Waiting On Wednesday in a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine in which we discuss an upcoming release that you’re…well…waiting on! And this seems like the perfect excuse to have mini fangirl freakouts over the books I NEED ASAP.
This week, I’m flailing over Toward A Secret Sky.
What You Need to Know
Toward A Secret Sky by Heather Maclean
Published by Blink on April 4th, 2017
Synopsis: Shortly after 17-year-old Maren Hamilton is orphaned and sent to live with grandparents she’s never met in Scotland, she receives an encrypted journal from her dead mother that makes her and everyone around her a target. It confirms that her parents were employed by a secret, international organization that’s now intent on recruiting her. As Maren works to unravel the clues left behind by her mother, a murderous madness sweeps through the local population, terrorizing her small town. Maren must decide if she’ll continue her parents’ fight or stay behind to save her friends.
With the help of Gavin, an otherworldly mercenary she’s not supposed to fall in love with, and Graham, a charming aristocrat who is entranced with her, Maren races against the clock and around the country from palatial estates with twisted labyrinths to famous cathedrals with booby-trapped subterranean crypts to stay ahead of the enemy and find a cure. Along the way, she discovers the great truth of love: that laying down your life for another isn’t as hard as watching them sacrifice everything for you.
Why I’m Flailing
First of all, it takes place in Scotland and I’m all on that bandwagon because Outlander, so, sign me the heck up. It has a bit of a DaVinci Code/Dan Brown-esque vibe to it which is something that I am always here for, but it also sounds like a lot like the Conspiracy of Us, which I read last year and had a lot of fun reading. To be honest, this sounds like a lot of fun too. There’s obviously a looming love triangle which will turn some people off – not one of those people here – but this sounds like a fun YA conspiracy theory romp, which is always a good thing IMHO, but with the added bonus of Scotland. Basically – GIMME THE THING.
That’s it for me. What books are you waiting on?