Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It lets us all gush about what soon-to-be released books we are jumping-up-and-down excited for.

Because It Is My Blood
by Gabrielle Zevin

hitting shelves September 18, 2012 from Farrar, Straus, & Giroux

(cover shown may not be final)

Since her release from Liberty Children's Facility, Anya Balanchine is determined to follow the straight and narrow. Unfortunately, her criminal record is making it hard for her to do that. No high school wants her with a gun possession charge on her rap sheet. Plus, all the people in her life have moved on: Natty has skipped two grades at Holy Trinity, Scarlet and Gable seem closer than ever, and even Win is in a new relationship.But when old friends return demanding that certain debts be paid, Anya is thrown right back into the criminal world that she had been determined to escape. It’s a journey that will take her across the ocean and straight into the heart of the birthplace of chocolate where her resolve--and her heart--will be tested as never before.

My thoughts: I know it had some pretty mixed reviews, but I personally loved All These Things I've Done (here's my review). Zevin has such a unique writing style. And as much as I loved the simple chocolate heart on the original cover, this new stylish design is pretty cool. Here's the matching paperback copy of All These Things.
Definitely eager to see where this series goes!


  1. I haven't read the first book yet, but even though there've been said many mixed things about it, I'm still hoping to do sometime. Because I actually love the sound of the summary - maybe I'll end up loving it. :D

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. That sounds like a really interesting book - and the cover is great - I will definitely be checking out the first book in the series. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Hi there :) just popping in...The book sounds interesting and I haven't read the first book yet so I may give it a go and form my own opinion.

    Here is my choice...
    Waiting On Wednesday

  4. Thanks for sharing! I had no idea this book was going to be published this year!
    Here's my WoW post :)

    -Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

  5. New Follower, this cover is gorgeous it's the first time I've seen it, I loved All These Things I've Done and can't wait for this book, great pick, here's mine


  6. I'm not sure about this cover- it kindof looks like a mug shot from the side! She has a nice swan like neck though!

    New follower :-)

    My WoW http://pocketfulofbooksblogger.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/waiting-on-wednesday_28.html

  7. Haven't read the first one yet, but the series does intrigue me!

  8. Oh, I'd forgotten this was a trilogy. Pretty cover. Pretty title. I loved All These Things I've Done. September? That's relatively quick...definitely looking forwards to it!
    Nina @ Death Books and Tea

  9. I've had All These Things I've Done on my TBR pile for for-EV-er. Need to get on that so I'm ready for this one in the fall. Nice pick!

    If you’d like, you can check out my WoW here.