Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (38): DOWN WITH THE SHINE

WoW is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine!

Author: Kate Karyus Quinn
Release date: April 26, 2016

Summary: There's a reason they say "be careful what you wish for." Just ask the girl who wished to be thinner and ended up smaller than Thumbelina, or the boy who asked for "balls of steel" and got them--literally. And never wish for your party to go on forever. Not unless you want your guests to be struck down by debilitating pain if they try to leave. 

These are things Lennie only learns when it's too late--after she brings some of her uncles' moonshine to a party and toasts to dozens of wishes, including a big wish of her own: to bring back her best friend, Dylan, who was abducted and murdered six months ago. 

Lennie didn't mean to cause so much chaos. She always thought her uncles' moonshine toast was just a tradition. And when they talked about carrying on their "important family legacy," she thought they meant good old-fashion bootlegging. 

As it turns out, they meant granting wishes. And Lennie has just granted more in one night than her uncles would grant in a year. 

Now she has to find a way to undo the damage. But once granted, a wish can't be unmade...

Thoughts: I read Kate Karyus Quinn's Another Little Piece earlier this year, and absolutely loved it, so I'll be checking out anything she comes out with in the future. And this one sounds very intriguing. As the daughter of a Tennessee-native, the idea that a family uses moonshine to grant wishes is absolutely wonderful. I'm hopeful that this book will be just as strange, creepy, and oddly poetic as Another Little Piece

Tell me: what are YOU waiting on this Wednesday? Does my choice sound interesting to you? Let me know in the comments below!

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