Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Waiting On Wednesday: Dark Water

This week's WoW book is Dark Water by Laura McNeal! It will be released on September 14, 2010.

Book Description:

Fifteen-year-old Pearl DeWitt and her mother live in Fallbrook, California, where it’s sunny 340 days of the year, and where her uncle owns a grove of 900 avocado trees. Uncle Hoyt hires migrant workers regularly, but Pearl doesn’t pay much attention to them . . . until Amiel. From the moment she sees him, Pearl is drawn to this boy who keeps to himself, fears being caught by la migra, and is mysteriously unable to talk. And after coming across Amiel’s makeshift hut near Agua Prieta Creek, Pearl falls into a precarious friendship—and a forbidden romance. Then the wildfires strike. Fallbrook—the town of marigolds and palms, blood oranges and sweet limes—is threatened by the Agua Prieta fire, and a mandatory evacuation order is issued. But Pearl knows that Amiel is in the direct path of the fire, with no one to warn him, no way to get out. Slipping away from safety and her family, Pearl moves toward the dark creek, where the smoke has become air, the air smoke. Laura McNeal has crafted a beautiful and haunting novel full of peril, desperation, and love.

I haven't heard any talk at all about this book, but I think it sounds really original! I'm very excited to read it. PUBLISHED ON SEPTEMBER 14, 2010!


  1. Hmm, haven't heard of this one either, but I do like the unusual choice in cover well with the title font! Happy reading...

  2. Ooh, this sounds very good! Great choice. =)

  3. It does seem like we hear about the same few books over and over, when many others are also debuting. Thanks for letting us know about this one.

  4. I got this ARC in April at TLA, but haven't read it either. On my list.....very long TBR list.


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