Waiting on Wednesday: "Dark Aemilia" by Sally O'Reilly & #scandal by Sarah Ockler

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that bloggers are eagerly anticipating!


Dark Aemilia by Sally O'Reilly (Macmillan-Picador; May 26, 2014; 9781250048134; $26.00)
A tale of sorcery and passion in seventeenth-century London - where witches haunt William Shakespeare and his dark lady, the playwright's muse and one true love. In rich, vivid detail, Sally O’Reilly breathes life into England’s first female poet, a mysterious woman nearly forgotten by history. Full of passion and devilish schemes, Dark Aemilia is a tale worthy of the Bard.
Kirkus said it gives "feisty feminist voice to the unknown woman who inspired Shakespeare’s sonnets" and that was enough for me, first of all. Seriously though, Shakespeare? Witches? A doomed romance? Yes, please.


#scandal by Sarah Ockler (Simon Pulse; June 17, 2014; 9781481401241; $17.99)
When pictures of Lucy kissing her best friend's boyfriend emerge on the world of social media, she becomes a social pariah after the scandal rocks the school.
Described by one of my favorite bloggers as reminiscent of the Friday Night Lights episode "It's Different for Girls" (one of my favorite episodes of television), and written by one of my favorite feminist killjoy young adult authors, this is a contemporary YA title that I can't wait to read and will likely buy as soon as it's released, book buying ban be damned.

What are you waiting on this week?