Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday: Firebug (Lish McBride)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly blogging event hosted by Breaking the Spine, in which one spotlights an upcoming release they are eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Title: Firebug
Author: Lish McBride
Release Date: September 23, 2014
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co. (BYR)
Summary (from Goodreads):

Ava is a firebug—she can start fires with her mind. Which would all be well and good if she weren’t caught in a deadly contract with the Coterie, a magical mafia. She’s one of their main hitmen . . . and she doesn’t like it one bit. Not least because her boss, Venus, killed Ava’s mother. 

When Venus asks Ava to kill a family friend, Ava rebels. She knows very well that you can’t say no to the Coterie and expect to get away with it, though, so she and her friends hit the road, trying desperately to think of a way out of the mess they find themselves in. Preferably keeping the murder to a minimum.

Why I'm Looking Forward To ItWith its powers + mafia scenario, this sounds like a must-read for fans of Holly Black's Curseworkers trilogy and Natalie Whipple's Transparent duology. Since I'm a huge fan of both, this is a definite must-read for me!

So what book are you waiting on?