Wednesday 9 January 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (#21)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we can't wait to get our hands on.  Here's mine for the week:

Nocover-blank-133x176Title: Landry Park (Landry Park #1)
Author: Bethany Hagen
Publisher: Dial
Released: 2013

... pitched as “Gone with the Nuclear Wind". It is supposed to be a cross between "Gone with the Wind" and "Mansfield Park", but set into the future 200 years from now. According to the author's blog the "crux of the plot centers around nuclear technology".

... is set in a world ruled by the lavish Gentry, who force a people called the Rootless to handle the nuclear material that powers their large estates. When a Gentry girl is attacked, sixteen-year-old Madeline Landry can't escape the rumors of revolution and retribution circulating through the ballrooms--and the city's new golden boy David is at the middle of them. Soon, she finds herself forced to choose between her duty and her desires, her ancestral destiny and her conscience.

I know mine is quite an open choice this week - no specific release date, no cover - but I must admit I'm intrigued.  I've never read Gone With the Wind, but I did really enjoy Mansfield Park, being an Austen fan.  It's curious to see that here, a society 200 years in the future sounds almost like it did in the 19th century, in terms of the Gentry - but mixed in with nuclear technology and revolution?  Certainly something I want to check out.

What about you?  What are you waiting for this week?


  1. Oh books with no covers and just a brief synopsis are quick to grab my attention too! I'm really liking the sound of this book, I too haven't read Gone with the wind, but like you loved Mansfield Park. I'll definitely have to keep an eye on this now! :)

  2. The blurb intrigues me. I wonder if the rumor about revolution and retribution is true. Great pick, Aa'Ishah :)

  3. Oh this one sounds really interesting Aa'Ishah! I've read both Gone With the Wind and Mansfield Park, and I can't wait to read this one.

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW

  4. I have yet to read either Gone with the Wind or Mansfield Park, but I have watched Gone with the Wind. Does that count? I love retellings, and this definitely sounds intriguing. Great pick! I'll have to keep my eye out for this one.

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  6. Ooh! Really great pick! I'm looking forward to this too. I haven't read Gone with the Wind either, but I adore Mansfield Park, so I'm hoping this will be good!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

  7. Wow! I was actually caught by the blurb! Awesome. I can't wait for its release! Thanks for the post!

    Thanks also for dropping by my WoW! <3

    Laurice of Dainty Damsel Stories


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