Waiting on Wednesday: A FACE LIKE GLASS by Frances Hardinge & GIRLS IN THE MOON by Janet McNally

Jill at Breaking the Spine started Waiting on Wednesday (WoW) as a way for bloggers and book lovers to share the books they're anticipating to read the most. Come back each Wednesday for posts about "the" books that we cannot wait to get our hands on.

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A Face Like Glass   
by Frances Hardinge
Publisher: Amulet Books
Pages: 496

Never before published in the US, this novel from Costa Book of the Year award winner Frances Hardinge offers an underground city with a sinister past, a collection of wealthy families vying for power, and an out-of-place girl yearning to escape into the sunlight

In the underground city of Caverna, the world’s most skilled craftsmen toil in the darkness to create delicacies beyond compare—wines that remove memories, cheeses that make you hallucinate, and perfumes that convince you to trust the wearer, even as they slit your throat. On the surface, the people of Caverna seem ordinary, except for one thing: their faces are as blank as untouched snow. Expressions must be learned, and only the famous Facesmiths can teach a person to express (or fake) joy, despair, or fear—at a steep price. Into this dark and distrustful world comes Neverfell, a girl with no memory of her past and a face so terrifying to those around her that she must wear a mask at all times. Neverfell's expressions are as varied and dynamic as those of the most skilled Facesmiths, except hers are entirely genuine. And that makes her very dangerous indeed . . .                    

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If you haven't seen this book yet, I recommend adding it to your TBR stat! I can't wait to read it!

by Janet McNally
Publisher: HarperTeen
352 Pages

An exquisitely told, authentic YA debut about family secrets, the shadow of fame, and finding your own way.

Everyone in Phoebe Ferris’s life tells a different version of the truth. Her mother, Meg, ex–rock star and professional question evader, shares only the end of the story—the post-fame calm that Phoebe’s always known. Her sister, Luna, indie-rock darling of Brooklyn, preaches a stormy truth of her own making, selectively ignoring the facts she doesn’t like. And her father, Kieran, the cofounder of Meg’s beloved band, hasn’t said anything at all since he stopped calling three years ago.

But Phoebe, a budding poet in search of an identity to call her own, is tired of half-truths and vague explanations. When she visits Luna in New York, she’s determined to find out how she fits in to this family of storytellers, and to maybe even continue her own tale—the one with the musician boy she’s been secretly writing for months. Told in alternating chapters, Phoebe’s first adventure flows as the story of Meg and Kieran’s romance ebbs, leaving behind only a time-worn, precious pearl of truth about her family’s past—and leaving Phoebe to take a leap into her own unknown future. 


  1. OOoh this one does sound good, and I love books that have masks on the cover. Can't wait to read this one myself.

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  2. Oooh interesting! Totally new to me but definitely one that sounds intriguing! And really eerie cover! I like it!!

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  3. Woah, what a cover! And a title to match! This reminds me of the cover of RoseBlood by A.G. Howard. I hope you enjoy this book when you get a chance to read it!

    Have a fabulous week. :)

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