Wishlist Wednesday – 27 January 2016

27 Jan

Wishlist WednesdayWishlist Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Pen to Paper where we post about one book that has been hanging out on our wish list (either for a long time, or not so long)

My pick for this weeks Wishlist Wednesday is a book that is actually due out in less than a week and that I already have reserved at the library for when their copies come in (here’s hoping, I’ll be one of the first to get to read it).

salt to the sea
Salt to the Sea
Author: Ruta Sepetys
Release Date: Feb 2, 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Historical Fiction, World War 2 Fiction

In 1945, World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia, and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom, almost all of them with something to hide. Among them are Joana, Emilia, and Florian, whose paths converge en route to the ship that promises salvation, the Wilhelm Gustloff. Forced by circumstance to unite, the three find their strength, courage, and trust in each other tested with each step closer toward safety.

Just when it seems freedom is within their grasp, tragedy strikes. Not country, nor culture, nor status matter as all ten thousand people aboard must fight for the same thing: survival.

Why am I excited to read it?
Ruta Sepetys’ debut book a few years back (2011), Between Shades of Grey, told the story of a teenager displaced and sent to Siberia when Russia annexed the Baltic states in 1941. It was a unique story to me as I read it, because not only did it touch on an era in history that isn’t routinely taught in high school (or college to my knowledge), but that it was also based in part on experiences by her family members. Ms Sepetys has the ability to write historical fiction in a way that just sucks you in and if her newest is like Between Shades of Grey, I might have to plan on a sleepless night, because I couldn’t put it down…


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6 responses to “Wishlist Wednesday – 27 January 2016

  1. daniellecotton

    January 27, 2016 at 10:42 am

    I just got a review copy of this earlier this week. It looks amazing!! Good pick 🙂

    – Pen to Paper

    • Dee

      January 27, 2016 at 11:23 pm

      I might hate you right now 😉

  2. Hfineisen

    January 27, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    I’ve had my eye on this one!

    • Dee

      January 27, 2016 at 11:22 pm

      i’ve been stalking her website for updates; and they are doing a movie adaptation of her first book which i’m uber excited about

  3. Lance

    January 27, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    Darn you – I just may have to add one to my big TBR pile – and it is certainly NOT one of my usual reads! I just got one off my wish yesterday when a publisher was kind enough to send me one published last year – now that is balanced out by adding this one.

    • Dee

      January 27, 2016 at 11:21 pm

      whistles innocently! I also recommend her debut one 😉


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