NIGHTINGALE’S NEST by Nikki Loftin (WoW #144)

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

Nightingale's Nest

Twelve-year-old John Fischer Jr., or Little John” as he’s always been known, is spending his summer helping his father with his tree removal business, clearing brush for Mr. King, the wealthy owner of a chain of Texas dollar stores, when he hears a beautiful song that transfixes him. He follows the melody and finds, not a bird, but a young girl sitting in the branches of a tall sycamore tree.

There’s something magical about this girl, Gayle, especially her soaring singing voice, and Little John’s friendship with Gayle quickly becomes the one bright spot in his life, for his home is dominated by sorrow over his sister’s death and his parents’ ever-tightening financial difficulties.

But then Mr. King draws Little John into an impossible choice—forced to choose between his family’s survival and a betrayal of Gayle that puts her future in jeopardy.

Inspired by a Hans Christian Andersen story, Nightingale’s Nest is an unforgettable novel about a boy with the weight of the world on his shoulders and a girl with the gift of healing in her voice

NIGHTINGALE’S NEST will be released February 20th 2014 from Razorbill/Penguin.

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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    Synchronized Reading

    June 26, 2013

    This sounds like a really interesting read. This is the first time I've seen this book, but a 12 year old with the weight of the world on his shoulders? Interesting :)

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    Kristin A.

    June 26, 2013

    This is new to me. I love “Fairy Tale” retellings so onto the TBR this one shall go.

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    Shane Morgan

    June 26, 2013

    Interesting pick. Thanks for sharing :)

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    Elizabeth Rodriguez

    June 26, 2013

    It sounds so good! I haven't see it before, but I'm adding it to my TBR list too. Great pick!

    Liza’s WOW

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    Caro [The Book Rogue]

    June 26, 2013

    This sounds absolutely adorable. I hope you enjoy it. Great pick!
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    June 26, 2013

    Oh wow this sounds so interesting! I love the cover, too. :)

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    Nikki R

    June 26, 2013

    Wow, I hadn't heard of this one before! I'm not familiar with the original Hans Christian Anderson story, but I might just have to research it a little, because this book sounds REALLY good. Great pick!

    ~ Nikki @ There were books involved…

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    Sash and Em

    June 26, 2013

    Interesting cover! Haven't heard of this one before!

    Our WoW this week!

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    Erica (The Reading Kitten)

    June 26, 2013

    Hmm, I hadn't heard of this book before. It sounds interesting, but not really my type of book. Thanks for stopping by, earlier! :)

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    Holly Bryan

    June 26, 2013

    This sounds great, thanks for bringing it to my attention!! I still want to read Nikki Loftin's release from either end of last year or beginning of this year (i think), The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy. I've heard great things about her writing. Thanks :)

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    June 26, 2013

    This sounds great! And I love that it's good for middle grade readers. Nice pick.

    -Sarah @ YA Love