Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys!
Loving the name, sounds fancy.
It's 1950, and as the French Quarter of New Orleans simmers with secrets, seventeen-year-old Josie Moraine is silently stirring a pot of her own. Known among locals as the daughter of a brothel prostitute, Josie wants more out of life than the Big Easy has to offer. She devises a plan to get out, but a mysterious death in the Quarter leaves Josie tangled in an investigation that will challenge her allegiance to her mother, her conscience, and Willie Woodley, the brusque madam on Conti Street.
Josie is caught between the dream of an elite college and a clandestine underworld. New Orleans lures her in her quest for truth, dangling temptation at every turn, and escalating to the ultimate test.
With characters as captivating as those in her internationally bestselling novel Between Shades of Gray, Ruta Sepetys skillfully creates a rich story of secrets, lies, and the haunting reminder that decisions can shape our destiny.
Time for Court!
The Story: I don't know if it's because lately I've been loving contemporary novels and enjoying them immensely but this sounds really good actually. I especially like the fact that there's no romance mentioned in the synopsis even though there's a chance it might involve romance. But catch me by surprise. Really like how it sounds different than most YA contemporary's and that it's taking chances.
The Cover: I'm actually very much in love with the cover. I like the greens which is my favorite part actually. How the cover itself looks a bit like pastel type. Like the cage and how the girl is sitting behind the cage looking defeated and/or bored. I think it means that even though she's free she's still trapped by something. But seriously, I really love the green tones to this. I kind of want to see how this looks in person right now. >.>
The Verdict: Guilty! I'll actually be checking out some reviews on this one and if it's as good as it sounds then I'll just have to add it to my wishlist. And that, my fellow Chroniclers, is law!
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