Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Yesternight

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine and is a fun way to see what books other bloggers just can't wait to get their hands on!


YESTERNIGHT
Cat Winters
Historical YA-ish/Paranormal
Coming October 2016 from William Morrow


From Goodreads:

In 1925, Alice Lind steps off a train in the rain-soaked coastal hamlet of Gordon Bay, Oregon. There, she expects to do nothing more difficult than administer IQ tests to a group of rural schoolchildren. A trained psychologist, Alice believes mysteries of the mind can be unlocked scientifically, but now her views are about to be challenged by one curious child.

Seven-year-old Janie O’Daire is a mathematical genius, which is surprising. But what is disturbing are the stories she tells: that her name was once Violet, she grew up in Kansas decades earlier, and she drowned at age nineteen. Alice delves into these stories, at first believing they’re no more than the product of the girl’s vast imagination.  But, slowly, Alice comes to the realization that Janie might indeed be telling a strange truth.

Alice knows the investigation may endanger her already shaky professional reputation, and as a woman in a field dominated by men she has no room for mistakes. But she is unprepared for the ways it will illuminate terrifying mysteries within her own past, and in the process, irrevocably change her life.

This cover makes me wish I could wander around in a gorgeous dress with parasol/fancy umbrella and not get the side-eye from all those I passed in the grocery store. *shakes fist at modern times* The pretty cover of course caught my eye and made me take a closer look at the synopsis, and once I did, I immediately added this to my list. I want to know what's going on with Janie/Violet. Is she an unreliable character? Or is she telling the truth? Or something in between? I NEED MORE INFORMATION! Also, I'm always rooting for a woman making her way in a male-dominated field. Show 'em what you're made of Alice!

19 comments:

  1. Oh it sounds interesting and I love the cover!

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  2. OOh that sounds intriguing!! Love a historical-ish Paranormal read!!

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  3. I love the cover of this one! I hope this will be the Cat Winters book that will make a fan out of me. Gah.

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  4. I have yet to read anything by Cat Winters but she's on my tbr shelf because I've heard GREAT things! I adore the cover for this one and also shake my fist at modern times *glares* The blurb is super enticing though - I need this :D

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  5. I have 2 of Cat Winters' books in my TBR shelf and I've heard so many great things about them! I have this one in my wish list because as you said it sounds great!

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  6. YES! This is such a huge yes for me too Jenny! I love Cat's writing!

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  7. I have enjoyed a few of her novels in the past, so I will definitely have to add this to my TBR list. I LOVE that cover, too. Great pick, Jenny!

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  8. I am adding this one for sure. Thanks Jenny for putting it on my radar. Sounds right up my alley

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  9. Yay, another Cat Winters book! I really like her writing and will definitely be picking this one up.

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  10. Oh yes, this sounds so good. I've yet to try Cat Winters but have her books on my Goodreads list to read. This sounds like a perfect on to try. New to me - thanks for the heads up :)

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  11. Ooh so intriguing! Love the time period and the fact that it has the element of mystery and psychology. This seems like it'll be an awesome read! Thanks for sharing :)


    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

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  12. This does sound amazing! I love reincarnation stories and they always make me think. Assuming that's what this really is. :) It sounds fascinating!

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  13. I am SO EXCITED for this book! I loved Winters's debut but her sophomore novel was one that I just couldn't get into and I abandoned it pretty quick. Her subsequent novels have seemed interesting and I've heard only good things about them, but they haven't quite drawn me in, sadly. But this one is just calling to me and I'm so excited to pick it up. I love the cover and definitely that synopsis has me curious for more! Great pick, Jenny! :)

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  14. I so want to get a parasol with you. My problem isn't the side eye, but the poking out the eye I'd probably do with my graceful talents. *snort* This sounds so good and the fact that it is Cat Winters is enough to make me want to read it.

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  15. I do love that dress and parasol combination along with the stormy beach in the background. I hope Janie isn't an unreliable character. I don't like those types of reads. I hope you get your hands on this one soon and I look forward to your thoughts, Jenny! :)

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  16. The synopsis has me oh so curious and I adore that cover!

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