Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Luck of the Titanic

Can't-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings and helps us spotlight upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating!
 
Stacey Lee
Expected publication date: May 4, 2021
From the critically acclaimed author of The Downstairs Girl comes the richly imagined story of Valora and Jamie Luck, twin British - Chinese acrobats traveling aboard the Titanic on its ill fated maiden voyage.

Southampton, 1912: Seventeen-year-old British-Chinese Valora Luck has quit her job and smuggled herself aboard the Titanic with two goals in mind: to reunite with her twin brother Jamie--her only family now that both their parents are dead--and to convince a part-owner of the Ringling Brothers Circus to take the twins on as acrobats. Quick-thinking Val talks her way into opulent firstclass accommodations and finds Jamie with a group of fellow Chinese laborers in third class. But in the rigidly stratified world of the luxury liner, Val's ruse can only last so long, and after two long years apart, it's unclear if Jamie even wants the life Val proposes. Then, one moonless night in the North Atlantic, the unthinkable happens--the supposedly unsinkable ship is dealt a fatal blow--and Val and her companions suddenly find themselves in a race to survive.

Stacey Lee, master of historical fiction, brings a fresh perspective to an infamous tragedy, loosely inspired by the recently uncovered account of six Titanic survivors of Chinese descent.
- from Goodreads

I'll never get tired of stories about the Titanic, and this sounds like a really interesting angle!

21 comments:

  1. Sign me up for this one, too! How intriguing! :)

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  2. This does sound like an interesting angle. I hadn't heard about the account from the survivors of Chinese descent.

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  3. Definitely an interesting angle to a familiar situation -- I hope it's a good read!

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  4. I have heard such good things about Lee's books. She always incorporates an POV of that time period.

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  5. I'm very excited for this one! Great pick!

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  6. Ahhh this sounds amazing! I love that it's loosely inspired by recently uncovered accounts. That's so exciting!

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  7. I never tire of Titanic stories either. This sounds really good. I have her other book on my TBR but haven't read it yet. I hope you enjoy Luck of the Titanic when you read it!

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  8. I’m super excited for this book. It’s one of my most-anticipated releases for the year. I hope we both enjoy it!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  9. Ohh! This is an interesting angle. I agree. I still haven't read The Downstairs Girl, but want to!

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    1. I haven't read this author before, but I'm excited!

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