Can’t-Wait Wednesday – 27th June, 2018 #Brainfluffbookblog #Can’t-WaitWednesday

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40276268 – vintage old pocket watch and book

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week’s Can’t Wait offering – Prime Meridian by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

#science fiction

Amelia dreams of Mars. The Mars of the movies and the imagination, an endless bastion of opportunities for a colonist with some guts. But she’s trapped in Mexico City, enduring the drudgery of an unkind metropolis, working as a rent-a-friend, selling her blood to old folks with money who hope to rejuvenate themselves with it, enacting a fractured love story. And yet there’s Mars, at the edge of the silver screen, of life. It awaits her.

I really like the sound of this one. I really enjoyed The Beautiful Ones – see my review here – this author really knows how to tell a tale, so discovering that she had written a science fiction adventure had me immediately requesting this one.

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17 responses »

  1. Thank you for reminding me about this book! I got a copy about a year ago (?) by backing the Kickstarter but I still havent read it. Sounds like it’s up on NetGalley?

  2. Interesting pick, Sarah! LOVE that cover! I think I’ll feature it in one of my upcoming “Shelf Candy Saturday” posts, with a link back to this post of course! 🙂 🙂

    As for the story, it does sound compelling. I looked up the book on Goodreads. It’s actually a novella, and the story centers about how desperate Amelia is to escape from her life of drudgery and despair in Mexico City. One reviewer said that this story ends with a note of hope. Well, I’ve added it! Thanks for putting this one on my radar!

    Sorry for the late comment back…..and thanks for commenting on my own CWW post!! HUGS!! ❤ ❤ ❤ 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • No worries, Maria – I’ve been really poor at keeping up with everyone this week so far! Yes – I thought this one sounded really intriguing and many, many thanks for choosing it for your Shelf Candy:). And you gotta love the time difference, haven’t you?

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