THE MIDNIGHT DRESS by Karen Foxlee (WoW #132)

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

The Midnight Dress

Quiet misfit Rose doesn’t expect to fall in love with the sleepy beach town of Leonora. Nor does she expect to become fast friends with beautiful, vivacious Pearl Kelly, organizer of the high school float at the annual Harvest Festival parade. It’s better not to get too attached when Rose and her father live on the road, driving their caravan from one place to the next whenever her dad gets itchy feet. But Rose can’t resist the mysterious charms of the town or the popular girl, try as she might.

Pearl convinces Rose to visit Edie Baker, once a renowned dressmaker, now a rumored witch. Together Rose and Edie hand-stitch an unforgettable dress of midnight blue for Rose to wear at the Harvest Festivalโ€”a dress that will have long-lasting consequences on life in Leonora, a dress that will seal the fate of one of the girls. Karen Foxlee’s breathtaking novel weaves friendship, magic, and a murder mystery into something moving, real, and distinctly original.

THE MIDNIGHT DRESS will be released October 8th 2013 from Knopf Books.

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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    Christianna Marks

    April 3, 2013

    Yes please is all I can say about this one!

    My WoW

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    Jessica@a GREAT read

    April 3, 2013

    Haven't heard of this one! Hope you get to read it soon!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    Little Miss Becky

    April 3, 2013

    Very excited for this one, too!

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    Grace Fonseca

    April 3, 2013

    This one sounds awesome. I hadn't heard of this one. Adding it to my wishlist.


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    Jenea Whittington

    April 3, 2013

    >.< This sounds so good. Nice pick!
    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's WoW

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    April 3, 2013

    That is Soooo purty! In almost a poetic kind of way. Maybe I'm just feeling sentimental. Anyway,this sounds like a gorgeous love story!!! With a snazzy side of magic to go. Meep! Now I'm excited. :) Awesome pick Hafsah!

    <3333 Inky

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    April 3, 2013

    This book does sound great, and I like the cover. Great pick this week! :)

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    April 3, 2013

    I really do like the sound of this one, we don't get many witch type of books. Definitely going on my list. =)

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    Alyssa Susanna

    April 3, 2013

    I *LOVE* this cover! Random House has had such pretty ones recently! I must add this one to my TBR shelf. Great choice! :)

    Here is my WoW post!

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    Jennifer @ YA Sisterhood

    April 3, 2013

    Hmm…this one sounds interesting and different. I wish it would give us a little bit more information!

    My WOW

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    Kim (YA Asylum)

    April 3, 2013

    I haven't read of this book but it sounds really interesting!

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    April 3, 2013

    Ok so this cover creeps me out a little because it makes me think of this old photograph I had in a photography book…but anyways…

    The story sounds like it has potential to be really interesting so I'm adding it to my TBR list. :)

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    A Backwards Story

    April 7, 2013

    Thanks for introducing me to this book!
    I featured it in a post yesterday for Fairy Tale Fortnight about upcoming 2013 fairy tale novels. I'm not certain this is one, but it seems like it could be Cinderella, so…

    Here's my link if you're curious:

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    Dazzling Mage

    April 7, 2013

    Very Veronica Mar-ish! Nice WoW pick!

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    Timmy Zula

    April 15, 2013

    Have a nice day.
    Gildan G500

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    May 14, 2013

    It must be a nice and interesting book. Custom screen printing dresses are liked by me.