Tuesday, February 12

Out Of The Easy by Ruta Sepetys

Out Of The Easy by Ruta Sepetys
Release Date: February 12, 2013
Publisher: Philomel
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 288

Summary: Known amongst locals as the daughter of a brothel prostitute, Josie wants more out of life than The Big Easy has to offer. She devises a plan to get out, but a mysterious death in the Quarter leaves Josie tangled in an investigation that will challenge her allegiance to her mother, her conscience, and Willie Woodley, the brusque madam on Conti Street. Caught between the dream of an elite college and a clandestine underworld, New Orleans lures Josie in her quest for truth, dangling temptation at every turn, and escalating to the ultimate test.

With characters as captivating as her international bestselling novel, "Between Shades of Gray," Ruta Sepetys skillfully creates a rich story of secrets, lies, and the haunting reminder that decisions can shape our destiny.

My Thoughts: I’m the girl who doesn’t read much historical. I never find myself very interested in it. It doesn’t hold my attention very well.

But, Out Of The Easy was so good.  I actually enjoyed it and finished it real quick. This is the first real historical that I really never got bored and I ate the story right up.

We are introduced to Josie who is the daughter of a prostitute. Josie has lived above a bookstore before she was even a teenager and has pretty much taken care of herself. She works at the bookstore with the owners soon. His name is Patrick. I really liked Patrick and I enjoyed Josie and his friendship.  Another boy I want to mention now is Jesse. Oh Jesse, you are so adorable. He was witty and really charming.  And that motorcycle! Oh Jesse!!!

One day while Josie is working at the bookstore a man walks in. He has class and Josie automatically admires him because he doesn’t treat her like others do. She wants to go to college and he actually thinks she can do whatever she wants. Its nice to have someone believe in you even if it is only for a little while.

This sets everything in motion and Josie is thrown into a situation where she has to make daily decisions that could affect her life and everyone around her.

Out Of The Easy was a brilliant novel. It had a nice plot and enough romance thrown in to keep me interested. It was also neat seeing Josie’s relationship with all the prostitutes and her close friendships with a few other characters.  

Out Of The Easy was beautiful and I loved it!

Overall: So, I don’t read historicals, right? If you're like me, please try this one out and see if you like it or not. And if you already like them, you’ll probably enjoy this as well! Out Of The Easy was a nice novel, a sort of beauty to it.   Josie was also very smart and a great heroine!

Cover: Its actually really pretty and artistic. I think it fits perfectly.

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Simply_Megan said...

This is on my To Read list so I'm really glad you liked it! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy.

The Insouciant Sophisticate said...

I loved this book so much! Of course I'm a huge historical fan so it was nice to see that this can also win over non-historical fans.

Alexa said...

I really loved Between Shades of Grey so I can't wait to have time to dive into this one.

Thanks for the great review, glad you gave this historical book a chance. :)


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