Waiting On Wednesday: The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore

Waiting On Wednesday: The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly feature by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases that we're excited about! This week's pre-publication that "I-Can't-Wait-To-Read" selection is:


For twenty years, the Palomas and the Corbeaus have been rivals and enemies, locked in an escalating feud for over a generation. Both families make their living as traveling performers in competing shows—the Palomas swimming in mermaid exhibitions, the Corbeaus, former tightrope walkers, performing in the tallest trees they can find. 

Lace Paloma may be new to her family’s show, but she knows as well as anyone that the Corbeaus are pure magia negra, black magic from the devil himself. Simply touching one could mean death, and she's been taught from birth to keep away. But when disaster strikes the small town where both families are performing, it’s a Corbeau boy, Cluck, who saves Lace’s life. And his touch immerses her in the world of the Corbeaus, where falling for him could turn his own family against him, and one misstep can be just as dangerous on the ground as it is in the trees. 

Beautifully written, and richly imaginative, The Weight of Feathers is an utterly captivating young adult novel by a talented new voice.

The Weight of Feathers releases on September 15, 2015 by A Thomas Dunne Book for
St. Martin's Griffin.


This sounds wonderful! Vivid setting/s of circus performers mixed with magical realism and forbidden romance has me excited for this. The Weight of Feathers brings to mind The Night Circus and I'm ready to have my senses set afire (hopefully) with it. Plus, romance that reminds me of Romeo and Juliet- Yes, please :)

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