Waiting on Wednesday #70: The Only Thing to Fear by Caroline Tung Richmond

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:
The Only Thing to Fear by Caroline Tung Richmond.

Expected Publication: September 30, 2014.
by: Scholastic Press.

Goodreads Synopsis:
In a stunning reimagining of history, debut author Caroline Tung Richmond weaves an incredible story of secrets and honor in a world where Hitler won World War II.

It's been nearly 80 years since the Allies lost WWII in a crushing defeat against Hitler's genetically engineered super soldiers. America has been carved up by the victors, and 16-year-old Zara lives a life of oppression in the Eastern America Territories. Under the iron rule of the Nazis, the government strives to maintain a master race, controlling everything from jobs to genetics. Despite her mixed heritage and hopeless social standing, Zara dreams of the free America she's only read about in banned books. A revolution is growing, and a rogue rebel group is plotting a deadly coup. Zara might hold the key to taking down the Führer for good, but it also might be the very thing that destroys her. Because what she has to offer the rebels is something she's spent her entire life hiding, under threat of immediate execution by the Nazis. 

In this action-packed, heart-stopping novel of a terrifying reality that could have been, Zara must decide just how far she'll go for freedom.

Why I'm excited:
An imagination of a near-present world in which the Nazis won WWII and are still in control? Whaaaaat? WWII and the Third Reich are such interesting times in history and ones which I love to study, so to see someone's idea of what could have happened if the Allies hadn't won... you know I am all over this.

What are you waiting on this week?


  1. To echo you, whaaaat? I somehow hadn't heard of this book, but I'm already fascinated by it. This is going straight on my TBR, and I really, really hope it doesn't end up reading like a typical dystopian novel. Thanks so much for bringing it to my attention - I hope it doesn't disappoint either of us!

  2. Now this is a diverse book, i honestly dont think i've heard of a version of this! It sounds amazing! Great Pick :)

    Nemo @ Blame it on the book

  3. I am so intrigued by this book! So unique!

  4. I've not heard of this book before, but I hope you get your hands on it! Thanks for stopping by My WoW!

  5. I am so excited for this one! It sounds so interesting, and I love alternate history! Just a couple months away! :) Great pick!

    Rachel @ Paper Cuts


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