Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (#5): Trafficked

Jill from Breaking the Spine hosts Waiting on Wednesday, where we share the novels that we've already marked down the release dates for on our calendars (that's just how much we want to read them!).

After watching the movie Taken, I've been aware of how much human trafficking actually occurs around the world.

This looks like it will have an extra helping of suspense:

"Hannah is an ordinary teenager growing up in Moldova until her parents are killed in a terrorist bombing. While she’s still mourning the loss, she gets an offer that sounds too good to be true: a job as a nanny for a Russian family in Los Angeles.

At first, it seems like her luck has finally turned around, but life with the Platonovs quickly spirals into a nightmare. Lillian, the mother, forces Hannah to work sixteen-hour days cleaning, and won’t let her leave the house. Sergey, the father, is full of secrets. And they refuse to pay Hannah.

Stranded in a foreign land with false documents, no money, and nobody who can help her, Hannah has become a modern-day slave. And the more Hannah unravels this family’s terrible secrets, the more her life—and her family back home—are in grave danger. Desperate and lonely, she reaches out to the boy next door. But in the end, the only one who can save Hannah is herself."

What are you waiting on?


Anna said...

Wow, this sounds DARK. I think I would be pretty disturbed reading this. Sounds awesome though, something I would read if I wanted to step outside my comfort zone. Thanks for sharing!
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Rida (Raindrop Reflections) said...

This sounds SO intense. It's definitely going on my to-covet list. I've been curious- well, scared curious- about human trafficking, too.

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We Fancy Books said...

Ohh this is a good one! Awesome pick

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Lindsay Cummings author said...

i love dark books lol
here's mine! stop by and let me know what you think! :)

ashelynn hetland said...

this one sounds so amazing! i can't wait to read it. thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

Audrey (Bibliosaurus Text) said...

This sounds really intense, but in a good way. Great pick!

Sarah said...

This book looks really good I will have to check it out!!
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Jessica (Peace Love Books) said...

Woah, that sounds like a good book! I've never heard of it before, but it's sure like nothing I've ever read....and I'm definitely adding it to my TBR list! Great pick :)

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Sophia said...

This doesn't seem like my kind of book, just because of the intensity, but it sounds super awesome!! Great choice this week :)

Natalia Belikov @ DazzlingReads said...

never heard about this book before! thanks for sharing! and thank you so much for stopping by ^_^

Michelle Greathouse said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog.

It is scary that things like human trafficking happen in this day and age.


District YA said...

This sounds so dark and harrowing!! I don't know how I'd cope reading this sort of thing as it is a reality for some. I feel safer with my paranormal, hehe!