Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday #36

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.

Jocelyn's Waiting On: 

Change Places with Me: Lois Metzler 
Publication Date: June 14th, 2016


Rose has changed. She still lives in the same neighborhood with her stepmother and goes to the same high school with the same group of kids, but when she woke up today, something was just a little different than it was before. The dogs who live upstairs are no longer a terror. Her hair and her clothes all feel brand-new. She wants to throw a party—this from a girl who hardly ever spoke to her classmates before. There is no more sadness in her life; she is bursting with happiness.

But something still feels wrong to Rose. Because, until very recently, Rose was an entirely different person—a person who is still there inside her, just beneath the thinnest layer of skin. 

A bold and original work of speculative fiction set in a familiar future, Lois Metzger’s latest novel is a profoundly authentic and heartbreaking tale of the things we keep locked away inside us, even from ourselves.

I belive I saw somewhere that this novel is about mental health. Being very interested in psychology, I can't wait to see how depression manifests in Rose. Because unlike the typical perception, it doesn't look the same for everybody! 

Cassie's Waiting On: 

The Way I Used to Be by Amber Smith
Publication Date: March 22, 2016


The Way I Used to BeEden was always good at being good. Starting high school didn’t change who she was. But the night her brother’s best friend rapes her, Eden’s world capsizes. What was once simple, is now complex. What Eden once loved—who she once loved—she now hates. What she thought she knew to be true, is now lies. Nothing makes sense anymore, and she knows she’s supposed to tell someone what happened but she can’t. So she buries it instead. And she buries the way she used to be.

Told in four parts—freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior year—this provocative debut reveals the deep cuts of trauma. But it also demonstrates one young woman’s strength as she navigates the disappointment and unbearable pains of adolescence, of first love and first heartbreak, of friendships broken and rebuilt, and while learning to embrace a power of survival she never knew she had hidden within her heart.

This is another one that's a bit out of my comfort zone because these types of books need a certain type of author in order for me to like it.  I think that by telling the story in 4 parts, each a different year, we'll be able to watch the character grow and rebuild her life.  While I'm going to take a risk with this novel, I'm hoping it will pay off. 


  1. Oh nice picks! Both are totally new to me! Ironic that you both chose books with flowers on the cover! Lol! Or was that planned? ;)

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  2. I love books about mental illness and I think I seen this one on Edelweiss. You might be able to snatch it up!