Waiting on Wednesday: How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake

Posted March 8, 2017 by Lori in Books, Waiting on Wednesdays / 2 Comments Tags:


Waiting on Wednesday: How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine as a way for us to showcase the books we're highly anticipating.
Waiting on Wednesday: How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring BlakeHow to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake
Published by HMH Books for Young Readers on May 2nd 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult, Diversity, LGBT
Pages: 336
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All seventeen year-old Grace Glasser wants is her own life. A normal life in which she sleeps in the same bed for longer than three months and doesn't have to scrounge for spare change to make sure the electric bill is paid. Emotionally trapped by her unreliable mother, Maggie, and the tiny cape on which she lives, she focuses on her best friend, her upcoming audition for a top music school in New York, and surviving Maggie’s latest boyfriend—who happens to be Grace’s own ex-boyfriend’s father.
Her attempts to lay low until she graduates are disrupted when she meets Eva, a girl with her own share of ghosts she’s trying to outrun. Grief-stricken and lonely, Eva pulls Grace into midnight adventures and feelings Grace never planned on. When Eva tells Grace she likes girls, both of their worlds open up. But, united by loss, Eva also shares a connection with Maggie. As Grace's mother spirals downward, both girls must figure out how to love and how to move on.

I’m so excited for this one it’s a little bit crazy. In fact, when I picked it up at ALAMW, someone else was at the booth looking at the book and I made them pick it up too because I’m just that excited for it. I really loved Suffer Love, Ashley’s debut last year. So when I heard about this one, I started stalking NetGalley and Edelweiss and Twitter and Instagram and Goodreads and anywhere and everywhere that this book might show up. I’m so excited to have my hands on a copy and I can’t wait to read it. I’m hoping it’ll be full of interesting relationships and family drama with some romance and coming-of-age moments. Her first book was so emotional and I could not put it down. So I have a lot of expectations for this one. I’m trying to calm down a little before I read it and go into it with an open mind. Sometimes I let previous books determine how I go into an author’s new book but I need to remember that this one is completely different and I want to keep my expectations in check so they don’t affect how I feel about it. I just want to enjoy this one like I did the first. But my love of the first book added to the diverse cast and the great synopsis for this one is making that very difficult!

What are you waiting on this week?

2 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake”

  1. I feel like I’ve seen a lot of bloggers who are really excited about this book! I’m not really familiar with this author and I’m not a YA contemporary person so this one probably isn’t for me. I like the cover though. 😀 I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a fabulous week, Lori. =)

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