Wednesday, October 7, 2015

WOW: I'm waiting on The Steep & Thorny Way


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


Ok I just stumbled upon this one on Goodreads this very morning. I started doing the pee pee dance. A retelling of Hamlet set in the 1920's where the main character is mixed race.....oh yes please bring on to me!

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From Goodreads:

A thrilling reimagining of Shakespeare’s HamletThe Steep and Thorny Way tells the story of a murder most foul and the mighty power of love and acceptance in a state gone terribly rotten.

1920s Oregon is not a welcoming place for Hanalee Denney, the daughter of a white woman and an African-American man. She has almost no rights by law, and the Ku Klux Klan breeds fear and hatred in even Hanalee’s oldest friendships. Plus, her father, Hank Denney, died a year ago, hit by a drunk-driving teenager. Now her father’s killer is out of jail and back in town, and he claims that Hanalee’s father wasn’t killed by the accident at all but, instead, was poisoned by the doctor who looked after him—who happens to be Hanalee’s new stepfather.

The only way for Hanalee to get the answers she needs is to ask Hank himself, a “haint” wandering the roads at night.
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Hardcover352 pages
Expected publication: March 8th 2016 by Amulet Books






22 comments:

Stephanie Verhaegen said...

This is going straight on my TBR list! :D

Aimee (Deadly Darlings) said...

I've been wanting to read a Cat Winters book for AGES, and this one seems totally different and unique. Definitely adding it to my TBR! :D

Aimee @ Deadly Darlings

Teisha McRae said...

This sounds SO interesting! A Hamlet retelling? Yes, please! I love Shakespeare :) The story has a unique premise and diversity! I need to get my hands on this one. Awesome pick, Melissa! And, thanks for visiting Girl Writes Reviews!

Brandi Kosiner said...

Great pick, hope that you get a chance to read it soon.

Tammy Sparks said...

I just love Cat Winters, and I'm super excited for this book too! Great choice:-)

Barb said...

I already have this on my TBR and I still enjoy seeing the cover. Hope we all enjoy it!

Lucie Desramaut said...

I hadn't heard of this book before but this sounds exciting! :D

Lily B said...

oh wow never heard of this one, sounds fascinating
My WoW

Bogdana said...

I didn't hear about this one but it sounds very intriguing. I'm adding it to my wish list :)

Mara A. said...

Cat Winters is one of my absolute favorite authors; I am super duper excited for this one as well!!

Samantha Roldan said...

I've never heard of this author but this book sounds super interesting!

Btw thanks for checking out my WoW over at http://sammitheramblingbookjunkie.blogspot.com/2015/10/waiting-on-wednesday-dirty-deeds-by.html

Kate @ Kates Book Life said...

This is new to me as well and I must say it sounds amazing lets just hope its as good as it sounds. Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog :)

Tressa S said...

This does sound really good and I like that the MC is not the usual. So glad you shared! Thanks for stopping by my WOW too. :)

Tressa @ Wishful Endings

Sinamen Reads said...

This looks very interesting, I'm adding it to my tbr. I'm haven't read anything by this author yet so in excited. Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!

Laura said...

Great pick! A retelling of Hamlet sounds fantastic. And thanks for coming by my WoW.

Jessica @ a GREAT read said...

OOh nice! That's a new to me one! Hope you love it once you read it!

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Have a GREAT day!

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Rose @ Paranormal Books said...

This sounds like a very interesting read! I haven't read Hamlet, but it's definitely on TBR, and I'll be adding this one to it as well.

Ayanami Faerudo said...

I haven't read Hamlet so the plot is new to me. This books sounds interesting because of the main character's circumstances. By the way, what is a "haint"?

Thanks for stopping by!

Renee said...

Sounds really interesting ~ great pick! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Renee'

patty said...

Ooooooo. I've never read Hamlet, but this sounds damn intriguing. I'll have to keep my eye on it!

Baggins said...

Yes, I just heard about this one too and it sounds great! :-D Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Louisa Paarsmarkt said...

Oh, I hadn't heard of this book! But it looks really great! Awesome pick! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!