Feb 17, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (161)

is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine that 
showcases upcoming releases people are very much anticipating.

This week I'm waiting on a book that I heard about what feels like forever ago. But the publishing process is long and this and that happened and this book's pub date kept getting pushed back. BUT NEVER FEAR. Finally, it is almost here. And there's a reason I've been waiting for this: it sounds so good.

TitleWandering Wild
Author: Jessica Taylor
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Publishing Date: May 3, 2016
Pages: 304
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Raised by Wanderers, sixteen-year-old Tal travels the roads of the southern wild in her Chevy by day and camps in her tent trailer at night. Hustling, conning, and grifting her way into just enough cash to save her fifteen-year-old brother, Wen, from bare-knuckle fighting was once enough to keep her dreams of traveling the whole world at bay. Everything changes when the Wanderers set up camp in a little town called Cedar Falls.

There, Spencer Sway, a boy Tal tried to hustle at a game of billiards, keeps popping up into her life—and worst of all—into her scams. Buttoned-up, starched-and-ironed Spencer talks of places where Tal’s truck can’t take her. His promises of traveling across oceans are almost enough to shatter her love of the Wanderer life.

When a boy shows up at camp, ready to make good on a nearly-forgotten arranged marriage to Tal, Tal and Wen make a pact: No matter the cost, they will use their limitless skills of grift to earn the bride price and buy back her future—even if Spencer Sway gets used along the way.

Are you waiting on a book that you first heard about forever ago?


  1. This sounds pretty good - different - I also like the cover - here's my WoW meme

  2. First of all - wonderful cover!!
    Second - it sounds pretty interesting.
    Third - my first time hearing about it, so thanks for spotting it.

    Here's my WoW if you'd like to check it out: http://wp.me/p76RED-4B

  3. That's unusual, here is mine: http://welcome-to-zeds-thoughts.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/waiting-on-wednesday-lady-midnight.html

  4. YESSS. I know Jess, and I was super bummed when her original publisher went out of business. So glad she found a home @ Sky Pony.

    Waiting on Wednesday

  5. That sounds different. Good pick, I hope you enjoy.

    Leeanna.me: WoW.


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