Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (19)

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine.

Dark Water
by Laura McNeal

Release Date:
September 14th, 2010

Fifteen-year-old Pearl DeWitt and her mother live in Fallbrook, California, where it’s sunny 340 days of the year, and where her uncle owns a grove of 900 avocado trees. Uncle Hoyt hires migrant workers regularly, but Pearl doesn’t pay much attention to them . . . until Amiel. From the moment she sees him, Pearl is drawn to this boy who keeps to himself, fears being caught by la migra, and is mysteriously unable to talk. And after coming across Amiel’s makeshift hut near Agua Prieta Creek, Pearl falls into a precarious friendship—and a forbidden romance.

Then the wildfires strike. Fallbrook—the town of marigolds and palms, blood oranges and sweet limes—is threatened by the Agua Prieta fire, and a mandatory evacuation order is issued. But Pearl knows that Amiel is in the direct path of the fire, with no one to warn him, no way to get out. Slipping away from safety and her family, Pearl moves toward the dark creek, where the smoke has become air, the air smoke.

Laura McNeal has crafted a beautiful and haunting novel full of peril, desperation, and love.


  1. Ooooh I love this cover and it sounds so good! Great pick, girls! :)

  2. This cover is interesting, and the story sounds intriguing and beautiful!

  3. Great choice, I really love that cover! Thanks for sharing this one :) I hadn't heard of it before.

    oodles of books.

  4. I've heard of this one once before. It seems so unique! And the cover is gorgeous... the water looks like chocolate.

    Une Parole

  5. Wow this sounds great! Love the cover.

  6. This cover is interesting, and the story sounds intriguing and beautiful!

    Work from home India

  7. I haven't read anything by this author but Sounds like a good read! Love the cover :)

  8. This one sounds awesome! The cover is really eerie too,


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