Wednesday, April 6, 2016

waiting on wednesday: the land of 10,000 madonnas

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted over at Breaking the Spine.

This week's pick: The Land of 10,000 Madonnas by Kate Hattemer

release date: April 19th from Knopf

blurb: Five teens backpack through Europe to fulfill the mysterious dying wish of their friend.

Jesse lives with his history professor dad in a house covered with postcards of images of the Madonna from all over the world. They’re gotten used to this life: two motherless dudes living among thousands of Madonnas. But Jesse has a heart condition that will ultimately cut his life tragically short. Before he dies, he arranges a mysterious trip to Europe for his three cousins, his best friend, and his girlfriend to take after he passes away. It’s a trip that will forever change the lives of these young teens and one that will help them come to terms with Jesse’s death.




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First things to know about me. I love books and I love traveling. When you do something so wonderfully brilliant as put them together, I am going to love you forever. I think that this book sounds absolutely incredible, heartwarming as well as heartbreaking, and with the backdrop of Europe, it is super high on my TBR for April. 

what did you pick this week?

xx
Caroline

26 comments:

  1. This sounds like a book I would need a lot of tissues for. I can just see the feels. It looks really interesting. Adding it to my TBR now. Great pick and thanks for sharing!

    Christina @ Books & Prejudice

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    1. I totally agree! haha i'm glad that you think it looks good :) thanks for stopping by Christina!

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  2. This book is definitely outside of my reading comfort zone! I hope you love it though! :D

    Here's my WoW!

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  3. Oh this one sounds amazing! Great pick!!

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

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    1. i'm excited for it at least :) thanks eva!

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  4. How in the world haven't I heard of this book before? I love books about traveling and backpacking through Europe is almost always a great time. Thanks so much for featuring this!! *goes immediately to buy book*

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    1. I haven't seen many people talking about it, but I think it looks awesome! i hope you enjoy it, olivia! :)

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  5. This book is right up my alley. I am going to buy this book ASAP! Thanks!

    My WoW

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    1. yay! i'm glad that it's something that appeals to you :) thanks for stopping by!

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  6. This was a nice read! I hope you enjoy it :)

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    1. ahh I'm glad to see that you liked it :) thank you!

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  7. Oh it sounds great a story about moving on but with travel and a search....how fun.

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    1. Yes! I like the idea of the story with the cool setting! :)

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  8. Road trip books are always intriguing and this one sounds so fun! Thanks for sharing and stopping by :)

    Zareena @ The Slanted Bookshelf

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    1. I totally agree, one of my favorite tropes. Thanks :)

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  9. This is like the third Europe book this week on WoW and it just makes me want to travel to Europe. One day! I love that cover.

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    1. I sincerely hope you do get to travel to Europe one day! It is wonderful :) thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Love it. I want to get this for the road tripping.

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    1. yes!!! that is the most attractive element :)

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  11. This sounds really good, I agree with you! And I love the cover, so pretty :)

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    1. I love the cover too! I just hope that it's good!

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  12. I love a good roadtrip book and this one sounds fantastic! thanks for sharing!
    Emily @ www.rabbitholereviews.com

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  13. This sounds like a fun read, as well as a heartbreaking one.... I wish the part about Jesse dying weren't part of this book. The cover sure makes it look like this trip will be exciting and full of funny moments, so it would make a great summer read, in spite of the sad part. (It would be even better if there were a last-minute miracle for Jesse....) Nice pick!!

    Thanks for visiting and commenting on my WOW!! :)

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  14. How is this the first time that I have heard of this one? It sounds amazing! Thanks so much for sharing. :)

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