Tuesday, March 19, 2013

[Waiting On Wednesday #6: Burning]

Waiting On Wednesday happens every week on Wednesdays (hence the name) and is hosted by Breaking The Spine.  It's were people talk about the books they want to read about that aren't out yet.

My pick this week is...

Author: Elana K. Arnold
Release Date: June 11th, 2013


Ben: Having just graduated from high school, Ben is set to leave Gypsum, Nevada. It's good timing since the gypsum mine that is the lifeblood of the area is closing, shutting the whole town down with it. Ben is lucky: he's headed to San Diego, where he's got a track scholarship at the University of California. But his best friends, Pete and Hog Boy, don't have college to look forward to, so to make them happy, Ben goes with them to check out the hot chick parked on the side of Highway 447. 

Lala: She and her Gypsy family earn money by telling fortunes. Some customers choose Tarot cards; others have their palms read. The thousands of people attending the nearby Burning Man festival spend lots of cash--especially as Lala gives uncanny readings. But lately Lala's been questioning whether there might be more to life than her upcoming arranged marriage. And the day she reads Ben's cards is the day that everything changes for her. . . and for him.

Everything about this book sounds cool!  And not many YA titles handle gypsies, much less modern gypsies!  And The Burning Man Fest.  I mean there are bound to be crazy and amazing things happening in this novel!

What are you waiting on this week?  I wanna know!


Lindy Gomez said...

This book sounds intriguing and I like the book cover! I I wonder what Lala sees in Ben's future! Thanks for stopping by my WOW!

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Chyna said...

It looks hot!

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Krista said...

I think this book sounds great! I love books that incorporate gypsies and tarot/arcana. Added it to my TBR pile!
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Anonymous said...

You're right not many YA books handle gypsies so this is an interesting pick :)

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Mel@Thedailyprophecy said...

I agree, the gypsies aspect sounds fascinating :D


Jenea Whittington said...

Gypsies aren't something I find to often, and I love the sounds of this one. Nice pick.

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Shelley Romano said...

Definitely an interesting choice. These meme's always have a destructive path to my ever growing mountain of TBR books!

Christina / Book Addict said...

I am really looking forward to reading this one as well. It's on my spring TBR list. Great pick!

Erika said...

Hmm...sounds like a great book to read in the summer. Love the gypsy/burning man aspect too. Great pick!

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Martina Koleva said...

I already have the book on my to-read list and I can't wait to get my hands on it. I really like the sound of it. Great pick!
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Ashley said...

I had never heard of this book until now. It definitely is intriguing. I will have to add it to my TBR pile. I have to admit I have yet to read anything about gypsies. They remind me of Italy, I had an interesting run in with on.

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Hafsah - IceyBooks said...

Gypsies?! Count me in! I love the cover too, so bright and at the same time mysterious. Great pick, Christina!

Tammy Sparks said...

I agree, this book sounds awesome. I love that one of the characters is a gypsy, very original! Great choice!

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Shane said...

I love the cover and description. good pick!


Kathleen said...

I like the original twist to this story! New follower.


The Reading Vixens said...

This looks fabulous. WHAT a goregous cover!
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Amy said...

This one does sound good. Great pick!!

Jenni @ Alluring Reads said...

Oooh good pick! I love the inclusion of gypsies and the festival. I always see this cover but hadn't actually read the blurb until now, I'll have to add this to the ever growing TBR.

Dani Chapman said...

I have got to check out this book! Thanks for making it your pick this week! Happy Reading! Here is my WoW for this week!

Caro [The Book Rogue] said...

Oh yes, this sounds very good. Fortune tellin! And escaping a boring life -- I want. Thanks for sharing! My WoW

Sandra @ Waiting For Wentworth said...

Great pick! I have this on my tbr. I can't wait to read it. Thanks for stopping by!

Beneath the Moon and Stars said...

Wow! Never read a book with this topic! Might have to add to my TBR! Sounds like a nice change :). Thanks for sharing.


Jessica R said...

What interests me about this one is that it seems so different. I don't think I've ever read about gypsies before!

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