02 January 2013

Waiting on Wedneday #13 - Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys

Hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, Waiting on Wednesday showcases the books we're lusting after. Get ready to load up your TBR!

Out Of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys

Expected Publication: 13 February 2013 by Philomel Books

Pages: 348 (hardcover)

Genre/s: Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Mystery


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.

Why I'm Waiting
It's historical fiction!  In New Orleans! And I've read some amazing reviews of this one already, so it's very high on my stalkables list!

What are YOU waiting for this week?


  1. Historical Fiction... Hmm... I haven't read many, or any for that matter, but I really want to read/try one! This sounds great, I'll keep an eye out for it. :D

    Thanks for sharing!

    Here's my Waiting On Wednesday post.

    Happy reading! :D

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

    1. I LOVE historical fiction, but I really love the sound of this one!

  2. I am usually not a huge historical fiction fan, but this cover is intruiging, as is the blurb! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Cool, this sounds refreshingly original! <3

  4. This one sounds great. I love historicals and the setting sounds original and romantic!

    Check mine out Here (My WOW)

  5. I've heard a lot about this book, but strangely enough, I've never read anything by this author. I will check this one out when it releases! :)

    My WoW

  6. I've seen this one around lately. Sounds good to me.

    Check out my WOW.

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  7. Nice pick! I don't usually read historical fiction, but love the New Orleans setting!

  8. You forgot the S in Wednesday Kat.

    I think this book sounds rather interesting. Plus the New Orleans setting is almost like a character all on its own.

  9. oh I like the cover! the book sounds quite intriguing I've only read a little historical fiction might have to try this one.

    Check out my WOW

  10. I'm actually interested in this one. I loved Between Shades of Grey and I live in Louisiana so most books set here are a must for me.

  11. Great pick. I am so looking forward to reading this one. I won an ARC from Librarything and I literally danced around my room when it came. This is probably my most anticipated title of 2013. :)

  12. Oooo this sounds so interesting! I can't wait to read it!

  13. Boom! I have such great timing. :-p



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