Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Waiting On Wednesday [@ebain @hmhkids]

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine

My pick for this week:

THE DISAPPEARANCES by Emily Bain Murphy

What if the ordinary things in life suddenly…disappeared?

Aila Quinn’s mother, Juliet, has always been a mystery: vibrant yet guarded, she keeps her secrets beyond Aila’s reach. When Juliet dies, Aila and her younger brother Miles are sent to live in Sterling, a rural town far from home--and the place where Juliet grew up.

Sterling is a place with mysteries of its own. A place where the experiences that weave life together--scents of flowers and food, reflections from mirrors and lakes, even the ability to dream--vanish every seven years.

No one knows what caused these “Disappearances,” or what will slip away next. But Sterling always suspected that Juliet Quinn was somehow responsible--and Aila must bear the brunt of their blame while she follows the chain of literary clues her mother left behind.

As the next Disappearance nears, Aila begins to unravel the dual mystery of why the Disappearances happen and who her mother truly was. One thing is clear: Sterling isn’t going to hold on to anyone's secrets for long before it starts giving them up.


published July 04, 2017 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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Why?

First I loved the cover. (So much.) Then I loved the first line and the next paragraph . . . and then it got even better because the question, "What if the ordinary things in life suddenly…disappeared?" is meant so much more literally than I was anticipating! I thought it was about her mother dying and having to move to an unknown town, leaving her old life behind . . .

But things actually disappear for a whole town. Every seven years.

I love the whole concept of the Disappearances, of Aila having to try to figure things out - that there are literary clues is just that much more fun - and really cannot wait to read this one!

(Also, lots of points to whomever wrote that book description.)



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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