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Waiting on Wednesday: Inland by Kat Rosenfield

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.  Its purpose is to spotlight eagerly-anticipated upcoming releases.

This week I’m eagerly awaiting:

Inland by Kat Rosenfield

Expected Release Date: June 12, 2014

After nine years spent suffocating in the arid expanses of the Midwest, far from the sea where her mother drowned, Callie Morgan and her estranged father are returning to the coast. And miraculously, Callie can finally breathe easily. No more sudden, clawing attacks and week-long hospital stays. No more wary, pitying glances from classmates and teachers. She can be more than a sickly freak, coughing her way between nondescript inland towns every year.

But something waits for Callie in the water. Just as her life begins to feel like her own, with an almost-family and a first love and a circle of loud-mouthed friends, her body starts to rebel in new ways. She finds herself fighting the intoxicating pull of the black waters right outside her window. Her dreams turn wild and real, and she wakes up with salt water in her hair. Family secrets and whispering doubts flood her brain as she leads herself and those around her into danger, jeopardizing everything she once longed for. Is it madness, or is there a voice, beckoning her to come to the sea’s deepest heart; to come home?

(summary via Goodreads)

There’s something about this one that reminds me a little bit of Nova Ren Suma’s Imaginary Girls, which I loved.  It’s probably just the connection this story seems to have to water, the way that Suma’s did, but it might be something else, too.  I like that the summary doesn’t give away whether or not this is all in Callie’s head, or if it’s real.  I like that there seems to be a hint of magical realism to the story.  I definitely like that I’m already getting that creepy feeling down my spine when I think about this book.  I can’t wait to read this one.

What are you waiting on this week?

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