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 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?