Waiting on Wednesday: Down with the Shine by Kate Karyus Quinn

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Down with the Shine

Release Date: April 26, 2016


There’s a reason they say “be careful what you wish for.” Just ask the girl who wished to be thinner and ended up smaller than Thumbelina, or the boy who asked for “balls of steel” and got them-literally. And never wish for your party to go on forever. Not unless you want your guests to be struck down by debilitating pain if they try to leave.

These are things Lennie only learns when it’s too late-after she brings some of her uncles’ moonshine to a party and toasts to dozens of wishes, including a big wish of her own: to bring back her best friend, Dylan, who was abducted and murdered six months ago.

Lennie didn’t mean to cause so much chaos. She always thought her uncles’ moonshine toast was just a tradition. And when they talked about carrying on their “important family legacy,” she thought they meant good old-fashioned bootlegging.

As it turns out, they meant granting wishes. And Lennie has just granted more in one night than her uncles would grant in a year.

Now she has to find a way to undo the damage. But once granted, a wish can’t be unmade..


We all utter the words “I wish ….” without thinking. Maybe this book will help.

sorry about the lack of bookistry-ing (yes that’s totally a word). I’m just soo sleeeppyyy rn.


what book are you waiting on this wednesday ?


2 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: Down with the Shine by Kate Karyus Quinn

  1. Petra August 26, 2015 / 9:42 am

    I can’t wait to read this. It sounds so good. I hope we’ll both love it. Thanks for sharing and happy Wednesday! 🙂
    Here’s my WoW

    • Jinan August 26, 2015 / 10:46 am

      I hope we both love it, too! Happy Wednesday 🙂

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