Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill  at  Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.   

   This week I am waiting for:

Hardcover, 400 pages
Expected publication: Aug 26 2014 by Picador

 On a brisk autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman arrives in Amsterdam to begin a new life as the wife of illustrious merchant trader Johannes Brandt. But her new home, while splendorous, is not welcoming. Johannes is kind yet distant, always locked in his study or at his warehouse office-leaving Nella alone with his sister, the sharp-tongued and forbidding Marin.

But Nella's world changes when Johannes presents her with an extraordinary wedding gift: a cabinet-sized replica of their home. To furnish her gift, Nella engages the services of a miniaturist-an elusive and enigmatic artist whose tiny creations mirror their real-life counterparts in eerie and unexpected ways . . .

Johannes' gift helps Nella to pierce the closed world of the Brandt household. But as she uncovers its unusual secrets, she begins to understand-and fear-the escalating dangers that await them all. In this repressively pious society where gold is worshipped second only to God, to be different is a threat to the moral fabric of society, and not even a man as rich as Johannes is safe. Only one person seems to see the fate that awaits them. Is the miniaturist the key to their salvation . . . or the architect of their destruction?

Enchanting, beautiful, and exquisitely suspenseful, The Miniaturist is a magnificent story of love and obsession, betrayal and retribution, appearance and truth.

What are you waiting for?

4 comments:

  1. Ohhh, I don't usually read Adult but this sounds good, and loving the cover! :)

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

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  2. Woah I haven't heard of this one before! I really like the cover though. :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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  3. Very interesting cover. Thanks for sharing. Here is my Waiting on
    Wednesday

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  4. What an interesting concept, looking at the cover I would have scrolled away at the online store but not anymore. I think I'll give this one a shot when it releases :D

    My WoW

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