Waiting on Wednesday was originally created by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. The idea is to spotlight an upcoming release that you’re excitedly anticipating.
This week I am spotlighting:
Publication Date: September 10th 2015
Fans of the Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa is the story of love, loss, growing up and the magic – and terror – of finding friends who truly see the person you are and the person you’re trying to become. It’s a story about rituals and love, and of those transformative friendships that burn hot and change you, but might not last.
SEBBY seems to carry sunlight around with him. Even as life in his foster home starts to take its toll, Sebby and his best friend Mira together craft a world of magic rituals and impromptu road trips designed to fix the broken parts of their lives.
MIRA is starting over at St. Francis Prep. She promised her parents she would at least try to pretend that she could act like a functioning human this time, not a girl who can’t get out of bed for days on end, who only feels awake when she’s with Sebby.
JEREMY is the painfully shy art nerd at St. Francis who’s been in self-imposed isolation after an incident that ruined his last year of school. When he sees Sebby for the first time across the school lawn, it’s as if he’s been expecting him.
As Jeremy finds himself drawn into Sebby and Mira’s world, he begins to understand the secrets that they hide in order to protect themselves, to keep each other safe from those who don’t understand their quest to live for the impossible.
Why I want to read it
Even though I wasn’t blown away by the cover design, Fans of the Impossible Life intrigued me. It didn’t seem like a typical ‘high school’ YA novel but much more character-focused and it doesn’t seem to focus on just one character either – but 3. I have to admit though, I’m a sucker for the school ‘underdogs’ – the outcasts that band together to make a serious kickass group. It focuses on friendships, which I think there is a sever lack of in YA so I’m really looking forward to immersing myself for all the types of friendships everyone experiences in their adolescent years. Roll on September 10th!