Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Me on Waiting on Wednesday (258)

Waiting on Wednesday is a bunch of weekly fun hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. :)

Title: The Steep & Thorny Way
Author: Cat Winters
Release Date: March 8, 2016
Publisher: Amulet Books

From Goodreads:

A thrilling reimagining of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, The Steep and Thorny Way tells the story of a murder most foul and the mighty power of love and acceptance in a state gone terribly rotten.

1920s Oregon is not a welcoming place for Hanalee Denney, the daughter of a white woman and an African-American man. She has almost no rights by law, and the Ku Klux Klan breeds fear and hatred in even Hanalee’s oldest friendships. Plus, her father, Hank Denney, died a year ago, hit by a drunk-driving teenager. Now her father’s killer is out of jail and back in town, and he claims that Hanalee’s father wasn’t killed by the accident at all but, instead, was poisoned by the doctor who looked after him—who happens to be Hanalee’s new stepfather.

The only way for Hanalee to get the answers she needs is to ask Hank himself, a “haint” wandering the roads at night.

I'm intrigued by the Hamlet retelling part of this, how it will come across and how the author will change things to fit Hanalee's story. I like how the main character is a girl, because why not? Girls can search for ghosts and uncover clues and get revenge.


  1. This looks really interesting. It seems lie it could be really original but a littl bit dull - can't wait to see some review out there!

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  2. I like the sound of this one. I like how is 1920s. You can see my WOW here:

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  3. I have seen this a couple times, I am going to add it to my list right now!
    Hope you get some great books under the tree! Merry Christmas!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings