“Waiting” On Wednesday: The Game of Love and Death

Waiting on WednesdayWaiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming releases that we are excited for.

The Game of Love and Death - Martha BrockenbroughThe Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough

Hardcover: 352 pages
Publication date: April 28th 2015
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
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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.

First of all, how brilliant is that cover? Second of all, how epic of a story does this sound!? Also yay for diversity! And also, interesting time era too!

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Author: Cyn

noun. a bum a student again. A master’s student…oooh. procrastinator. reader. eater. sleeper. music listen-er. movie go-er. Loves food too much.

0 Replies to ““Waiting” On Wednesday: The Game of Love and Death”

  1. Covergasm! Epic story! Diversity! YES FOR ALL! I haven’t seen this anywhere before; thanks so much for sharing this book, Cyn! Ohmygods, I need this book right now!!

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    Julie @ Books and Insomnia

  2. OOO another brilliantly illustrated cover! I am loving them all this year! This story looks awesome, love the diverse love story and the setting! Very cool!

  3. Seems like a creep-tastic read! Hope you get to read it soon! 🙂
    Kim @ Divergent Gryffindor
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  4. Great pick! I added this one to my wishlist a couple of days ago, because of both that amazing cover and that synopsis. Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy! Hope you get to read it soon 🙂

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  5. Great pick, this is definitively on my list as well! =)
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  6. The cover is awesome! And this is one that I definitely think sounds good. Great choice!
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  7. Sounds like it’s gonna be a good one. I sure hope it ends well for them! Here’s mine – https://alisbooks.wordpress.com/2015/01/14/waiting-on-wednesday-12-never-never-part-two/

  8. I love this meme, I’m getting to know about so many books that would have passed me by otherwise 😀 Just like this one, I had no idea but I so want to read it!
    here’s our WoW 🙂

  9. Hmmm, I haven’t heard of this one! I like the pantomiming hands on the cover 😀 I hope you enjoy this book when you read it!

    Have a fabulous day 🙂

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