Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Wishlist Wednesday #14

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.

So what do you need to do to join in?
  • Follow Pen to Paper as host of the meme.
  • Please consider adding the blog hop button to your blog somewhere, so others can find it easily and join in too! Help spread the word! The code will be at the bottom of the post under the linky.
  • Pick a book from your wishlist that you are dying to get to put on your shelves.
  • Do a post telling your readers about the book and why it's on your wishlist.
  • Add your blog to the linky at the bottom of this post.
  • Put a link back to pen to paper (http://vogue-pentopaper.blogspot.com) somewhere in your post.
  • Visit the other blogs and enjoy!

The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind by Meg Medina

Goodreads synopsis:
Sonia's entire village believes she has a gift, but it's only in leaving home that she finds out who she truly is. A compelling tale from a rich new voice in young adult fiction.

Sixteen-year-old Sonia Ocampo was born on the night of the worst storm Tres Montes had ever seen. And when the winds mercifully stopped, an unshakable belief in the girl's protective powers began. All her life, Sonia has been asked to pray for sick mothers or missing sons, as worried parents and friends press silver milagros in her hands. Sonia knows she has no special powers, but how can she disappoint those who look to her for solace? Still, her conscience is heavy, so when she gets a chance to travel to the city and work in the home of a wealthy woman, she seizes it. At first, Sonia feels freedom in being treated like all the other girls. But when news arrives that her beloved brother has disappeared while looking for work, she learns to her sorrow that she can never truly leave the past or her family behind. With deeply realized characters, a keen sense of place, a hint of magical realism, and a flush of young romance, Meg Medina tells the tale of a strongwilled, warmhearted girl who dares to face life's harsh truths as she finds her real
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I added this one to my wishlist just over a week ago, I think. I added it because it sounds quite different to the fiction I would otherwise read. It's general fiction, but with a subtle magical twist, which I think sounds quite interesting. It sounds like it would be a really heart-warming, compelling story, so I'm really looking forward to it being published, which is in March 2012.
And as an added bonus, the cover is beautiful, so I really hope I'll be able to get hold of this particular edition!

The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind will be published by Candlewick Press on March 13th, 2012.
Click here to pre-order from The Book Depository with free worldwide delivery.







5 comments:

Elisa said...

Nice book wishlist for this week! I saw this before and the cover attracted me. Now I do curious with this book after read the blurb. Thank you for sharing =D

Chocolate Chunky Munkie said...

I've seen this one before, but I never knew what it was about. Sounds an interesting choice Dani!!

Jen xx - My Wishlist Wednesday

SarahS. said...

Sounds awesome, I'll have to add it to my wishlist.

Megan said...

I love the cover of this one!

My wishlist can be found at http://storybookloveaffair.blogspot.com/2011/12/wishlist-wednesday-little-women-letters.html

Megan @ Storybook Love Affair

Books And Beyond said...

What a great looking book! The cover is beautifuul & the story sounds phenomenal. You're right, it is different the norm, I have been reading anyways.
This is going on the good ol' TBR list ;)

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