Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine. It showcases everyone's most anticipated books. This week, my pick is All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin.
Summary: "From the author of the critically acclaimed Elsewhere comes this brilliant novel about an impossible romance, a family living outside of the law, and the ties that forever bind us.
Chocolate and coffee are illegal, paper is hard to find, water is increasingly scarce, and New York City is rife with crime and poverty. And yet, for Anya Balanchine, the sixteen-year-old daughter of the city’s most notorious (and dead) crime boss, life is fairly routine—going to school, taking care of her siblings and her dying grandmother, trying to avoid falling in love with the new assistant D.A.'s son, and avoiding her loser ex-boyfriend. That is until someone in her inner circle ends up poisoned by the chocolate her family manufactures and the police think she’s to blame. Suddenly, Anya finds herself thrust unwillingly into the spotlight—at school, in the news, and most importantly, within her mafiya family.
Engrossing and suspenseful, All These Things I’ve Done is an utterly unique, unputdownable read that blends both the familiar and fantastic."
Why I Can't Wait: Dystopia? Mafia? Chocolate-ia and coffee-ia? Oh my goodness, doesn't this book sound absolutely delicious? And I'm loving who the romantic interest is going to be. What can I say, I'm a sucker for forbidden love. I read Gabrielle Zevin's novel Elsewhere quite some time ago and really enjoyed it, but her latest endeavour sounds so much better. Caaan't wait!
Expected publication: September 27th 2011 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)