Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine in which we discuss our most anticipated upcoming releases.
Title: Salt to the Sea
Author: Ruta Sepetys
Publisher: Philomel Books
Genre: Historical Fiction
Release Date: February 2, 2016
synopsis (From goodreads):
In 1945, World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia, and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom, almost all of them with something to hide. Among them are Joana, Emilia, and Florian, whose paths converge en route to the ship that promises salvation, the Wilhelm Gustloff. Forced by circumstance to unite, the three find their strength, courage, and trust in each other tested with each step closer toward safety.
Just when it seems freedom is within their grasp, tragedy strikes. Not country, nor culture, nor status matter as all ten thousand people aboard must fight for the same thing: survival.
I love historical fiction, especially World War II and especially the lesser known stories of the time period. I’ve heard wonderful things about Ruta Sepetys, and cannot wait for this one.