. But when her older sister, Elizabeth, gets into real trouble, Aubree is talked into taking over Elizabeth’s summer job, leading a group of senior citizens on a bus tour through Europe.

Aubree doesn’t even make it to the first stop in Amsterdam before their perfect plan unravels, leaving her with no phone, no carefully prepared binder full of helpful facts, and an unexpected guest: the tour company owner’s son, Sam. Considering she’s pretending to be Elizabeth, she absolutely shouldn’t fall for him, but she can’t help it, especially with the most romantic European cities as the backdrop for their love story.

But her relationship with Sam is threatening to ruin her relationship with her sister, and she feels like she’s letting both of them down. Aubree knows this trip may show her who she really is—she just hopes she likes where she ends up.

I think this sounds like such a fun book for summer reading. I would love to leave perfectly boring Ohio this summer and travel to Europe! Since that isn't a possibility I will enjoy reading this one and armchair traveling instead :)


  1. Outrun the Moon looks so amazing!
    Thanks for spotting it!
    Wanderlost also looks appealing...

  2. Great picks! I loved that we both featured Wanderlost - great minds think a like! I will have to check out your other selection since I love historical fiction.

  3. Wanderlust looks really good. I love a nice romantic contemporary :) I hope you enjoy them both!

    Christina @ Books & Prejudice

  4. these have both been on my tbr for awhile, very different, but they both look awesome! can't wait to see what they're all about :) hope you enjoy!
    here's my WoW!

  5. You had me at those settings! San Francisco and Amsterdam? Awesome. Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “IT ENDS WITH US”

  6. Looking forward to both of these. I love the cover for Outrun the Moon. It's beautiful!

  7. Outrun the Moon does sound good, I'd be curious to read more about that time.

  8. Great picks, both books have caught my eyes before!
    I love the settings!

  9. Both of these sound incredibly, but I'm most excited for Outrun the Moon! I've heard such good things about this author and I love the historical setting.


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