Author: Jane Nickerson
Release date: March 11, 2014
Publisher: Knopf BYR
Seventeen-year-old Violet Dancey has been left at home in Mississippi with a laudanum-addicted stepmother and love-crazed stepsister while her father fights in the war—a war that has already claimed her twin brother.Y'all, I'm a sucker for anything set in Mississippi since it's so rare. I really enjoyed Strands of Bronze and Gold, so I'm excited to see how Jane Nickerson takes on Tam Lin for this story. Her Gothic tone was spot-on and I know it'll be the same here. :) PLUS THAT COVER.
When she comes across a severely injured Union soldier lying in an abandoned lodge deep in the woods, things begin to change. Thomas is the enemy—one of the men who might have killed her own brother—and yet she's drawn to him. But Violet isn't Thomas's only visitor; someone has been tending to his wounds—keeping him alive—and it becomes chillingly clear that this care hasn't been out of compassion. Against the dangers of war and ominous powers of voodoo, Violet must fight to protect her home and the people she loves.
So what are you guys waiting on this week? :)