“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about. It is a meme that I have loved participating in for over a year now, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll just be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.
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My selection for this week is GIRL MADE OF STARS by Ashley Herring Blake. I absolutely loved Ashley’s last novel How to Make a Wish. I thought she did such a beautiful job creating relatable characters and exploring different kinds of relationships (friends, family, romantic, etc.). Her new book tackles some very difficult topics — consent, sexual assault, and victim blaming. As soon as I read the synopsis, Girl Made of Stars became a must-read for me. I have a feeling it’s going to be heart-wrenching at times, but it’s a timely story about subjects that we need to be having open dialogues about.
GIRL MADE OF STARS by Ashley Herring Blake
Publication Date: May 15, 2018
“I need Owen to explain this. Because yes, I do know that Owen would never do that, but I also know Hannah would never lie about something like that.”
Mara and Owen are about as close as twins can get. So when Mara’s friend Hannah accuses Owen of rape, Mara doesn’t know what to think. Can the brother she loves really be guilty of such a violent crime? Torn between the family she loves and her own sense of right and wrong, Mara is feeling lost, and it doesn’t help that things have been strained with her ex-girlfriend, Charlie.
As Mara, Hannah, and Charlie navigate this new terrain, Mara must face a trauma from her own past and decide where Charlie fits in her future. With sensitivity and openness, this timely novel confronts the difficult questions surrounding consent, victim blaming, and sexual assault.
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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂