Published by Henry Holt and Company (BYR) on 2017-06-13
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
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Grace wants out. Out of her house, where her stepfather wields fear like a weapon and her mother makes her scrub imaginary dirt off the floors. Out of her California town, too small to contain her big city dreams. Out of her life, and into the role of Parisian artist, New York director—anything but scared and alone.
Enter Gavin: charming, talented, adored. Controlling. Dangerous. When Grace and Gavin fall in love, Grace is sure it's too good to be true. She has no idea their relationship will become a prison she's unable to escape.
Deeply affecting and unflinchingly honest, this is a story about spiraling into darkness—and emerging into the light again.
I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios from last year is still one of my favorite books. Weirdly, though, as much as I loved that one, I still haven’t read anything else by Heather. I bought Something Real right away and I know she has a bunch of other books, but I just haven’t picked them up yet. I think I’m a little worried because I’ll Meet You There seriously blew me away and I’m afraid I’ve built it up so high that nothing else can compare to it.
But then I found out she was publishing another YA contemporary next year and I got super excited!!! Then I read the description and holy cow, this sounds like a tough book. It sounds even more intense than I’ll Meet You There. But I think that’s what Heather did so well in the last book, she created amazing characters who were also flawed. She wrote so incredibly well about feeling trapped and wanting to get out and while it wasn’t an abusive romance relationship she needed to escape, she was still in an unhealthy place and overcame everything to start the life she wanted. And I really loved that even though so much of it was dark, it was also hopeful. And that’s why I’m excited about this one. Plus, LOOK AT THAT COVER! I love it! I should probably try some of her other books since this doesn’t come out until June.
Have you read and loved any of Heather’s books? Which book should I read first? Are you excited about her new one?