Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday

 A weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that people are eagerly anticipating.

My choice for Waiting on Wednesday this week is:

Pretending to Be Erica by Michelle Painchaud

Publication: July 21st 2015 by Viking Juvenile

We Were Liars meets Heist Society in a riveting debut!

Seventeen-year-old Violet’s entire life has revolved around one thing: becoming Erica Silverman, an heiress kidnapped at age five and never seen again. Violet’s father, the best con man in Las Vegas, has a plan, chilling in its very specific precision. Violet shares a blood type with Erica; soon, thanks to surgery and blackmail, she has the same face, body, and DNA. She knows every detail of the Silvermans’ lives, as well as the PTSD she will have to fake around them. And then, when the time is right, she “reappears”—Erica Silverman, brought home by some kind of miracle.

But she is also Violet, and she has a job: Stay long enough to steal the Silverman Painting, an Old Master legendary in the Vegas crime world. Walking a razor’s edge, calculating every decision, not sure sometimes who she is or what she is doing it for, Violet is an unforgettable heroine, and Pretending to be Erica is a killer debut.

The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes

Publication: June 9th 2015 by Dial/Penguin

When seventeen-year-old Minnow stumbles out of the woods one winter morning, she is haunted and handless and covered in someone else’s blood. She has just escaped the strict religious commune run by a cruel man named the Prophet. In exchange for freedom, she leaves behind her family, her home, and Jude--an outsider boy who changed everything. 

But the real world isn't the sanctuary Minnow imagined. Soon, she gets arrested and placed in juvenile detention. Now, Minnow is being questioned by an FBI psychiatrist about the night she escaped, the same night the Prophet was burned to death in his own home—a murder Minnow may be responsible for.

A modern retelling of the Grimm fairy tale, "The Handless Maiden," in which the Devil orders a girl's hands cut off,
 Minnow is the story of a girl growing out of the wreckage of corrupted faith.


  1. I really want to read both of these books, but especially The Secret Lies of Minnow Bly. Great picks, and I hope you'll enjoy them. :)
    Here's my WoW

  2. Pretending to be Erica had me at We Were Liars really. ;)

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  3. Wow, this sounds really good! I hope you enjoy it!


  4. Pretending to be Erica sounds really good! great picks :)
    here's our WOW

    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

  5. Oh these are interesting! Thanks for sharing :)