Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that was hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and is now hosting by Wishful Endings. These posts spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating. Click on the cover for the link to its Goodreads page.
The Wise and the Wicked by Rebecca Podos
It is expected to be released on May 28, 2019, by Balzer + Bray.
I am excited about this book. I am planning on reading Like Water by Podos but this one for some reason, made me want to read this one first. Read the synopsis and tell me if I’m wrong?
The cover though, so beautiful, so colorful. I don’t think I have many green covers on my actual shelves and this would be a beautiful addition. I hope the cover has stain-like texture to it. That’d be so beautiful. Even the typography works with these other colors and design. What do you think?
Ruby Chernyavsky has been told the stories since she was a child: The women in her family, once possessed of great magical abilities to remake lives and stave off death itself, were forced to flee their Russian home for America in order to escape the fearful men who sought to destroy them. Such has it always been, Ruby’s been told, for powerful women. Today, these stories seem no more real to Ruby than folktales, except for the smallest bit of power left in their blood: when each of them comes of age, she will have a vision of who she will be when she dies — a destiny as inescapable as it is inevitable. Ruby is no exception, and neither is her mother, although she ran from her fate years ago, abandoning Ruby and her sisters. It’s a fool’s errand because they all know the truth: there is no escaping one’s Time.
Until Ruby’s great-aunt Polina passes away, and, for the first time, a Chernyavsky’s death does not match her vision. Suddenly, things Ruby never thought she’d be allowed to hope for — life, love, time — seem possible. But as she and her cousin Cece begin to dig into the family’s history to find out whether they, too, can change their fates, they learn that nothing comes without a cost. Especially not hope.
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I love the cover of this book, and I read somewhere that it’s magical realism. I love a good magical realism story.