Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Waiting On Wednesday

WOW is hosted by Breaking the Spine

Book: Like Mandarin
Release date: March, 2011
It's hard to find beauty in the badlands of Washokey, Wyoming. Fourteen-year-old Grace Carpenter knows it's not her mother's pageant obsessions, or the cowboy dances and pickup trucks adored by her small-town classmates. True beauty is wild girl Mandarin Ramey: seventeen, shameless and utterly carefree.

Grace would give anything to be like Mandarin.

When the misfits are united for a project, they embark on an unlikely, explosive friendship, packed with nights spent skinny-dipping in the canal, liberating the town's animal-head trophies, and constantly searching for someplace magic. Grace even plays along when Mandarin suggests they make a pact to run away together. Blame it on the crazy-making wildwinds that plague their badlands town.

But all too soon, Grace discovers Mandarin's unique beauty hides a girl who's troubled, broken and even dangerous. And no matter how hard Grace fights to keep the magic, even the best friendships can't withstand betrayal.

This one sounds like an interesting story, I'm already curious about Mandarin and what makes her so intriguing....


  1. Ooh, I've not heard of this book before. It sounds quite good!

  2. I love the premise of this book, and the cover! Great choice :)

  3. I'm not familiar with this one, but it sounds really interesting. Thanks for bringing it to my attention:)

  4. This one's new. Interesting and I agree that Mandarin sounds complex.

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  5. does sound interesting - I think I'm going to like Mandarin, too!