Happy happy Wednesday!
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. In this prompt we discuss books that have yet to be published that we’re excited about! Head over to her blog to learn more.
This week I want to talk about Out of the Blue by Sophie Cameron. I’m SO EXCITED to read this. It sounds like it’s a contemporary with a bit of fantasy thrown in (it has angels!). So possibly magical realism? Which happens to be one of my all-time favorite genres. The cover of this book is stunning and I really just think this will be a beautiful read.
Title: Out of the Blue
Author: Sophie Cameron
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: May 15, 2018
Synopsis: Sometimes, I imagine alternate endings to the story: last-minute miracles, touches of magic. I picture how things might have gone, if I wasn’t there. If I’d left just a few minutes later. If I hadn’t been alone. It doesn’t make any difference. One way or another, the crash always comes.
Ten days after Jaya Mackenzie’s mum dies, angels start falling from the sky. Smashing down to earth at extraordinary speeds, wings bent, faces contorted, not a single one has survived.
Hysteria mounting with every Being that drops, Jaya’s father uproots the family to Edinburgh intent on catching one alive. But Jaya can’t stand this obsession and, struggling to make sense of her mother’s sudden death and her own role on that fateful day, she’s determined to stay out of it.
When her best friend disappears and her father’s mania spirals, things hit rock bottom and it’s at that moment something extraordinary happens: An angel lands right at Jaya’s feet, and it’s alive. Finally she is forced to acknowledge just how significant these celestial beings are.
Set against the backdrop of the frenzied Edinburgh festival, OUT OF THE BLUE tackles questions of grief and guilt and fear over who we really are. But it’s also about love and acceptance and finding your place in this world as angels drop out of another.
Are you excited to read Out of the Blue? I was lucky enough to snag an ARC of this book, so watch for a review soon!