“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that book bloggers are eagerly anticipating.
This week’s WoW pick was probably a lot of other people’s WoW picks last week, but I’m desperate for it and we have to talk about it!
There’s death all around us.
We just don’t pay attention.
Until we do.
The last time Lex was happy, it was before. When she had a family that was whole. A boyfriend she loved. Friends who didn’t look at her like she might break down at any moment.
Now she’s just the girl whose brother killed himself. And it feels like that’s all she’ll ever be.
As Lex starts to put her life back together, she tries to block out what happened the night Tyler died. But there’s a secret she hasn’t told anyone-a text Tyler sent, that could have changed everything.
Lex’s brother is gone. But Lex is about to discover that a ghost doesn’t have to be real to keep you from moving on.
From New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Hand, The Last Time We Say Goodbye is a gorgeous and heart-wrenching story of love, loss, and letting go.
So. I have never reviewed the Unearthly series, mostly because I read it on my honeymoon, and it’s kind of hard to motivate yourself afterwards. But know this: 1) it’s probably one of the best paranormal series I’ve ever read, with a very smart love triangle 2) it has one of the most realistic portrayals of loss I’ve read in YA 3) I really loved the writing. I wasn’t sure about it at all, but lots of people told me it was very much a contemp with paranormal elements.
So I’m very glad that the two elements I loved the most in Unearthly – the contemp parts of it, and the loss part of it – are now being brought together in Cynthia Hand’s next novel. It’s hard to say I’m excited about a book that will so profoundly explore death, but it’s definitely a book that I’m anticipating deeply and looking forward to taking in and learning from.
Also, that cover! I love how adult-looking it is – right away, I can tell that this is serious book that’s going to give me a lot of depth and a lot of feels.
Can it be February now?
Are you interested in reading THE LAST TIME WE SAY GOODBYE? Have you read The Unearthly Series (if you have, check out one of my follow-up questions here!)? If so, were you Team Christian or Team Tucker (I was the former!)? What are you waiting for this week? Let me know in the comments!