Waiting on Wednesday (33): The Reader by Traci Chee

Posted August 31, 2016 by BAMF in Waiting on Wednesday // 1 Comment

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Welcome to Waiting on Wednesday as hosted by Breaking the Spine. Each week we will be highlighting an upcoming novel that we are excited about. We will include links to add it to your Goodreads “To Be Read” shelf and where to pre-order it! As well, we will link to our review if we have been lucky enough to read an advanced copy of the book. Today’s featured book is…THE READER by Traci Chee!

Waiting on Wednesday (33): The Reader by Traci CheeThe Reader by Traci Chee
Also by this author: The Reader
Series: Sea of Ink and Gold #1
Also in this series: The Reader
Published by Putnam on September 13th 2016
ISBN: 0399176772
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Pages: 448
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Sefia knows what it means to survive. After her father is brutally murdered, she flees into the wilderness with her aunt Nin, who teaches her to hunt, track, and steal. But when Nin is kidnapped, leaving Sefia completely alone, none of her survival skills can help her discover where Nin’s been taken, or if she’s even alive. The only clue to both her aunt’s disappearance and her father’s murder is the odd rectangular object her father left behind, an object she comes to realize is a book—a marvelous item unheard of in her otherwise illiterate society. With the help of this book, and the aid of a mysterious stranger with dark secrets of his own, Sefia sets out to rescue her aunt and find out what really happened the day her father was killed—and punish the people responsible.

Why We’re Waiting On It

We’re both readers, so the title naturally pulled us in. The fact that almost everyone is illiterate also intrigues us, especially since not everyone is. Why can some people read and not others? And we want to know what this book is and where it came from!

Dani is also eager to see the Chinese elements come through, since she spent 8 years of her childhood in China. She’s really hoping the book really feels Chinese and isn’t just lip service, like some books have turned out to be.

About Traci Chee

Traci Chee is an author of speculative fiction for teens. An all-around word geek, she loves book arts and art books, poetry and paper crafts, though she also dabbles at piano playing, egg painting, and hosting potluck game nights for family and friends. She studied literature and creative writing at UC Santa Cruz and earned a master of arts degree from San Francisco State University. Traci grew up in a small town with more cows than people, and now feels most at home in the mountains, scaling switchbacks and happening upon hidden highland lakes. She lives in California with her fast-fast dog. The Reader is her YA debut.

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