Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys

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

This week’s can’t wait to read selection is
Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys.
Publication Date: February 13th 2013

Out of the Easy - Philomel Book

It’s 1950, and as the French Quarter of New Orleans simmers with secrets, seventeen-year-old Josie Moraine is silently stirring a pot of her own. Known among locals as the daughter of a brothel prostitute, Josie wants more out of life than the Big Easy has to offer. She devises a plan get out, but a mysterious death in the Quarter leaves Josie tangled in an investigation that will challenge her allegiance to her mother, her conscience, and Willie Woodley, the brusque madam on Conti Street.

Josie is caught between the dream of an elite college and a clandestine underworld. New Orleans lures her in her quest for truth, dangling temptation at every turn, and escalating to the ultimate test.
Synopsis from goodreads.com.

After reading a lot of supernatural / fantasy lately, I need something more realistic in my line of sight and Out of the Easy gives me just that and more. It's historical fiction featuring a young heroine, topped off with some murder mystery (god knows, I like that a lot ;) ) and a strong character who seems determined to make her own descisions, despite what others want for her.

Which titles are you waiting for? Let us hear in the comments!

5 comments:

Grace Fonseca said...

Been seeing this one everywhere today. The blurb definitely sounds intriguing.

Grace

Sandy said...

Oh I've seen this before! It sounds really good. The setting and the story line sounds fantastic. Nice choice. :)

lsmurphy.com said...

I've seen this one around before and it sounds amazing. Great pick!

Aseel Naji said...

Haven't seen this before, but it sounds good.
I hope you like it when it comes out!
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Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Love that cover...interesting teaser, too.

Mine today is a similar title, but quite different, too.

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