Waiting on Wednesday: The Weight of Feathers by Ann-Marie McLemore

Waiting on Wed bannerWaiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. Every week bloggers share new books that we are eagerly anticipating, and this week I am waiting for The Weight of Feathers. Half The Night Circus and half Romeo and Juliet is a beautiful imaginative world of black magic, mermaids, and tightrope walkers. Here is the synopsis from Goodreads:

the weight of feathersFormat: hardcover

Published: September 15 2015

Publisher: St Martine Press

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For over twenty years, the Palomas and the Corbeaus families have been enemies. Both families making a living as travelling performers—the Palomas swimming in mermaid exhibitions and the Corbeaus as tightrope walkers performing in the tallest trees they can find. Lace Paloma is new to her family’s show but she’s been taught since birth to stay away from the Corbeaus as they are pure magia negra (black magic). But when there is a disaster, it’s Cluck Corbeau who saves Lace’s life, and with one touch, she is suddenly immersed in the world of the Corbeaus, where falling in love with him could turn his family against him.

Why am I excited you ask?

I loved The Night Circus and reading stories about tragic love affairs so I’m very excited to read this book, especially after reading the positive reviews on Goodreads. It’s a YA contemporary story with a magical twist and a circus vibe! You have starcrossed lovers, family dramas, mermaids, black magic, acrobats, and travelling shows! And I’m also curious if the rumors about the Corbeaus family are true. I’ve already read comments about the beautiful and elegant writing, and how the story just drips with imagination that a lot of times, readers had a hard time putting it down. I’ve been brimming with excitement over the summer and counting the days until September 15 so I can finally pick up a copy.

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