Waiting on Wednesday: Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys

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“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we’re eagerly anticipating.

After reading Sepetys Between Shades of Gray I’ve been on the lookout for other works by her. We have to wait until February for this one! Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys

Out of the EasyExpected publication: 12 February 2013 by Philomel Books
ISBN: 039925692X (ISBN13: 9780399256929)

Synopsis (taken from Goodreads): It’s 1950, and as the French Quarter of New Orleans simmers with secrets, seventeen-year-old Josie Moraine is silently stirring a pot of her own. Known among locals as the daughter of a brothel prostitute, Josie wants more out of life than the Big Easy has to offer. She devises a plan get out, but a mysterious death in the Quarter leaves Josie tangled in an investigation that will challenge her allegiance to her mother, her conscience, and Willie Woodley, the brusque madam on Conti Street.

Josie is caught between the dream of an elite college and a clandestine underworld. New Orleans lures her in her quest for truth, dangling temptation at every turn, and escalating to the ultimate test.

With characters as captivating as those in her internationally bestselling novel Between Shades of Gray, Ruta Sepetys skillfully creates a rich story of secrets, lies, and the haunting reminder that decisions can shape our destiny.

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  • I’ve heard of this one! The author is new to me, but I am definitely adding both of her books to my TBR list.

    Reeka @BoundbyWords
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    • M. Frye

      Yay! Reeka! I’m so glad you’re going to read Ruta Sepetys. Between Shades of Gray will not disappoint.

      • I still haven’t read Between Shades of Grey yet, but I hope to get to it before the year is out. And this one by her also sounds like it’s going to be fantastic.

        • M. Frye

          Hi Tanya,

          You won’t be disappointed in Between Shades of Grey. It’s well researched and emotional.

          Thanks for stopping by.

  • I haven’t heard of this one, but it sounds interesting!

    Christina @ Ensconced in YA
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    • M. Frye

      I really like Sepetys writing style. You should read Between Shades of Gray.

      Thanks for stopping by!