Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday - 154

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill at Breaking the Spine for bloggers and readers to see what new books are going to be released.

A Death-Struck Year by Makiia Lucier

In the grip of the deadly 1918 flu pandemic, not even the strong survive.

The Spanish influenza is devastating the East Coast—but Cleo Berry knows it is a world away from the safety of her home in Portland, Oregon. Then the flu moves into the Pacific Northwest. Schools, churches, and theaters are shut down. The entire city is thrust into survival mode—and into a panic.

Seventeen-year-old Cleo is told to stay put in her quarantined boarding school, but when the Red Cross pleads for volunteers, she cannot ignore the call for help. In the grueling days that follow her headstrong decision, she risks everything for near-strangers. Strangers like Edmund, a handsome medical student. Strangers who could be gone tomorrow. And as the bodies pile up, Cleo can't help but wonder: when will her own luck run out?

Riveting and well-researched, A Death-Struck Year is based on the real-life pandemic considered the most devastating in recorded world history, and leaves readers asking: what would I do for a neighbor? At what risk to myself? (from GoodReads)

I've never read about a book about the 1918 Spanish Influenza, so this has definitely caught my interest! A Death-Struck Year will be released March 4, 2014.

1 comment:

Bookworm1858 said...

I read In the Shadow of Blackbirds this year about the Spanish influenza and thought it was very well done. You can check that out while we wait on this different take!