Waiting on Wednesday #18

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine
and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

My pick for this week:


Strange Gift

The Strange Gift of Gwendolyn Golden
by Philippa Dowding
Publisher: Dundurn Press
Expected publication: January 2014
Category: YA

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This morning, I woke up on the ceiling … So begins the strange story of Gwendolyn Golden. One perfectly ordinary day and for no explicable reason, she wakes up floating around her room like one of her little brother’s Batman balloons.

Puberty is weird enough. Everyone already thinks she’s an oddball with anger issues because her father vanished in a mysterious storm one night when she was six. Then there are the false rumours about her being a drug addict. On top of all that, now she’s a flying freak.

How can she tell her best friend, or her mother? How can she live her life? After Gwendolyn almost dies one night flying too high and too fast, help arrives from the most unexpected place. And stranger still? She’s not alone.

Why I’m waiting…

Simply put: This just sounds like a fun read! Every now and then I like to read things that aren’t overly complicated or mind-boggling, and this sounds like it fits the bill perfectly. The cover caught my eye and once I read the synopsis it went directly onto my TBR list.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

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Follower of Jesus, loving wife, homeschooling mom, blogger, author, gamer, and a lover of the culinary arts. Toni lives in Michigan with her husband and four children. If she's not writing or curled up with a book, you'll most likely find her playing with her kids, baking cupcakes, or killing zombies.
  • This sounds like a fun read. I am curious to how she flies. Thank you for sharing!! =)

    My WoW

  • Really cool choice. This is the first that I’ve heard of this one, so thanks for bringing it to my attention. I like the cover. :b

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  • OoOO thank you so much for featuring this book! I haven’t heard or seen it around, but it does sound really fun!

    • I’m so geeked. Just got it from the publisher today! hahaha. Guess I won’t have to wait after all. 😀

  • Jessica Mangicaro

    This sounds so interesting!! I can’t wait to hear what you think!!

    Thanks for stopping by my WOW Toni!

  • Carmen B.

    I’ve never heard of this before but it must go on my TBR! Floating is awesome and I think it’s interesting how it sounds more like a contemporary novel but then still has this fantasy/paranormal bend. Can’t wait to see what becomes of that 🙂
    Thanks for stopping by yesterday! And there’s no such thing as too many books on the TBR ;P

  • sarabara081 @ Forever 17 Books

    This one is new to me! Thank you for sharing! 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by my post! Sorry for the late response.

    ~Sara @ Forever 17 Books