15 February 2017

Waiting On Wednesday #12: One Shadow on the Wall

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. To participate all you have to do is spotlight upcoming publications you're eagerly anticipating. Keep reading to see what I have chosen for this week.

Okay, so the first time I believe I saw this book was on someone else's blog. I can't quite remember who's blog, but once I read the description for the book I knew that I had to read it. It takes place in modern day Senegal and incorporates elements of family structure and magic realism. It's a middle grade novel and lately I've been getting into more of those so I'm excited to pick this one up.  

An orphaned boy in contemporary Senegal must decide between doing what is right and what is easy as he struggles to keep a promise he made to his dying father in this captivating debut novel laced with magical realism.

Eleven-year-old Mor was used to hearing his father’s voice, even if no one else could since his father’s death. It was comforting. It was also a reminder that Mor had made a promise to his father before he passed: keep your sisters safe. Keep the family together. But almost as soon as they are orphaned, that promise seems impossible to keep. With an aunt from the big city ready to separate him and his sisters as soon as she arrives, and a gang of boys from a nearby village wanting everything he has—including his spirit—Mor is tested in ways he never imagined.

With only the hot summer months to prove himself, Mor must face a choice. Does he listen to his father and keep his heart true, but risk breaking his promise through failure? Or is it easier to just join the Danka Boys, whom in all their maliciousness are at least loyal to their own?

One Shadow on the Wall is about love and loss, family and friendship, and creating your own future—even if it’s hard to do.


  1. Sounds interesting! Hope you enjoy it when you read it!
    Here's My WoW

  2. This sounds so good! I normally don't read middle grade, but I want to more this year! I'm looking forward to your thoughts on it. :) I hope you love it! Here is my WoW for the week!

    Have a great rest of your week!
    Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!

    1. Ahhh if you ever need any suggestions on middle grade let me know love! : )