"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
BY KRISTIN CASHORE
A magic-tinged contemporary YA about grief and hope from the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of the Graceling Realm novels.
Wilhelmina Hart is part of the infamous class of 2020. Her high school years began with the election of Donald Trump and they ended with COVID. Now Wilhelmina, like so many of her peers, is in limbo, having deferred college because of the pandemic. Compounding the national trauma of 2016 to 2020, Wilhelmina has wrestled with the devastating loss of one of her three beloved aunts shortly after the 2016 election. This is a loss she felt so keenly that she’s spent the last years deep in her personal depression, only obscured by the seemingly endless waves of national trauma. Now on the cusp on the most consequential election in living memory, Wilhelmina may have found a door in her darkness and perhaps the courage to pass through it, if she can decipher the bizarre messages that keep appearing in her life.
Format: 384 pages, Hardcover
Expected Publication: June 11, 2024 by Dutton Books for Young Readers
Pre-Order: Blackwells and Amazon US and Amazon UK
Ohhh. I'm unsure about this book. It does not at all sound like something for me, haha. I do not do much of real world contemporary. But this is Kristin Cashore. So I will buy it, of course :) And read it one day. <3
What are you waiting for on this dark Wednesday?