Want Books? is a weekly meme hosted here at Chachic’s Book Nook and features released books that you want but you can’t have for some reason. It can be because it’s not available in your country, in your library or you don’t have the money for it right now. Everyone is free to join, just grab the image above. Leave a comment with a link to your post so I can do a roundup with each post.
Three fellow YAckers recently reviewed Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys: Holly, Heidi and Melissa. It looks like this is a book that I should read sooner rather than later. I’ve seen rave reviews for Ruta Sepetys’ Between Shades of Gray but I’ve put it off for now because I feel like I have to prepare myself before I could read novels set during times of war. Out of the Easy looks like it’s also an emotionally heavy historical fiction but I feel like it would be easier to get into than Between Shades of Gray. I was thinking it would be a good idea to get introduced to Ruta Sepetys through this book. It was just released on the 12th so it’s not yet available in bookstores or the library over here.
Here’s the summary from Goodreads:
It’s 1950, and as the French Quarter of New Orleans simmers with secrets, seventeen-year-old Josie Moraine is silently stirring a pot of her own. Known among locals as the daughter of a brothel prostitute, Josie wants more out of life than the Big Easy has to offer. She devises a plan get out, but a mysterious death in the Quarter leaves Josie tangled in an investigation that will challenge her allegiance to her mother, her conscience, and Willie Woodley, the brusque madam on Conti Street.
Josie is caught between the dream of an elite college and a clandestine underworld. New Orleans lures her in her quest for truth, dangling temptation at every turn, and escalating to the ultimate test.
What about you, what book is at the top of your wishlist?