Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:


by Martha Brockenbrough
Publication Date: April 28, 2015
Published by Arthur A. Levine Books
Pages: 352
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(from Goodreads)
Antony and Cleopatra. Helen of Troy and Paris. Romeo and Juliet. And now . . . Henry and Flora.

For centuries Love and Death have chosen their players. They have set the rules, rolled the dice, and kept close, ready to influence, angling for supremacy. And Death has always won. Always.

Could there ever be one time, one place, one pair whose love would truly tip the balance?

Meet Flora Saudade, an African-American girl who dreams of becoming the next Amelia Earhart by day and sings in the smoky jazz clubs of Seattle by night. Meet Henry Bishop, born a few blocks and a million worlds away, a white boy with his future assured — a wealthy adoptive family in the midst of the Great Depression, a college scholarship, and all the opportunities in the world seemingly available to him.

The players have been chosen. The dice have been rolled. But when human beings make moves of their own, what happens next is anyone’s guess.

Achingly romantic and brilliantly imagined, The Game of Love and Death is a love story you will never forget.

Why I'm Waiting
  • The characters are compared to the great tragic lovers Romeo and Juliet, Helen of Troy and Paris
  • Love isn't left to chance
  • Characters from different backgrounds 
  • It just sounds amazing!  


  1. What a cool cover and amazing summary! Very intriguing so thanks for sharing!


  2. This one is on my TBR list too! It sounds like Love and Death could be actual characters (or at least presences) in the story, so I'm curious to see how that plays out.

    My WoW


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