Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (24)

Time for the"Waiting On Wednesday" weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

Waiting on Wednesday spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating!

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

City of Orphans by Avi

To be Published: September 6th 2011 by Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books

The streets of 1893 New York are full of life: crowded, filthy, dangerous. If you are a newsboy like thirteen-year- old Maks Geless, you need to watch out for Bruno, leader of the Plug Ugly Gang whose shadowy, sinister boss is plotting to take control of all the newsies on the lower East Side. With Bruno’s boys in fierce pursuit, Maks discovers Willa, a strange girl who lives alone in an alley. It is she, stick in hand, who fights off the Plug Uglies--but further dangers await. Maks must find a way to free his sister Emma from The Tombs, the city jail where she has been imprisoned for stealing a watch at the glamorous new Waldorf Hotel. Maks, believing her innocent, has only four days to prove it. Fortunately, there is Bartleby Donck, the eccentric lawyer (among other employments) to guide Maks and Willa in the art of detection. Alive with the sights, the sounds of tenement New York, Maks, as boy detective, must confront a teeming world of wealth and crime, while struggling against powerful forces threatening new immigrants and the fabric of family love.


This book does not have a cover yet, but I think the synopsis sounds intriguing!  Oliver Twist meets The Newsies meets The Hardy Boys?  I vote yes.
What book are YOU waiting on?

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Bella said...

Sounds good =]

I have an award for you!

Dazzling Mage said...

Any book by Avi is a MUST READ for me! Can't wait for this!

ajmitchell said...

This does sound very interesting. I'm not sure if it's for me but I hope it comes out soon and you enjoy it!

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MiaandSofia said...

A superb pick! It looks great. Happy Reading :)
Check out what I'm Waiting On Wednesday

Mia @GrippedintoBooks

Khadija said...

I've never heard of this one, I'll have to look it up on goodreads. :)

New post for Debut Author Incites is up :)

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

avi is such a great author, i'm sure this one will be great too!

In the Hammock Blogve

Jackie said...

Ya know, of all the authors that come to mind from my child hood days browsing through the book stacks at the library, Avi is the first author that comes to mind. There was always a large selection of books by Avi, and those books were always "advertised". But, I've *never* read a book by Avi! I kind of feel like I'm the only person left in the world that hasn't. Clearly this needs to change because this book sounds like it will be great!

Beth said...

Awesome pick! I'm your newest follower.


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