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
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.