Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Today my pick is Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina, out March 8, 2016 from Candlewick Press. burn-baby-burn

From Goodreads:

While violence runs rampant throughout New York, a teenage girl faces danger within her own home in Meg Medina’s riveting coming-of-age novel.

Nora Lopez is seventeen during the infamous New York summer of 1977, when the city is besieged by arson, a massive blackout, and a serial killer named Son of Sam who shoots young women on the streets. Nora’s family life isn’t going so well either: her bullying brother, Hector, is growing more threatening by the day, her mother is helpless and falling behind on the rent, and her father calls only on holidays. All Nora wants is to turn eighteen and be on her own. And while there is a cute new guy who started working with her at the deli, is dating even worth the risk when the killer likes picking off couples who stay out too late? Award-winning author Meg Medina transports us to a time when New York seemed balanced on a knife-edge, with tempers and temperatures running high, to share the story of a young woman who discovers that the greatest dangers are often closer than we like to admit — and the hardest to accept.

This just sounds so tense and fascinating. I’m really looking forward to this one!

What are you waiting on this week?

10 Responses to Waiting on Wednesday

  1. This is the first time I’m hearing about this book.

  2. I have somehow not heard of this book before, but I totally agree, it does sound fascinating!! I’ll definitely have to check it out. 🙂 Great pick, Kim!

  3. Kerri says:

    Huh, this sounds so interesting! Hadn’t heard of it, will have to add it to my TBR. 🙂 Nice pick!

  4. Joann Downie says:

    OOh this is so UP MY ALLEY< Love the disco ball and Disco Inferno is my fave disco song!!(Don't fall over laughing), definitely on my list-THANK YOU!! New subscriber.


  5. Like many of these comments, I haven’t heard of this either, but it sounds so good! Anything to do with the darker side of New York and I’m definitely in.

  6. Love the cover and have never heard of it before now. I may have to check it out so thanks for sharing!

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