Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
True Letters from a Fictional Life: Kenneth Logan
Publication Date: June 7th, 2016
I'm so happy that more LGBT YA novels are popping up. From the ones I've read so far, every character was always so complex. I'm *not so* patiently anticipating how True Letters from a Fictional Life will portray James Liddell. Also can I just say how adorable that cover is?
Cassie's Waiting On:
Publication Date: March 15, 2016
Cassie O’Malley has spent her whole life trying to keep her head above water—literally and metaphorically. It’s been two-and-a-half years since her mother dumped Cassie in a mental institution against her will for something Cassie claims she didn't do. Now, at eighteen, Cassie enrolls in college, ready to reclaim her life and enter the world on her own terms.
But as she struggles to find her way forward, the startling truths she uncovers about her own family narrative make it impossible to cut the tethers of a tumultuous past. And when the unhealthy mother-daughter relationship that defined Cassie's childhood and adolescence threatens to pull her under once again, Cassie must decide: whose version of history is the truth? And more important, whose life must she save?
While this is a little out of my comfort zone and not the typical book I read, I'm willing to give it a shot because I love that more books are putting the spotlight on mental health/mental illness. I also am intrigued by the mother-daughter dynamic that Cassie and her mom will have. This sounds like a good book with a good message, and it comes recommended from one of the authors that wrote a fave novel of mine in 2015.