Waiting on Wednesday (50) — Trafficked by Kim Purcell

“Waiting On” Wednesday spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about (created by Jill at Breaking The Spine.)


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.

This one sounds dark and emotional. Though I’m not sure if I’ll be in tears in the end, I’m certainly excited for it! Trafficked is expected to be released on February 16th, 2012 by Viking Juvenile.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


Hafsah Faizal is a YA author, designer, and blogger. Her designs have graced the sites of New York Times bestselling authors, bloggers, and more. She resides in Texas, with her family.

August 23, 2011



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    Nic @ Irresistible Reads

    August 24, 2011

    This is definitely sounds like a powerful read. Great pick :)

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    August 24, 2011

    not really into these kind of contemporary YA but it looks and sounds like it's going to be an intense read. great pick :)

    Check out our WoW this week.


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    Jessica Lawlor

    August 24, 2011

    Whoa this one seems very dark and intense!

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    Jessica@a GREAT read

    August 24, 2011

    OOh this one's new! Haven't heard of it! Looks interesting!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

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    Laurel-Rain Snow

    August 24, 2011

    Oh, this one sounds so good! Thanks for sharing…

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    August 24, 2011

    Wow, this definitely sounds like one of those reads where you have to emotionally prepare yourself beforehand to tackle it. Thanks so much for sharing though Hafsah, I love dark and intense reads:)

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    Sarah @ Y.A. Love

    August 24, 2011

    I haven't heard of this one but I'm adding it on Goodreads! Nice pick :) It reminds me of Sold by Patricia McCormick (the idea of being trapped in a foreign country).

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    Lauren M

    August 24, 2011

    Oh, wow! I hadn't heard of this one! But you're right, Trafficked sounds super intense! I think it has the potential to be very powerful and meaningful, though. Great pick! :)

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    Carrie at In the Hammock Blog

    August 24, 2011

    whoa, this one looks really scary!

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    August 24, 2011

    This is definitely a great pick. Thanks for sharing! Thanks for stopping by!

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    August 24, 2011

    Interesting choice. Sounds like it can be intense.

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    ashelynn hetland

    August 24, 2011

    I haven't heard of this book, but wow, it sounds intense. adding it to my to-read list!

    my WoW: http://gypsybookreviews.blogspot.com/2011/08/waiting-on-wednesday-2.html

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    August 24, 2011

    Oh dear, that blurb sounds intense and serious. But human trafficking is a very serious problem. Sounds like it should be a good one!

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    The Story Queen

    August 24, 2011

    Looks VERY intense! Great pick.

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    August 24, 2011

    Wow this does sound like an intense read. I'll definitely be looking out for it though.

    My picks aren't quite as powerful, but come check them out if you want!

    My Waiting on Wednesday @ Lost Amongst the Shelves

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    Mel (He Followed Me Home)

    August 24, 2011

    eeek, that one sounds TOO emotional for me. I'm so used to the comfort of my own home, I'd be terrified to be stuck somewhere with nothing! I do like secrets though, so that part intrigues me :D

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    Jenny N.

    August 24, 2011

    Can't believe I hadn't heard of Trafficked before. It sounds so intense.

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    August 24, 2011

    looks interesting :) Thanks for stopping by my WOW.

    I'm having a giveaway if you want to stop by again and enter :)


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    August 24, 2011

    This does sound like a compelling read. Great choice!

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    August 24, 2011

    This one definitely sounds intense!

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    Liz. R

    August 24, 2011

    It does sound very dark! Great pick :)

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    Mimi Valentine

    August 24, 2011

    This book sounds so amazing — I can't believe I've never heard of it before! Serious underlying messages in novels are always touching, and I'm definitely going to be picking this one up! :)

    Thanks so much for stopping by! This is an awesome choice for your WOW!

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    Beth S.

    August 24, 2011

    Holy wow! This book sounds intense! Off to put it on my to-read list!

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    August 25, 2011

    Oooh sounds very interesting! Nice pice. =)

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    Julia :)

    August 25, 2011

    Dang, this one sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing. Definitely going on my TBR list. :)

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    August 25, 2011

    The blurb made me shiver! Creepy and terrifying and definitely seems like it would make me cry. Great pick.
    Mary @ BookSwarm

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    August 25, 2011

    Wow, this sounds like a really intense read. Definitely one that'll have an impact on the reader – love those kind of emotional stories. Looking forward to this!

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    Alison Can Read

    August 25, 2011

    This sounds interesting. I read once that Moldova topped the charts as the unhappiest nation in the world. Surprising.

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    quirky girls

    August 25, 2011

    This sounds like an intense, sad story. I don't know if I have the stomach for it, but it definitely sounds like a powerful read.


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    Christy @TheReaderBee

    August 25, 2011

    Wow, this sounds like a really intense read! And one I've not heard of yet. Thanks for sharing!