Wednesday 12 January 2011

Waiting on Wednesday #15

Like Mandarin
Kirsten Hubbard
March 8th

It's hard finding beauty in the badlands of Washokey, Wyoming, but 14-year-old Grace Carpenter knows it's not her mother's pageant obsessions, or the cowboy dances adored by her small-town classmates. True beauty is wild-girl Mandarin Ramey: 17, shameless and utterly carefree. Grace would give anything to be like Mandarin.

When they're united for a project, they form an unlikely, explosive friendship, packed with nights spent skinny-dipping in the canal, liberating the town's animal-head trophies, and searching for someplace magic. Grace plays along when Mandarin suggests they run away together. Blame it on the crazy-making wildwinds plaguing their badlands town.

Because all too soon, Grace discovers Mandarin's unique beauty hides a girl who's troubled, broken, and even dangerous. And no matter how hard Grace fights to keep the magic, no friendship can withstand betrayal.

I've been on a bit of a contemporary binge lately, and this just sounds perfect to feed my recent addiction. It sounds touching, and sad, and beautiful, and just all around amazing. March is going to be a fab month for books :D

What are you waiting for?


  1. Love the premise of this book, I am not normally a contemporary type but this one might change my mind. Thanks for putting it on my radar.

    My WOW

  2. I have had this one pre-order since last year and cannot wait either. Great pick!

  3. I can't wait for this one, it sounds soooo good!! Great pick! =)

  4. thanks so much for featuring Like Mandarin :) I can't believe March is almost here!

  5. Oh my gosh I cannot wait until this book comes out!! I'm so happy March is almost here! This sounds truly amazing!
    Awesome pick Cicely! :)


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