Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating! Want to participate? Post your own WOW entry on your blog, and leave your link at Breaking the Spine. My pick is:



May 2012 - Houghton Mifflin

Storied Mariana Academy was founded with a serious honor code, its reputation unsullied for decades. Now Prisom’s Party threatens its placid halls.

A budding journalist whose only confidant is the chain-smoking specter of Edward R. Murrow, Iris Dupont knows that she can break into the ranks of The Devil’s Advocate, the Party’s underground newspaper, and there uncover the real source of its blackmail schemes and vilifying rumors. Some involve her favorite teacher, Mr. Kaplan. Others point to an albino student who left school abruptly, never to return. And everything connects to a rare book called Marvelous Species. But the truth is not without its own dangers, leaving Iris torn between her allegiances, her reporter’s instinct, and her own troubled past.

The Year of the Gadfly is an exhilarating journey of double-crosses, long-buried secrets, and all the charge of adolescence, following in the footsteps of classic school novels like Prep and The Secret History, and reminding us how these years haunt our lives forever.


19 comments:

  1. Sounds like a real good one!

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  2. This looks like a good story with some quirky characters (which I love).

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  3. I always enjoy books about schools, codes of honor, and discovering the secrets involved. Thanks for pointing this one out!

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  4. Sounds like a good read! Books about schools and their inner workings can be so fascinating & fun :-)

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  5. Very tempting! Thanks for sharing this "exhilarating journey of double-crosses", etc. Sounds like an unputdownable book.

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  6. Great waiting on pick! It sounds amazing, so it's now definitely being added to my TBR list - thank you for sharing! :)

    Here's mine:

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  7. I will be reviewing this one soon, and really am looking forward to it. It seems like it will be such a great book. I hope that you get the chance to read it as well!

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  8. This sounds a little like The Secret History. Very interesting -- I can't wait to hear what you think of it!

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  9. I hadn't heard of this one but it does sound good. Here's mine: http://heyiwanttoreadthat.com/

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  10. Sounds great! Have you read Diana Peterfreund's Ivy League novels? They sound like they might appeal, if you're looking forward to this!

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  11. Stories about private schools and boarding schools call to me because I didn't have that experience.

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  12. You always come up with such good ones!

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  13. This sounds so good, Diane! Judging by how fast January went, May will be here before you know it!!

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  14. Sounds very interesting....this is a new author for me!

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  15. I thought this one sounded good too.

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  16. I love books about schools or academies. This one sounds pretty good.

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