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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke @Bibliogato @AlbertWhitman

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tessa @ Wishful Endings to spotlight and talk about the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released as well. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. Find out more here.

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

SERIES: The Balloonmakers, Book #1
AUTHOR: Katherine Locke
PUBLISHER: Albert Whitman Company
FORMAT: Paperback
LENGTH: 256 pages
GENRE: Young Adult, Fantasy, Science Fiction/Time Travel
ISBN: 9780807529379
When sixteen-year-old Ellie Baum accidentally time-travels via red balloon to 1988 East Berlin, she’s caught up in a conspiracy of history and magic. She meets members of an underground guild in East Berlin who use balloons and magic to help people escape over the Wall—but even to the balloon makers, Ellie’s time travel is a mystery. When it becomes clear that someone is using dark magic to change history, Ellie must risk everything—including her only way home—to stop the process.

This YA debut sounds very cool! I like the time-travel aspect to that location.

What are you waiting on? Please leave a comment in the section below. If you participate in this meme, please leave a link so I can visit your blog!


  1. I like the concept of the balloons. Sounds like a wonderful read.

  2. The balloon concept is interesting and I do love time travel! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Sounds interesting, and time travel is something I like, so count me in. Great pick.

    Jenea's Book Obsession's
    Can’t-Wait Wednesday

  4. AWESOME pick, Darlene!! I LOVE time travel stories, and this one sounds very original and fascinating!! I'm adding this book to my Goodreads shelves ASAP!! Thanks for the heads up!!

    Also, thanks for commenting on my own CWW post!! <3 :)

  5. How fun! This sounds so good! Time travel and magic. I can't resist. :-) Adding this one to my wish list. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I'm looking forward to this too. I'm interviewing Katherine and giving away a copy on 9/11. Wish I could enter the contest for this one.

  7. Love time travel and history ~ sounds great and I'm adding it to my TBR pile. Enjoy reading this one!

    Renee ~ My Wow

  8. I just finished reading this a couple of days ago and thought it was wonderful! I hope you enjoy it too.


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