Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.
The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke
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It will be released on September 1st, 2017 by Albery Whitman Company. The book has Jewish main character, lesbian rep, and Romani rep.
I cannot wait to read this book. I love books that have time travel because it has a bit fantasy as well as historical fiction. I love both genres. It has magic, and are set in Germany but it is not about War World II. I love to read books that are set during WWII, don’t get me wrong but it can get a bit repetitive. So, for a book that is set in Germany 1988? Sounds like a great read for me.
I love the cover! It literally matches the title with a picture of a red balloon. I love the drawing of a couple on the red balloon and the wall in the background. I love the typography. It works well with the design. I am truly curious about the texture for the cover? Would it be stain like? Shiny and smooth?
When sixteen-year-old Ellie Baum accidentally time-travels via red balloon to 1988 East Berlin, she’s caught up in a conspiracy of history and magic. She meets members of an underground guild in East Berlin who use balloons and magic to help people escape over the Wall — but even to the balloon makers, Ellie’s time travel is a mystery. When it becomes clear that someone is using dark magic to change history, Ellie must risk everything — including her only way home — to stop the process.