Waiting on Wednesday #65


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

This week I’m Waiting on Wednesday for The Midnight Dress by Karen Foxlee (Knopf Books for Young Readers):

midnightdressQuiet misfit Rose doesn’t expect to fall in love with the sleepy beach town of Leonora. Nor does she expect to become fast friends with beautiful, vivacious Pearl Kelly, organizer of the high school float at the annual Harvest Festival parade. It’s better not to get too attached when Rose and her father live on the road, driving their caravan from one place to the next whenever her dad gets itchy feet. But Rose can’t resist the mysterious charms of the town or the popular girl, try as she might.

Pearl convinces Rose to visit Edie Baker, once a renowned dressmaker, now a rumored witch. Together Rose and Edie hand-stitch an unforgettable dress of midnight blue for Rose to wear at the Harvest Festival—a dress that will have long-lasting consequences on life in Leonora, a dress that will seal the fate of one of the girls. Karen Foxlee’s breathtaking novel weaves friendship, magic, and a murder mystery into something moving, real, and distinctly original.


Why I’m looking forward to this book:

The synopsis for The Midnight Dress has a wonderfully haunting feel to it, and since it’s released in October, I think this would make a really great Halloween read, even if there doesn’t turn out to be anything spooky about it. The idea of a magical dress stitched by a witch just really piques my interest. I can’t wait to read this one!

Release Date: October 8, 2013

What are you waiting on this week? Please link me!


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10 Responses to Waiting on Wednesday #65

  1. This book is amazing! I hope you love it! :) Nice choice!

    Sabrina @ I Heart Y.A. Fiction

  2. Jackie says:

    I love the cover!! Great choice :)

    My WoW:)

    Jackie @Jackie’s Book World

  3. Sounds interesting… I haven’t seen the book before but I’ll have to check it out and add it to my to-read list. Great pick and thanks for sharing!
    Come check out my WOW post.

  4. Arianna says:

    I hadn’t heard about this one before, and it sounds really good. Thanks for the suggestion! Please check out my WoW!   And take a look at our giveaway of Hostage Three by Nick Lake.

  5. Ohh I believe I’ve seen this one..It looks like a great mystery!
    Giselle @ Book Nerd Canada
    Waiting on Wednesday

  6. Ellie says:

    Have to agree about the great Halloweedn read, this looks interesting!


  7. Daisel says:

    I have not seen this book around but sounds really interesting. Cant wait to add it to my TBR list.
    Great pick.
    Check out My WoW

    Xoxo. Daisel @ Owl Always Be Reading

  8. This book sounds totally along my lines!

  9. This sounds really good! I’ve never heard of it!

    My WOW

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