Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Bythewood by Carol Goodman

Hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, join us as we highlight titles we are looking forward reading. 

This week I want to highlight a title I learned about at ALA:

By Carol Goodman
ISBN: 9780670784769
Publication Date: October 8, 2013

Goodreads Summary:

Welcome to Blythewood.

At seventeen, Avaline Hall has already buried her mother, survived a horrific factory fire, and escaped from an insane asylum. Now she’s on her way to Blythewood Academy, the elite boarding school in New York’s mist-shrouded Hudson Valley that her mother attended—and was expelled from. Though she’s afraid her high society classmates won’t accept a factory girl in their midst, Ava is desperate to unravel her family’s murky past, discover the identity of the father she’s never known, and perhaps finally understand her mother’s abrupt suicide. She’s also on the hunt for the identity of the mysterious boy who rescued her from the fire. And she suspects the answers she seeks lie at Blythewood.

But nothing could have prepared her for the dark secret of what Blythewood is, and what its students are being trained to do. Haunted by dreams of a winged boy and pursued by visions of a sinister man who breathes smoke, Ava isn’t sure if she’s losing her mind or getting closer to the truth. And the more rigorously Ava digs into the past, the more dangerous her present becomes.

Vivid and atmospheric, full of mystery and magic, this romantic page-turner by bestselling author Carol Goodman tells the story of a world on the brink of change and the girl who is the catalyst for it all.


When at ALA, the publicist was raving about this title in particular when I spoke to her at length about Penguin's upcoming titles. I am so intrigued by it and I am really looking forward to reading it. 

What title are you looking forward to reading soon?

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  1. This does look so interesting. I'm sold pretty much any time I see the words boarding school. I like this cover, too. The one I've seen around had like a gold charm on the front or something. Great pick!
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    1. I was sold once I had the great conversation with the publisher. I hope to get to read it soon. :)

  2. This sounds SO GOOD! I already have it on my TBR list! Great pick! Happy reading.
    p.s. I LOVE this simple and sleek look of your blog, its buttons, etc. Nice and cute all at once! Well done!
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  3. Great choice! I can't wait for this either : )

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  4. An academy where the students are not what they seem- always a fun concept, and the cover is cool too. Looks like a good one!

    1. It is such a common concept...hoping this one is as good as the conversation I had about it. :)


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