Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Waiting on Wednesday #5

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, where bloggers can spotlight and share "upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating".

Check out Penguin Between The Lines, where I am guest posting this week - today, there is a poll on fantastic Penguin read.

This week I'm waiting on:

Anastasia's Secret 
by Susanne Dunlap- Penguin
"For Anastasia Romanov, life as the daughter of Russia's last Tsar is about to be torn apart by the violence of revolution. Ousted from the imperial palace when the Bolsheviks seize control, Anastasia and her family are exiled to Siberia, to await an uncertain future at their captors' hands. But even as the time stretches out, and the threat to their lives grows more menacing, romance quietly blossoms between Anastasia and a sympathetic young guard named Sasha. But will their secret love be enough to help her and her family avoid the firing squad? Inspired by the mysteries that have long surrounded the fate of Russia's last princess, this is a compelling and romantic interpretation of what might have been."

A Russian historical romance? I'm all for it!

Mice by Gordon Reece- Allen and Unwin
'Shelley, darling,' Mum said. 'Don't be frightened. He just wants money. If we do everything he says, he's going to go away and leave us alone.'
I didn't believe her, and I could tell from the trembling of her hands and the catch in her voice that she didn't believe it herself. When a cat gets into the mousehole, it doesn't go away leaving the mice unharmed. I knew how this story was going to end.

Shelley and her mum have been bullied long enough. When they retreat to an isolated cottage in the country, they think their troubles are over, and they revel in their cosy, secure life. But one night, an intruder disturbs their peace and something inside Shelley snaps. What happens next will shatter all their certainties.

 Sounds like a thrilling read - Mice is definitely one to watch out for.

What are you waiting on this week?