23 February, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday { 19 } Speak Easy, Speak Love by McKelle George

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by
Jill at Breaking the Spine, which spotlights a
book we're hotly anticipating.

This week's WoW is...

Standalone novel
Publishes September 19, 2017 by Greenwillow Books

Six teenagers’ lives intertwine during one thrilling summer full of romantic misunderstandings and dangerous deals in this sparkling retelling of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.

After she gets kicked out of boarding school, seventeen-year-old Beatrice goes to her uncle’s estate on Long Island. But Hey Nonny Nonny is more than just a rundown old mansion. Beatrice’s cousin, Hero, runs a struggling speakeasy out of the basement—one that might not survive the summer. Along with Prince, a poor young man determined to prove his worth; his brother John, a dark and dangerous agent of the local mob; Benedick, a handsome trust-fund kid trying to become a writer; and Maggie, a beautiful and talented singer; Beatrice and Hero throw all their efforts into planning a massive party to save the speakeasy. Despite all their worries, the summer is beautiful, love is in the air, and Beatrice and Benedick are caught up in a romantic battle of wits that their friends might be quietly orchestrating in the background.

Hilariously clever and utterly charming, McKelle George’s debut novel is full of intrigue and 1920s charm. For fans of Jenny Han, Stephanie Perkins, and Anna Godbersen.

Pre-Order Links

I'm late, I'm late, I know. And this week's WoW (WoT?? In any case: relatable) shouldn't come as a surprise. I've been absolutely in love with this cover and can probably say that it's one of my favourites in the history of covers. Honestly, 2017 is kicking ass with these reveals! I'm so over girls in dresses--gimme ALL the pretty silhouettes and amazing typography!

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