Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: The Reader by Traci Chee

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly even hosted by Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating.

This week's book is:
The Reader
By Traci Chee

Publication date: September 13th

Pages: 448


 Sefia knows what it means to survive. After her father is brutally murdered, she flees into the wilderness with her aunt Nin, who teaches her to hunt, track, and steal. But when Nin is kidnapped, leaving Sefia completely alone, none of her survival skills can help her discover where Nin’s been taken, or if she’s even alive. The only clue to both her aunt’s disappearance and her father’s murder is the odd rectangular object her father left behind, an object she comes to realize is a book—a marvelous item unheard of in her otherwise illiterate society. With the help of this book, and the aid of a mysterious stranger with dark secrets of his own, Sefia sets out to rescue her aunt and find out what really happened the day her father was killed—and punish the people responsible.

Why am I anticipating this book?

I'm always excited when new books come out featuring POC characters and a different culture. In this fantasy world people can't read, and that's something very interesting to explore in a society. Why is that? Was all knowledge lost or is the illiteracy done on purpose to keep power over the population? Either way, I'm super curious to see how this book will be! A girl looking for revenge is a nice plus too.

What books are you anticipating?

1 comment:

  1. Yes, I'm very excited for this book as well. Im curious to find out why they can't read. My money is on, it was done on purpose. Probably didn't want society to know about a something maybe.
    Awesome pick, and lovely blog btw. Happy reading xoxo