Waiting On Wednesday


Waiting on Wednesday is a feature hosted by Breaking The Spine where I talk about books that I am eagerly anticipating!

This week, my WoW pick is…..


Waiting On WednesdaySalt To The Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Published by Penguin on February 2, 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Historical 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.


Many have been comparing this to Code Name Verity (!!!), but even without that, anything Ruta writes is going to be amazing.  She has a definite knack of taking a point in history and uncovering an event or aspect of that time period that isn’t necessarily well known, but is still fascinating.  I can’t wait for February!



8 responses to “Waiting On Wednesday

  1. I have yet to read a Ruta Sepetys novel but she keeps popping up everywhere for me. It’s like one of those things where once it’s been pointed out to you, you can’t stop seeing it! I haven’t decided which book of hers to start with, do you have a recommendation?

  2. I am so excited to read Salt to the Sea!! I really enjoyed her novel Out of the Easy, and I definitely think I’m going to enjoy this one as well. (I do have to check out her debut novel though…)

  3. I also can’t wait to read this one! I loved both Out of the Easy and Between Shades of Gray. I recently read a review of this book that stated it would give you more perspective on the current Syrian refugee crisis.

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