Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature created by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that gives bloggers the opportunity to highlight upcoming releases about which they are extremely excited.
This week, I'm waiting on an upcoming YA release that exposes the infidelity and hurt at the heart of a young relationship. The topic wouldn't come off as breaking new ground in the Young Adult Romance genre... except for those tied to the tumultuous romance are both women. There's been a lot of attention paid to LGBTQ teens in contemporary Young Adult lit recently, and rightfully so, and Lies My Girlfriend Told Me is one among many upcoming releases to touch on the socially conscious topic.
Following the sudden and unexpected death of her girlfriend, Swanee, to cardiac arrest, Alix decides to work through her grief by searching through the things Swanee left behind, looking for mementos of their relationship in her room. What she is looking for is something to remember her by, but what she finds leads her to someone else entirely: Liana, the secret girlfriend that Swanee has been with the whole time she was with Alix. Shocked and betrayed, Alix decides she's going to get to the bottom of the matter... by texting Liana on Swanee's phone as Swanee. As they come closer together, Alix is faced with a heartbreaking quandry: she knows what it's like to be lied to, but does she have the strength to come clean?
This book sounds incredibly intriguing. And, let's face it, I'm a total cover snob, too. The gorgeous text, the Instagram-y filter, the Cara Delevigne-like model on the front... I was sunk as soon as I saw the front of the book.
Lies My Girlfriend Told Me, by Julie Anne Peters, is set to be published June 10th.
What are you waiting on this Wednesday?