Waiting on Wednesday: VIOLET GRENADE by Victoria Scott & THIS IS OUR STORY by Ashley Elston

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.



Nancy's WoW

05/02/17
VIOLET GRENADE 
by Victoria Scott
Publisher: Entangled Teen 
Pages: 300
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Fans of Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma and Confess by Colleen Hoover will love this new, eerie novel from YA author Victoria Scott.
Her name is Domino Ray. 

But the voice inside her head has a different name. 

Seventeen-year-old Domino Ray lives on the streets, but don’t worry, she’s got protective armor. The colorful wigs, the piercings, the eclectic clothing—it shows the world she’s abnormal, and the world looks away. But when Madam Karina discovers the girl in an alleyway, she offers her a position inside her home for entertainers in secluded West Texas. Left with few alternatives, and an agenda of her own, Domino accepts. 

The girls at Madam Karina’s ramshackle farmhouse are sorted by a flower-coded class structure, and it isn’t long before Domino is fighting her way up the ranks to gain the madam’s approval. But after suffering weeks of bullying, and unearthing the madam’s secrets, Domino decides to leave. It’ll be harder than she thinks, though, because the madam doesn’t like to lose inventory. But then, Madam Karina doesn’t know about the person living inside Domino’s mind. 

Madam Karina doesn’t know about Wilson.
                   



Christy's WoW

MYSTERY/THRILLER...Yes, I am so there. I feel like this book is going to be a sleeper hit. It's already preordered!
11/15/16
This is Our Story
by Ashley Elston
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion



No one knows what happened that morning at River Point. Five boys went hunting. Four came back. The boys won’t say who fired the shot that killed their friend; the evidence shows it could have been any one of them.

Kate Marino’s senior year internship at the District Attorney’s Office isn’t exactly glamorous—more like an excuse to leave school early that looks good on college applications. Then the DA hands her boss, Mr. Stone, the biggest case her small town of Belle Terre has ever seen. The River Point Boys are all anyone can talk about. Despite their damning toxicology reports the morning of the accident, the DA wants the boys’ case swept under the rug. He owes his political office to their powerful families.

Kate won’t let that happen. Digging up secrets without revealing her own is a dangerous line to walk; Kate has her own reasons for seeking justice for Grant. As she and Stone investigate—the ageing prosecutor relying on Kate to see and hear what he cannot—she realizes that nothing about the case—or the boys—is what it seems. Grant wasn’t who she thought he was, and neither is Stone’s prime suspect. As Kate gets dangerously close to the truth, it becomes clear that the early morning accident might not have been an accident at all—and if Kate doesn’t uncover the true killer, more than one life could be on the line…including her own.

2 comments:

  1. Oooh nice! I hadn't seen the cover to Violet Grenade until now but I must say I love it!! Cannot wait for that one! Love Victoria's books! Seeing a lot of the other book around too! Hope you both love your pick once you read it!

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  2. Violet Grenade looks so good! I hadn't heard about it until just now!

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