Waiting on Wednesday #13: Out of the Easy

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature created by Jill at Breaking the Spine. This is where you showcase an upcoming release you're anxiously awaiting!
This week, I'm waiting on:

Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys.

Expected Publication: February 13, 2013.
Publisher: Philomel Books

Goodreads Summary:
It’s 1950, and as the French Quarter of New Orleans simmers with secrets, seventeen-year-old Josie Moraine is silently stirring a pot of her own. Known among locals as the daughter of a brothel prostitute, Josie wants more out of life than the Big Easy has to offer. She devises a plan get out, but a mysterious death in the Quarter leaves Josie tangled in an investigation that will challenge her allegiance to her mother, her conscience, and Willie Woodley, the brusque madam on Conti Street.

Josie is caught between the dream of an elite college and a clandestine underworld. New Orleans lures her in her quest for truth, dangling temptation at every turn, and escalating to the ultimate test.

With characters as captivating as those in her internationally bestselling novel Between Shades of Gray, Ruta Sepetys skillfully creates a rich story of secrets, lies, and the haunting reminder that decisions can shape our destiny.

Why I'm Excited: It reminds me of some other books I've read - for different reasons, all positive. It also has a historical element, which I love, but it's more recent history which will be a nice change for me.

What are you waiting on this week?


  1. Out of the Easy looks so good! I just adore that cover, too! :) Great pick!

    Bailey at IB Book Blogging

    1. I love the cover too! Quite eye-catching. Thank you! :)

  2. This sounds like such an interesting and different novel! I can't wait to read it. Great pick =D

    Emily @ Falling For YA

    1. I thought so too! Thank you very much for stopping by! :)

  3. Very interesting. Nice choice.
    Happy Wednesday!
    Jenn @ blog about books

  4. Interesting!! I loved Between Shades of Grey. So sad and powerful.

    1. I haven't read that one but I really, really need to. I've heard amazing things and I love WWII-era novels.


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