Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine and it allows other bloggers to see which book releases you are highly anticipating.
Book: Fallen Grace
Author: Mary Hooper
Release Date: February 1, 2011
Grace Parkes has just had to do a terrible thing. Having given birth to an illegitimate child, she has travelled to the famed Brookwood Cemetery to place her small infant's body in a rich lady's coffin. Following the advice of a kindly midwife, this is the only way that Grace can think of to give something at least to the little baby who died at birth, and to avoid the ignominy of a pauper's grave. Distraught and weeping, Grace meets two people at the cemetery: Mrs Emmeline Unwin and Mr James Solent. These two characters will have a profound affect upon Grace's life. But Grace doesn't know that yet. For now, she has to suppress her grief and get on with the business of living: scraping together enough pennies selling watercress for rent and food; looking after her older sister, who is incapable of caring for herself; thwarting the manipulative and conscience-free Unwin family, who are as capable of running a lucrative funeral business as they are of defrauding a young woman of her fortune. A stunning evocation of life in Victorian London, with vivid and accurate depictions, ranging from the deprivation that the truly poor suffered to the unthinking luxuries enjoyed by the rich: all bound up with a pacy and thrilling plot, as Grace races to unravel the fraud about to be perpetrated against her and her sister.
This is not the type of book that would usually be interested in but there was just something eerily beautiful about the cover that caught my attention. The description makes it sound like it will not only be intriguing, but that it has a lot of depth for a YA novel. I am hoping this book will bring me out of my reading comfort zone which has long been filled with vampires and werewolves.