Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Fans of the Impossible Life

Waiting on Wednesday comes from Breaking the Spine


Fans of the Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa

Out: September 8th, 2015

Summary: This is the story of a girl, her gay best friend, and the boy in love with both of them.

Ten months after her recurring depression landed her in the hospital, Mira is starting over as a new student at Saint Francis Prep. She promised her parents she would at least try to act like a normal, functioning human this time around, not a girl who sometimes 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 Saint 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 this blond, lanky boy with a mischievous glint in his eye.

Sebby, Mira’s gay best friend, is a boy who seems to carry sunlight around with him like a backlit halo. Even as life in his foster home starts to take its toll, Sebby and Mira together craft a world of magic rituals and secret road trips, designed to fix the broken parts of their lives.

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: I like books that have LGBT characters, and the first line of this summary immediately grabbed my attention. Is this boy in love with them both as in friends-love, or love-love? That's my first question. Besides that, I just think this looks like a really thoughtful, character-driven novel.

18 comments:

Melliane said...

hmm it's a new one to me but I would be curious to learn more about it. thanks for sharing!

Erika Sorocco said...

This one sounds highly intriguing - I wouldn't mind checking it out myself!

xx

Kindlemom said...

This is new to me but it does look like it will be good, probably emotional but good. I hope you enjoy it!

Liviania said...

This sounds cute, although I don't like the cover much.

Aylee said...

Woo, thanks for the heads up! I've just added this one to my Goodreads tbr :) I've been steadily getting into more contemporary lately and also trying to introduce more diversity into my reading so this is perfect!

Heidi Rainy Day Ramblings said...

This is definitely a bit different. I am curious.

Candace said...

Oh this does sound awesome!

Krysten Quiles said...

Sounds good to me!

DMS said...

I have the same question you do! Definitely sounds interesting. :)
~Jess

Jasprit said...

I can see why you would be drawn to this book too, I for sure would want to know what will happen with these characters. Great pick!

Tracy Terry said...

Loving the cover of what sounds like a great read. Hurrah that such books are now readily available, that the LGBT community have books with characters they can relate to.

Diva Booknerd said...

I've never heard of this one Lauren, but now I'm desperate to read it too. I love complex YA relationships and this sounds adorably awkward. I can't wait to find out what happens and hopefully they all make it out of this messy love triangle in tact. Awesome choice Lauren! <3

Cascia Talbert said...

I've never heard of this book and it doesn't sound like a book that I would enjoy, but I'm glad you liked it! Have a great afternoon.

Claudia Arroyo said...

What an intriguing premise! I really enjoy narratives that are character-driven too :)

Karen Alderman said...

It sounds like this book is going to be really beautiful or really frustrating lol

Karen @For What It's Worth

Kirsty-Marie Jones said...

Love LGBTQ too, so definitely on my list, and does sound important with both that and the mental health awareness.

Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

Probably not one that would land on my tbr shelf but I hope you love it!

Sharons Book Nook! said...

This sound so interesting that it may just end up on my TBR as well.