Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Out of the Easy

This is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine.  "Waiting on Wednesday" spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
Pub. Date: February 13, 2013

Goodreads says, "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. With characters as captivating as those in her internationally bestselling novel Between Shades of Gray, Ruta Sepetys skillfully creates a rich story of secrets, lies, and the haunting reminder that decisions can shape our destiny."

*I love the premise of this book. Plus, 1950's in New Orleans sounds like it would make for an interesting time period for a young adult book. What do you guys think?


  1. This books sounds so interesting.
    As you said, a book set in the 1950's…well you can't go wrong with that!

    Love your blog.
    Happy Reading


  2. Ooooo yes Christina! I just discovered this one and now cannot wait for it. I didn't read Between Shades of Gray but I heard amazing things, and I've really been wanting to give this author a try!

  3. Sounds excellent.
    I love stories that take place in N.O.

  4. I am so excited for OUT OF THE EASY! The author's first book was fantastic, so I'm hopeful that this one will be just as incredible.

    Awesome WOW choice :)

  5. Great pick for this week! Thanks for spotlighting it! Please check out my WoW!

  6. this is on my to-read list! it sounds really good.

  7. Very interesting! I can't say I've ever read a book set in New Orleans, actually.


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