Waiting on Wednesday #14 // Indelible by Adelia Saunders

Waiting on WednesdayWaiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

9781632863942_09f38This week I am waiting on Indelible by Adelia Saunders.

Publication Date: January 17, 2017

Magdalena has an unsettling gift. She sees writing on the body of everyone she meets–names, dates, details both banal and profound–and her only relief from the onslaught of information is to take off her glasses and let the world recede. Mercifully, her own skin is blan.

When she meets Neil, she is intrigued to see her name on his cheek. He’s in Paris for the summer, studying a medieval pilgrimage to the rocky coast of Spain, where the body of Saint Jacques was said to have washed ashore, covered in scallop shells. Desperate to make things right after her best friend dies–a loss she might have prevented–Magdalena embarks on her own pilgrimage, but not before Neil falls for her, captivated by her pale eyes, charming Eastern European accent, and aura of heartbreak.

Neil’s father, Richard, is also in Paris, searching for the truth about his late mother, a famous expatriate American novelist who abandoned him at birth. All his life Richard has clung to a single striking memory–his mother’s red shoes, which her biographers agree he never could have seen.

Despite misunderstandings and miscommunications, these unforgettable characters converge, by chance or perhaps by fate, and Magdalena’s uncanny ability may prove to be the key to their happiness. Indelible pulses with humanity and breathes life into unexpected fragments of history, illustrating our urgent need to connect with others, and the past.

I really am at a loss for why this book sounds interesting. I just read the description and was immediately captivated. I think it’s the idea that Magdalena is able to see who people are based on what’s written on their skin through her glasses.

It seems like it could be a really cool concept that can be pulled off really well. Plus, I would be curious to see how all these characters lives are woven together.

What book are you waiting on this week? Do you think you’ll read Indelible by Adelia Saunders?

Published by Lauren Busser

Lauren Busser is a fiction writer and essayist. She is an associate editor at Tell-Tale TV, where she writes about all things tv. She has had fiction appear in five : 2 : one magazine’s #thesideshow and her nonfiction has appeared in Bitch Media and The Hartford Courant. You can find her talking about tv, film, and knitting on Twitter @LaurenBusser.

11 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday #14 // Indelible by Adelia Saunders

  1. Indelible sounds very intriguing. I added it to my TBR, the little reviews that are on Goodreads have some definite high ratings. Someone wrote that it has three POVs which is a super plus for me if done well. Look forward to reading this book and reading your review.


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