Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday #4 - Alis by Naomi Rich

At fourteen, Alis has never been outside her strict religious community. But when her parents arrange for her to marry a forty-year-old man, she flees desperately to the dangerous, unfamiliar city. She learns quickly that the only way to survive there is to become a thief—or worse. Facing an impossible choice between a forced marriage or life on the streets, Alis seizes control of her own fate. But the path she chooses sets off a disastrous chain of events that leave her accused of murder. Steadfastly loyal, Alis must decide: will she betray a loved one or sacrifice herself?

Hmm...I haven't read historical fiction in a while and this looks like an interesting plot. Strong female character plus forced marriage plus adventure on the streets equals a good book, I think. As I haven't really heard anything about Alis yet, I'm not going to get my hopes too high, but I'm crossing my fingers that this book won't prove my little hunch wrong. I think it'll be quite good. 

Oh. Just did a little google search and found out that this book has been released in the UK for quite a while. Well. I think it still qualifies for a Waiting on Wednesday post. I'm not in the UK, am I? :P


  1. Ooh - thanks for the tip. Looks like it got good reviews on

  2. This looks really interesting. Definitely going on my wishlist!

  3. I have an ARC of this in my TBR pile- I can't wait to get to it.

    And I didn't know that it had been released in the UK for a while. That's weird.

  4. Is the author from the UK? It would work for Bridge the Gap. I think it sounds good though, thanks for posting the summary!!


  5. Forced marriage and adventures on the streets, hmm, pretty cool.


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