Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Waiting on Wednesday #28 - Strings Attached by Judy Blundell.


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine that spotlights eagerly awaited upcoming releases.


Strings Attached by Julie Blundell
Publisher: Scholastic Press.
Release date: March 1st 2011.

From National Book Award winner Judy Blundell, the tale of a sixteen-year-old girl caught in a mix of love, mystery, Broadway glamour, and Mob retribution in 1950 New York.

When Kit Corrigan arrives in New York City, she doesn't have much. She's fled from her family in Providence, Rhode Island, and she's broken off her tempestuous relationship with a boy named Billy, who's enlisted in the army.

The city doesn't exactly welcome her with open arms. She gets a bit part as a chorus girl in a Broadway show, but she knows that's not going to last very long. She needs help--and then it comes, from an unexpected source.

Nate Benedict is Billy's father. He's also a lawyer involved in the mob. He makes Kit a deal--he'll give her an apartment and introduce her to a new crowd. All she has to do is keep him informed about Billy . . . and maybe do him a favor every now and then.

As she did in her National Book Award-winning What I Saw and How I Lied, Judy Blundell traps readers in a web of love, deceit, intrigue, and murder. The result? One stunner of a novel.


What I saw and How I Lied has been on my TBR forever, so hopefully I'll get around to reading it before this one is released. I love the sound of this one, and the cover too! Let me know what you think, and share your WoW picks in comments! :)

17 comments :

  1. Great pick! I almost picked this one as my WoW as well. 1950, Broadway and mobs....love it!

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  2. Oh my gosh I'm so excited for this! What I Saw.. was one of my favourite books of last year.

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  3. Sounds fabulous! Hope you enjoy it.

    Here's mine:

    http://curlupandread.wordpress.com/2010/12/08/waiting-on-wednesday-dec-8/

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  4. Sounds like a good one and I hadn't heard of it, great pick!

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  5. I'm looking forward to reading this one too. I just requested the audiobook of What I Saw and How I Lied from the library. I plan on listening to that one before I read this one :)

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  6. OH I haven't heard of this one before but it sounds great, I'm definitely adding this one to the list! Thanks for sharing Leanna!

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  7. It seems great, I'm definitely adding it to my list !! Thanks ;)

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  8. I hope when you get your book, it is everything you hope it to be. Check out what I am Waiting On Wednesday for.

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  9. i picked this one recently too, great pick!! i really liked what i saw and how i lied, so i'm looking forward to this too!

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  10. I didn't love How I Lied, but I like Blundell and am intrigued by this cover.
    My WOW

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  11. This sounds really good. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. The Storm Before Atlanta
    By Karen Schwabach
    Publication date: December 28, 2010

    At a time when most people have grown weary of the war between the states, two young children are desperate to find their way to the battlefields. Jeremy DeGroot wants nothing more than to join a troop as a drummer boy. For Dulcie, a runaway slave, freedom means she must head directly toward the fighting in the hopes that she'll become "contraband," that is, property of the Union troops. Both Jeremy and Dulcie find a place with the 107th New York Volunteer Regiment and even start to forge a friendship. But all that is threatened when they keep crossing paths with the mysterious Charlie, a young Confederate soldier, who may look like the enemy but feels more like a friend.

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  13. Nice pick. Love the cover too. I haven't heard of this book before, but I'm liking the sound of it. Never read anything from Julie Blundell, so maybe this is going to be the first one. Looking forward to the new year.

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  14. I am excited about this one too. Great pick!

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  15. I haven't seen this one yet but it sounds pretty interesting.

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  16. Great pick! This one sounds good! Judy Blundell seems like a good author, I read an omnibus book of hers, The Sight.

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