Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings. It replaced Waiting on Wednesday (formerly hosted by Breaking The Spine) as the weekly meme spotlighting upcoming releases we’re eagerly anticipating.
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This week I can’t wait for:
Harley in the Sky by Akemi Dawn Bowman
Expected publication: 10 March 2020
Publisher: Ink Road
Harley Milano has dreamed of being a trapeze artist for as long as she can remember. With parents who run a famous circus in Las Vegas, she spends almost every night in the big top watching their lead aerialist perform, wishing with all her soul that she could be up there herself one day.
After a huge fight with her parents, who continue to insist she go to school instead, Harley leaves home, betrays her family and joins the rival traveling circus Maison du Mystère. There, she is thrust into a world that is both brutal and beautiful, where she learns the value of hard work, passion and collaboration. But at the same time, Harley must come to terms with the truth of her family and her past—and reckon with the sacrifices she made and the people she hurt in order to follow her dreams.
Why I Can’t Wait for this book:
It’s such a stereotype that every kid dreams of running away with the circus, but I’m super interested in reading about a trapeze artist since I love Dick ‘Robin’ Grayson and Zendaya in The Greatest Showman, and I’m low key drawn to characters who stomp all over other people to follow their dreams.