Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme created by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases.
Last year I read Stephanie Oakes’ debut THE SACRED LIES OF OF MINNOW BLY and I absolutely fell in in love with Oakes’ writing. So this weeks Waiting on Wednesday is Oakes’ new release THE ARSONIST.
The Arsonist by Stephanie Oakes
Molly Mavity is not a normal teenage girl. For one thing, her father is a convicted murderer, and his execution date is fast approaching. For another, Molly refuses to believe that her mother is dead, and she waits for the day when they’ll be reunited . . . despite all evidence that this will never happen.
Pepper Yusef is not your average teenage boy. A Kuwaiti immigrant with epilepsy, serious girl problems, and the most useless seizure dog in existence, he has to write a series of essays over the summer . . . or fail out of school.
And Ava Dreyman—the brave and beautiful East German resistance fighter whose murder at seventeen led to the destruction of the Berlin Wall—is unlike anyone you’ve met before.
When Molly gets a package leading her to Pepper, they’re tasked with solving a decades-old mystery: find out who killed Ava, back in 1989. Using Ava’s diary for clues, Molly and Pepper realize there’s more to her life—and death—than meets the eye. Someone is lying to them. And someone out there is guiding them along, desperate for answers.
Publisher: Penguin Teen | Release Date: August 22nd | Pre-order at Book Depository
I put the full jacket cover on because I AM IN LOVE. I love the contrast: fire and water. I can’t wait for this release. Anyone else?