Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (3)


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. This lets us talk about new books that are coming out that we are anxiously waiting for.

My pick this week is...

The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind
by Meg Medina

Release Date: March 13th, 2012 


What the book is about

Sixteen-year-old Sonia Ocampo was born on the night of the worst storm Tres Montes had ever seen. And when the winds mercifully stopped, an unshakable belief in the girl's protective powers began. All her life, Sonia has been asked to pray for sick mothers or missing sons, as worried parents and friends press silver milagros in her hands. Sonia knows she has no special powers, but how can she disappoint those who look to her for solace? Still, her conscience is heavy, so when she gets a chance to travel to the city and work in the home of a wealthy woman, she seizes it. At first, Sonia feels freedom in being treated like all the other girls. But when news arrives that her beloved brother has disappeared while looking for work, she learns to her sorrow that she can never truly leave the past or her family behind. With deeply realized characters, a keen sense of place, a hint of magical realism, and a flush of young romance, Meg Medina tells the tale of a strongwilled, warmhearted girl who dares to face life's harsh truths as she finds her real power.

What are you waiting on today?


9 comments:

Brenna said...

Lovely, I've never even heard of this book yet! I always like discovering new books to keep an eye on, which WoW is PERFECT for! :)

My WoW at Esther's Ever After

Christa @ Hooked on Books said...

This sounds really good! I hadn't heard of yet!
And I love the cover..so colourful and pretty

chelleyreads said...

i haven't heard of this book but it sounds awesome. i love the cover too.

My WoW.

-michelle

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Agreed. This does look good.

Traci @ The Reading Geek said...

Thanks for stopping by. Great pick, I haven't heard of this yet but it sounds interesting.

Nikki said...

This cover is gorgeous! And the book sounds very intriguing. Great pick.

Check out my WoW!

Anna said...

I haven't heard of this one, it looks pretty interesting though! Great pick!

Anna @ Literary Exploration

Giselle said...

This sounds really original! I've never heard of it before.

Giselle
Xpresso Reads

Evie said...

OMG, what a fantastic pick, hun! I love it.. the cover is so gorgeous and synopsis -blew me away! Sounds like something totally different! I am so looking forward to this book! :)

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