"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
Out of the Easy
By Ruta Sepetys
Coming February 12, 2013
It’s 1950 and the French Quarter of New Orleans simmers with secrets. Seventeen-year-old Josie Moraine, known among locals as the daughter of a brothel prostitute,wants more out of life than the Big Easy has to offer. She devises a plan to get out, but a mysterious death in the Quarter leaves Josie tangled in a police investigation that will challenge her allegiance to her mother, her conscience, and Willie Woodley, the brusque madam on Conti Street.Should she avoid Jesse, the mysterious motorcycle boy? Can she trust Patrick, her best friend at the bookstore? Josie is caught between the dream of an elite college and a clandestine underworld.
~Barnes and Noble Description~
I have yet to make it to New Orleans. I know. I can not believe it either. But until that trip is planned, I'll live vicariously through the books on my bookshelf. "...simmers with secrets" is just begging to be read. Plus the cover is beautiful, despite the lack of frilly dress and dashing boy that looks nothing like the character is described. Definitely adding Out of the Easy to my must read list.