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Waiting on Wednesday: When the Moon Was Ours

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When_the_moon_was_ours_ Anna-Marie_McLemore 

When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore:

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 rumors 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 rumored 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.

Why I’m waiting for WHEN THE MOON WAS OURS:

SO MANY REASONS. I first heard about the book when the cover was released and instantly fell in love with the idea of this book and knew this is a must-have for me.

  • It’s magical realism! I LOVE magical realism.
  • Diversity! Not only does it feature multicultural elements but it’s also about a transgender boy
  • The summary sounds so weird and I love it.
  • The cover is adorable

I read the synopsis of When the Moon Was Ours once and went to look up if it’s available for pre-order right away. It sounds like the perfect book for me and can’t wait to read it.

WHEN THE MOON WAS OURS BY ANNA-MARIE MCLEMORE releases October 4, 2016.