Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday [@katekaryusquinn @harperteen @epicreads]

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine

My pick for this week:

DOWN WITH THE SHINE by Kate Karyus Quinn

There's a reason they say "be careful what you wish for." Just ask the girl who wished to be thinner and ended up smaller than Thumbelina, or the boy who asked for "balls of steel" and got them-literally. And never wish for your party to go on forever. Not unless you want your guests to be struck down by debilitating pain if they try to leave.

These are things Lennie only learns when it's too late-after she brings some of her uncles' moonshine to a party and toasts to dozens of wishes, including a big wish of her own: to bring back her best friend, Dylan, who was abducted and murdered six months ago.

Lennie didn't mean to cause so much chaos. She always thought her uncles' moonshine toast was just a tradition. And when they talked about carrying on their "important family legacy," she thought they meant good old-fashioned bootlegging.

As it turns out, they meant granting wishes. And Lennie has just granted more in one night than her uncles would grant in a year.

Now she has to find a way to undo the damage. But once granted, a wish can't be unmade...

published April 26th by Harper Teen

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Remember that Geico commercial that thought people didn't know genies were literal? 

Yeah, that one. I always wondered who didn't know that. (Isn't it a feature of just about every wish granting story that the granter doesn't do nuanced interpretations?) It does make for some great storytelling, though. The misinterpretations, what someone meant versus what they received and what happen afterward. In Down with the Shine it seems to be quite a bit more than one wish . . .

I also really love that that elements of this sound like fae, there's the wish granting that is usually jinn
or genies but then there is (at least seemingly) normal teenage girl Lennie, her uncles, their moonshine and her murdered best friend, Dylan. I am really excited by the potential all of those pieces hold - and to see how they all come together.

Also, it's a pretty gorgeous cover, don't you think?

That's my pick for this week, what's yours? Tell me in the comments and/or link me to your own post!

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