Waiting on Wednesday: When the Moon Was Ours

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which shines a light on eagerly anticipated upcoming releases.

This week my pick is;

When the Moon Was Ours

When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books

Release Date: 4th October 2016


When the Moon Was Ours follows two characters through a story that has multicultural elements and magical realism, but also has central LGBT themes—a transgender boy, the best friend he’s falling in love with, and both of them deciding how they want to define themselves.

To everyone who knows them, best friends Miel and Sam are as strange as they are inseparable. Roses grow out of Miel’s wrist, and rumours say that she spilled out of a water tower when she was five. Sam is known for the moons he paints and hangs in the trees, and for how little anyone knows about his life before he and his mother moved to town.

But as odd as everyone considers Miel and Sam, even they stay away from the Bonner girls, four beautiful sisters rumoured to be witches. Now they want the roses that grow from Miel’s skin, convinced that their scent can make anyone fall in love. And they’re willing to use every secret Miel has fought to protect to make sure she gives them up.

I haven’ t read a lot of magical realism books but it’s a genre I definitely want to get into, and this book sounds amazing; a transgender boy, a girl with roses growing out of her wrist, sisters rumoured to be witches, is there anything this book doesn’t have?

So what does everyone think; is When the Moon Was Ours a must on anyone else’s to-read list or are there any other books that you can’t wait for to be released?

24 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: When the Moon Was Ours

      1. I’ll have to see if it is at the library and put it on hold too. It looks like my summer reading list is starting to blossom (pun intended).

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    1. It sounds amazing doesn’t it?! I want to try and get around to more magical realism books too, it seems to be a relatively new genre so I haven’t really read as much of it as I have others! But you should definitely DEFINITELY read Bone Gap. I think I’ve said it before but it’s such an amazing book and if you want to read more magical realism this is a great one to start off with 😀
      That’s all right ❤️ I’m glad I could make a recommendation for your TBR list! 😀

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      1. I haven’t read so many books like that, mainly The Accident Season, but I’m looking forward to more! there’s a book, Ava Lavender something -I can’t recall the full title, never have been able to, ahah, the cover is gorgeous and blue and gold, ahah-, it’s a bit eerie like that as well, and it sounds so good! 🙂

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      2. I haven’t heard of The Accidental Season, is it good? I may have to check it out, and yes I’ve seen the Ava Lavender one around as well but I haven’t read it. As much as I enjoy the genre I haven’t read nearly enough books from it so I really need to change that soon!

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    1. Same here, though I’m the same I don’t read magical realism books enough. This one sounds really good though and her first book has some great reviews too.
      That’s all right 😀 I hope you enjoy this book when it’s released and you get to read it ❤️

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