New WoW“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.

My “Waiting On” Wednesday selection for this week is The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke.  There’s time travel, someone’s using dark magic to change history, and it’s set in Berlin before the Wall came down?  Count me in for what sounds like it will be a truly unique read.

The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke

Publication Date:  September 1, 2017

From katherinelockebooks.com:

Ellie Baum feels the weight of history on her when she arrives on a school trip to Berlin, Germany. After all, she’s the first member of her family to return since her grandfather’s miraculous escape from a death camp in 1942. One moment she’s contemplating the Berlin Wall Memorial amidst the crowd, and the next, she’s yanked back through time, to 1988 East Berlin when the Wall is still standing.

Nobody knows how she got there, not even the members of the underground guild–the Runners and the Schopfers–who use balloons and magic to help people escape over the Wall. Now as a stranger in an oppressive regime, Ellie must hide from the police with the help of Kai, a Runner struggling with his own uneasy relationship with the powerful Balloonmakers and his growing feelings for Ellie. Together they search for the truth behind Ellie’s mysterious travel, and when they uncover a plot to alter history with dark magic, she must risk everything–including her only way home–to stop the deadly plans.

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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your WoW selection for this week. 🙂

15 replies
  1. Barb (boxermommyreads)
    Barb (boxermommyreads) says:

    Sounds VERY interesting. I am also loving the cover. However, I have to admit, being a child of the 80’s, it caused a serious case of earworm and now I have “99 Red Balloons” playing in my head.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I think it was just added to Netgalley. Doesn’t it sound amazing? I had a moment of ‘Oh no, not another The Girl book’ but this sounds quite different from anything else I’ve ever read. Fingers crossed it’s as good as it sounds!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Me neither! When I first saw the title, I immediately had this ‘Oh no, not another The Girl… book’ reaction, but then I read the synopsis and got really excited because it sounds so unique.

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