Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pick is:
The Careful Undressing of Love by Corey Ann Haydu
To be published on January 31, 2017 by Dutton Books for Young Readers
A smart, sexy, and surprising story of love and death set in an eccentric Brooklyn neighborhood where history since 2001 has unfolded differently than we remember.
Everyone who really knows Brooklyn knows Devonairre Street girls are different. They’re the ones you shouldn’t fall in love with. The ones with the curse. The ones who can get you killed.
Lorna Ryder is a Devonairre Street girl, and for years, paying lip service to the curse has been the small price of living in a neighborhood full of memories of her father, one of the thousands killed five years earlier in the 2001 Times Square Bombing. Then her best friend’s boyfriend is killed, and suddenly a city paralyzed by dread of another terrorist attack is obsessed with Devonairre Street and the price of falling in love.
Set in an America where recent history has followed a different path, The Careful Undressing of Love is a love story that will leave readers breathless and unsettled.
Why I'm waiting:
- Ever since I read Making Pretty I've been meaning to read more of Haydu's work, her writing is amazing and the story of that book still lingers with me, it's very different from what I usually find on the contemporary YA shelf and I love that, can't wait for more from her!
Are you waiting this book too? Have you read it yet? Let me know!