Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Wishlist Wednesday #1

Hi folks!

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Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly book blog hop hosted by Pen to Paper, where we will post that one book we can't wait to get off our ever growing wishlist and onto our shelves!

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From Goodreads:

Lina is just like any other fifteen-year-old Lithuanian girl in 1941. She paints, she draws, she gets crushes on boys. Until one night when Soviet officers barge into her home, tearing her family from the comfortable life they've known. Separated from her father, forced onto a crowded and dirty train car, Lina, her mother, and her young brother slowly make their way north, crossing the Arctic Circle, to a work camp in the coldest reaches of Siberia. Here they are forced, under Stalin's orders, to dig for beets and fight for their lives under the cruelest of conditions.

Lina finds solace in her art, meticulously--and at great risk--documenting events by drawing, hoping these messages will make their way to her father's prison camp to let him know they are still alive. It is a long and harrowing journey, spanning years and covering 6,500 miles, but it is through incredible strength, love, and hope that Lina ultimately survives. Between Shades of Gray is a novel that will steal your breath and capture your heart.


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When I first saw this book, I immediately put it on my wishlist. I was first captured by its beautiful cover, and upon reading the synopsis, I just fell deeper. Sadly though, it's quite expensive for me. Haha! I can buy two books with its price. So yeah. But I will soon buy this baby. Soon. Very soon. :)

That's all folks!

4 comments:

  1. This cover is definitely beautiful! Ouch about the price - is it hardback only?
    Cora @ Tea Party Princess

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    1. Hi Cora! I'm not really sure. But here in the Philippines, it's in hardback. :)
      Followed you btw :)

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  2. I've seen this before on a few blogs but never really read the blurb! It sounds awesome though!! Great pick. http://bookloverslife.blogspot.ie/2014/06/wishlist-wednesday-june-11th.html

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  3. Sounds like a heart wrenching yet hopeful story. Nice choice! And I can see why that cover caught your eye. Maybe it's available at your local library?

    C @ ahavenforreaders.blogspot.com

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