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Waiting on Wednesday (5): Girl in the Blue Coat

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Hello lovelies!

I’m so sorry I’ve been MIA this month 🙁 Grad school this past month has been super crazy with assignments and then I started a new part-time job at a local children’s bookshop which I’m super excited to be a part of. I’m learning so much about different children’s materials, what children and adults alike enjoy and of course what’s coming out in the next few months! It’s really such a joy to work there and I know that I cannot wait to be a librarian in the future 🙂

With that said, I have a ton of posts planned out to get back into blogging! I promise to work harder on keeping updated around my new busy schedule. This summer shouldn’t be as bad and I’m hoping to have a lot more time to dedicate to the blog. I’ve been staying up to date pretty much on my Instagram account which you can check out here. Also, I’ve started a YouTube account to supplement the blog and share a few other things which you can check out here.

Okay, As per Wednesday, read on to see what I can’t wait to get my hands on!

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, where you can highlight upcoming releases that you are eagerly anticipating!

What I’m waiting on:

Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse


Synopsis (via GoodReads): An unforgettable story of bravery, grief, and love in impossible times

The missing girl is Jewish. I need you to find her before the Nazis do.

Amsterdam, 1943. Hanneke spends her days procuring and delivering sought-after black market goods to paying customers, her nights hiding the true nature of her work from her concerned parents, and every waking moment mourning her boyfriend, who was killed on the Dutch front lines when the Germans invaded. She likes to think of her illegal work as a small act of rebellion.

On a routine delivery, a client asks Hanneke for help. Expecting to hear that Mrs. Janssen wants meat or kerosene, Hanneke is shocked by the older woman’s frantic plea to find a person–a Jewish teenager Mrs. Janssen had been hiding, who has vanished without a trace from a secret room. Hanneke initially wants nothing to do with such dangerous work, but is ultimately drawn into a web of mysteries and stunning revelations that lead her into the heart of the resistance, open her eyes to the horrors of the Nazi war machine, and compel her to take desperate action.

Meticulously researched, intricately plotted, and beautifully written, Girl in the Blue Coat is an extraordinary, gripping novel from a bright new voice in historical fiction.

need to know

Release Date: April 5, 2016
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
$17.99 (hardcover)
Place to buy:
Amazon, B&N, Book DepositoryGoodReads, IndieBound

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  • When I began reading a whole lot when I was younger my genre of choice was historical fiction. Now a days I don’t really reach towards the genre unless there’s some paranormal or romance element with it. So I want to read outside my comfort zone and pick this one up!
  • The blurb sounds sooo interesting! I think it will be great to read from a new perspective and about a time period I haven’t read much about outside of the book  Number the Stars. 
  • Additionally, it seems like this book has some suspense and mystery thrown in and I’m all about that right now haha.

What are you waiting on this week? Do you have Girl in the Blue Coat added to your TBR? Let me know in the comments below! I’d love to hear from you!

Happy Reading!

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