A DREAM OF LIGHTS by Kerry Drewery (WOW #117)

Waiting On Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about!

Dream of Lights

A powerful and moving stand-alone novel for anyone who loved A GATHERING LIGHT or BETWEEN SHADES OF GREY, in which a teenage girl struggles against the odds for survival in a North Korean prison camp…

From the author of A Brighter Fear. Yoora is a teenage girl living in North Korea, dreaming of the lights of foreign cities while eking out a miserable existence in a rural northern village. But then she makes a mistake: she falls in love. With someone far removed from her social class. Someone dangerous to know. When tongues start to wag, her father is executed and she is taken to a prison camp in the mountains. There, escape seems even further from her grasp. But Yoora is about to learn an important lesson: love can surprise you, and it can come in many forms…

A DREAM OF LIGHTS will be released February 28th, 2013 from HarperCollins.

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.



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    December 19, 2012

    That one sounds intense and heartbreaking. I'm gonna add it to goodreads. Plus it's a standalone which hardly ever happens these days lol. My Waiting On Wednesday

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    Jessica (Peace Love Books)

    December 19, 2012

    Oooh what a pretty cover! This one sounds so good! Great pick :)

    Here's my WoW!

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    Maja (The Nocturnal Library)

    December 19, 2012

    I liked A Brighter Fear a lot, I was totally surprised by it. Hopefully this one will be just as good. We'll see.
    Great pick!

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    Bonnie R

    December 19, 2012

    This one sounds incredibly heartbreaking but comparing it to Between Shades of Grey has me jumping to add this to my TBR. Great pick!
    My Wow Pick!

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    December 19, 2012

    Wow, sounds raw and that is one unique cover. I like the sound of it!

    Here's my WoW!

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

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    Megan Reti

    December 19, 2012

    This one sounds very emotional and amazing!

    My WoW

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    December 19, 2012

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! This sounds like an interesting read!
    -Heather @ Owlnestly Reviews

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    December 19, 2012

    This sounds so good! I haven't read Between Shades of Grey yet, but it's also on my list. Great pick!

    Thanks for dropping by my WoW :D

    – Kazhy @ My Library in the Making

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    Heather Topham Wood

    December 19, 2012

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW! This sounds like a tearjerker, thanks for the recommendation!

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    December 19, 2012

    Oh this one looks really good! Haha I'll admit I kinda just skimmed once I saw the cover, but then I read it and was like *JAW. DROP* It looks amazing. Shame on me for judging by a cover. Hehe. :D Thanks for sharing! And visiting my wow! I TOTALLY agree! (Between the Devil…)

    xx, Inky@ Book Haven Extraordinaire

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    Jen Halligan

    December 19, 2012

    This sounds really good! I can't believe I haven't heard of it already. Thanks for putting it on my radar! Here’s my WoW post!
    ~ Jen @ A Book and a Latte

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    ᘛ ᗰᗩᎶᎥᘓ ᘚ

    December 19, 2012

    That sound absolutely amazing! I can't wait to read it!

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    Amber (Books of Amber)

    December 19, 2012

    Oooh, I loved Between Shades of Gray, so I'm definitely going to have to pick this one up!

    Books of Amber

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    Tammy Sparks

    December 19, 2012

    This sounds amazing…I still need to read Between Shades of Gray, but it's on my list. Great suggestion! Thanks for stopping by!

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    December 19, 2012

    Wow this sounds incredibly intense and I'm adding it to my TBR list for sure. that cover is beautiful!! Great pick!

    Here's my WoW

    jaime @ Fic Fare

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    December 19, 2012

    wow is right! thanks for telling us about this one

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    The Brunette Librarian

    December 19, 2012

    It sounds good and if its for fans of Shades of Grey, I know the teens are gonna love it too!
    The Brunette Librarian's Waiting on Wednesday Blog

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    December 19, 2012

    This one sounds so empowering and inspiring! I love the cover, what it symbolizes, and the wonderful motto as well. :) Great pick! Thanks for stopping by!

    Daphne @ Reading Until Dawn

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    December 19, 2012

    This sounds like a must read. Thanks for picking this…adding to my TBR list now. Thanks for stopping by my blog also.

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    Book Sake

    December 20, 2012

    Intense sounding WOW this week. Definitely interesting!

    – Jessica @ Book Sake

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    Jenea Whittington

    December 20, 2012

    This sounds like it will heart breaking and amazing too. Nice choice.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's WoW

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    Courtney Reads A Lot

    December 20, 2012

    Ooooooh this sounds fantastic. Definitely adding this to my TBR list! :D

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    December 20, 2012

    Sounds like this can be a heartbreaker! Awesome pick.
    Thanks for stopping Bookmunchies (:

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    December 20, 2012

    Sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing ;)

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    Carina Olsen

    December 21, 2012

    Never heard of this one before.. but it seems like an awesome book :D Also, pretty cover :) Hope you'll love it <3
    Thank you for commenting on my WoW. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books