Apr 24, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Transparent by Natalie Whipple

Waiting on Wednesday recognizes that we as bookies pine for books. This post is about what I am impatiently waiting for right now. It was started by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

It's been a good little bit since I've read something that takes a concept that you've heard of & makes it real. Everyone feels invisible at some point, but this book is actually about someone who really is invisible. Transparent by Natalie Whipple looks like a great urban paranormal book. Set for a May 21 debut, I'll be sure to get my hands on it as soon as possible!

Transparent coverPlenty of teenagers feel invisible. Fiona McClean actually is.

An invisible girl is a priceless weapon. Fiona’s own father has been forcing her to do his dirty work for years—everything from spying on people to stealing cars to breaking into bank vaults.

After sixteen years, Fiona’s had enough. She and her mother flee to a small town, and for the first time in her life, Fiona feels like a normal life is within reach. But Fiona’s father isn’t giving up that easily.

Of course, he should know better than anyone: never underestimate an invisible girl.

From Goodreads

I can't wait to see what happens in this book! It seems like it's equal parts paranormal & contemporary fiction. On one hand you have a girl trying to break free of her father's demands with the help of her mother & on the other hand you've got her extraordinary power. The most exciting thing I think will be how the author words Fiona's experience in the world. There are so many common courtesies that can't be extended to her because no one can see her and so many things that she can't experience (or things that she can, but we can't). I will be fascinated to see what types of situations the author puts Fiona in to complete the picture. Have you heard of this one? What do you think?

1 comment:

Bookworm1858 said...

I love the sound of this one-I have an e-ARC of it and can't wait to get started on it!