“Waiting” On Wednesday: The Girl with the Red Balloon


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

The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke

Hardcover: 256 pages
Publication date: September 1st 2017
Publisher: Albert Whitman Company
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When sixteen-year-old Ellie Baum accidentally time-travels via red balloon to 1988 East Berlin, she’s caught up in a conspiracy of history and magic. She meets members of an underground guild in East Berlin who use balloons and magic to help people escape over the Wall—but even to the balloon makers, Ellie’s time travel is a mystery. When it becomes clear that someone is using dark magic to change history, Ellie must risk everything—including her only way home—to stop the process.

Magical, time-travelling, historical mystery! I need!

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Author: Cyn

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7 Replies to ““Waiting” On Wednesday: The Girl with the Red Balloon”

  1. I’m not generally one for historical type stories accept in the cast of time travel where exceptions are made! Looks good!

  2. I love time travel books and the possibility of changing history! The Girl with the Red Balloon is definitely in my wheelhouse! Great pick this week!

    Crystal Book Snob

  3. Magical, time-travelling, historical mystery – yes please!! Great pick!

  4. Looks good! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  5. I’m super intrigued by this book! Did you notice the couple on the cover inside the red balloon? I didn’t until someone pointed it out to me on Twitter (whoa!). Time-travel stories are my jam so this one’s definitely on my TBR as well!

  6. I do like some historical mystery! Looks interesting. Hope you enjoy it!

  7. I had not seen this book before, so thanks for the heads up. 🙂

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