Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Waiting On Wednesday: 1.28.09

It's time for the last Waiting on Wednesday post of January! As such, I'm starting to get into some releases for next month.

Alis by Naomi Rich

From Amazon.com: "At fourteen, Alis has never been outside her strict religious community. But when her parents arrange for her to marry a forty-year-old man, she flees desperately to the dangerous, unfamiliar city. She learns quickly that the only way to survive there is to become a thief—or worse. Facing an impossible choice between a forced marriage or life on the streets, Alis seizes control of her own fate. But the path she chooses sets off a disastrous chain of events that leave her accused of murder. Steadfastly loyal, Alis must decide: will she betray a loved one or sacrifice herself?"

So I still have The Patron Saint of Butterflies on my to-read list (come to think of it, what's not on my to-read list), and this topic fascinates me. Can't wait to read it!

Alis will be released on February 19th and is available for pre-order from Amazon.com:

1 comment:

the epic rat said...

This sounds really dark (Fourteen marrying forty? Yikes!) , and the cover reflects that! Yet I find the girl on the cover compelling and appreciate the simplicity of the title's font.

cecilia