Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Wishing on Wednesday [19]

Wishing and hoping, and thinking and praying...

"This new trilogy will capture the hearts of readers who adore Libba Bray's Gemma Doyle series. Callie LeRoux lives in Slow Run, Kansas, helping her mother run their small hotel and trying not to think about the father she's never met. Lately all of her energy is spent battling the constant storms plaguing the Dust Bowl and their effects on her health. Callie is left alone, when her mother goes missing in a dust storm. Her only hope comes from a mysterious man offering a few clues about her destiny and the path she must take to find her parents in "the golden hills of the west" (California). Along the way she meets Jack a young hobo boy who is happy to keep her company—there are dangerous, desperate people at every turn. And there's also an otherworldly threat to Callie. Warring fae factions, attached to the creative communities of American society, are very aware of the role this half-mortal, half-fae teenage girl plays in their fate."

This book had me at Libba Bray's Gemma Doyle Trilogy. I absolutely loved the blending of history and fantasy within those books and am always on the lookout for something that can compare. In the Dust Girl I think I may have found it. Though I normally yearn for an earlier time period there is just something about this summary that draws me in and makes me want to branch out in my historical fiction. And of course by now all of you should have known that the moment I saw the word fae this book was added to my wishlist as a must read.


  1. I have heard such great things about this book! It's on my wish list, too! I hope you get your hands on a copy soonish!


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  2. I hope we both do! :D

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  3. I actually snagged this on Netgalley earlier this year! They had me at "American Fairy" I was like "WHAT?"

  4. Have you read it yet? Have you read it? How was it???

  5. I always wait till closer to the release date. So it was on my schedule for June (LOL at my book schedule)

  6. Wow. You have a lot of self control. Lol. Can't wait to hear what you think of it. :]

    And a reading schedule...I should probably do one of those.

  7. I was getting a little overwhelmed by Netgalley. I would request things and not pay attention to the release date. So I used iCal (which comes on my Mac) and put all the release dates of the galleys I had. Made it a little less overwhelming (though there is one date in March that has 3 galleys, 1 book I've already read and 1 I want to read released on the same day!)

    I've recommended the calendar idea to a few bloggers. It really has helped me.

  8. I have a planner where I list all my school due dates and the like, I think I'm going to start including books in there too so I have a better idea. Great idea! :]