Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday #3: Like Mandarin

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that "spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating." So this week I'm waiting on...

My pick for this week is...

Like Mandarin by Kirsten Hubbard
(Amazon / Goodreads)
Publication date: March 8th 2011

Goodreads description:

It's hard finding beauty in the badlands of Washokey, Wyoming, but 14-year-old Grace Carpenter knows it's not her mother's pageant obsessions, or the cowboy dances adored by her small-town classmates. True beauty is wild-girl Mandarin Ramey: 17, shameless and utterly carefree. Grace would give anything to be like Mandarin.

When they're united for a project, they form an unlikely, explosive friendship, packed with nights spent skinny-dipping in the canal, liberating the town's animal-head trophies, and searching for someplace magic. Grace plays along when Mandarin suggests they run away together. Blame it on the crazy-making wildwinds plaguing their badlands town.

Because all too soon, Grace discovers Mandarin's unique beauty hides a girl who's troubled, broken, and even dangerous. And no matter how hard Grace fights to keep the magic, no friendship can withstand betrayal.

I love the contrasts in the cover, and the story sounds like there will be characters with depth and self-discovery, which I love in a book! I hope I'll get to read it soon!


  1. This book sounds really good! I'm gonna have to add it to my TBR list too.

    Chelsea @ Rand0m Girl

  2. I have seen this one around a few times , sounds great. Enjoy when you get it.
    Our WOW

  3. Sounds interesting, definitley going on my wishlist.

    Happy Reading!
    My WOW:


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