Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday - Rose Sees Red

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill at Breaking the Spine. The idea is to pick a book that hasn't been released yet that you can't wait to read.

This week my pick is Rose Sees Red by Cecil Castellucci.

Rose Sees Red
Release Date: August 1, 2010

Goodreads Summary: Rose has given up. She's given up on friendship, on happiness, on life being anything other than black, black, black. Yrena wants out. She's a dancer who doesn't want to dance, a prisoner in her own home, a resident of New York who never gets to see the city. To Rose, Yrena has always been the Russian girl who lives next door, seen through the window but never spoken to. At least not until Yrena crashes into Rose's room-and Rose's life-and sets in motion a night in New York City that none of them will ever forget. From YA superstar Cecil Castellucci, this is the story of cold hearts and cold wars warmed by simple human connection and the liberty of being young and free in the early hours of a new day.

I've come to the conclusion that I don't read enough contemporary YA. For awhile, I was reading a lot of paranormal/fantasy type books and while I love them, sometimes it's nice to sit back and read about real life. I like the premise of this book. Two girls with very different lives coming together to explore the city. It sounds fun, but fulfilling as a story at the same time.

I'll also admit that I was drawn to this book by its cover. I just love how black, white and red go together.

- You can pre order your copy of Rose Sees Red here.
- Visit the author's website.
- Follow Cecil Castellucci on Twitter: @cecilseaskull
- Read a review of Rose Sees Red on Opinionated? Me?


  1. I hope it's a good read and that you enjoy reading a different genre!

  2. Great pick, and way to expand your reading horizons. :) My WOW is at The Crowded Leaf.

  3. This sounds like a great read. I have never heard of this author before, thanks for sharing! My Wow is here.

  4. Thanks for dropping by my blog, I'm the same I've been reading so much paranormal/fantasy YA fiction I really should start reading more contemporary YA fiction and this books sounds like something I would like. It will definitely be added to my TBR list, thanks!