I'm starting now, and for this year's first installment of Waiting on Wednesday, I am waiting for this book that sounds really amazing. Check it out below!
Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine
Title: A Darkly Beating Heart by Lindsay SmithWant? Add to your Goodreads list!
Release Date: October 25th 2016
Published by: Roaring Brook Press
A time-travel story that alternates between modern day and 19th century Japan as one girl confronts the darkness lurking in her soul.
No one knows what to do with Reiko. She is full of hatred. All she can think about is how to best hurt herself and the people closest to her. After a failed suicide attempt, Reiko’s parents send her from their Seattle home to spend the summer with family in Japan to learn to control her emotions. But while visiting Kuramagi, a historic village preserved to reflect the nineteenth-century Edo period, Reiko finds herself slipping back in time into the life of Miyu, a young woman even more bent on revenge than Reiko herself. Reiko loves being Miyu, until she discovers the secret of Kuramagi village, and must face down Miyu’s demons as well as her own.
Why I'm waiting for A Darkly Beating Heart:
Two things. Japan and time travel.
I've mentioned this before and I'm a really big fan of anything that is remotely related to Japan, so the first time I've read the summary for this book I know I'm going to read this. (I did a quick search and it looks like Kuramagi is a fictional town so I'm more than excited to know about this historic village!) Also, modern times and 19th century Japan? Can you imagine what 19th century Edo period Japan in a ficitonal town will be like? Plus secrets! Vengeance! What an amazing combo!
I'm very, very intrigued! I have Lindsay's other series on my TBR list so I haven't read anything from her but A Darkly Beating Heart makes me want to bump her books up my list just so I can get a glimpse of how her writing is.
What are your WoW picks? Share them with me, please!