July 12, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: Little Fires Everywhere

Waiting on Wednesday is my favorite weekly meme because we get to talk about all the books that we are eagerly waiting to be released. This weekly feature is hosted @ Breaking the Spine.

Title: Little Fire Everywhere
Author: Celeste Ng
Release Date: September 12, 2017
Find it here: Amazon // Goodreads

In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned - from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules.
Enter Mia Warren - an enigmatic artist and single mother - who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community. When old family friends of the Richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town--and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides. Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia's past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs.
Why I want it: I loved Celeste Ng's debut novel Everything I Never Told You. It was so much more than just the mystery of this teenage girl's death. She is so great a writing what everyone thinks is the perfect idyllic town with so much more lurking beneath the surface. I expect Little Fire Everywhere to hold that same quality. 


  1. Ooh, sounds like this will be very intense! Nice pick!

  2. I havne't heard of this book or writer before but they both sound great! Thanks for sharing! :)

  3. This sounds like something I would really enjoy I think even though I don't read stories like this a lot. I have a good feeling about this one. :)

  4. I have seen raves for this author's first book, and have been wanting to check it out. Hope this one is as good as its predecessor.

  5. Oh very interesting book. I hope you enjoy it!

    My CWW: https://tsundokubooks.blogspot.com/2017/07/cant-wait-wednesday-tower-of-dawn.html

  6. Ooooh this sounds really fascinating :) That cover's so unique, too. Hope you enjoy it when you read it!
    Thanks for visiting my WOW yesterday :)

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

  7. I've never heard of this author, but this sounds fascinating!! I hope you love it!!

    Tracy @ Cornerfolds

  8. It's so amazing when you discover a great new writer that just makes you want to pick up every book they read! This sounds wonderful, I'll definitely have to seek out her debut and this one as well!

  9. Great pick! This is one I'm really looking forward to as well. I still haven't Everything I Never Told You but this one sounds so good, I may read it first and then go back to that one.