Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Skyscraping



Waiting on Wednesday was created by Breaking the Spine



Skyscraping by Cordelia Jensen

Out: June 2, 2015

Summary: Mira is just beginning her senior year of high school when she discovers her father with his male lover. Her world–and everything she thought she knew about her family–is shattered instantly. Unable to comprehend the lies, betrayal, and secrets that–unbeknownst to Mira–have come to define and keep intact her family’s existence, Mira distances herself from her sister and closest friends as a means of coping. But her father’s sexual orientation isn’t all he's kept hidden. A shocking health scare brings to light his battle with HIV. As Mira struggles to make sense of the many fractures in her family's fabric and redefine her wavering sense of self, she must find a way to reconnect with her dad–while there is still time. 

Told in raw, exposed free verse, Skyscraping reminds us that there is no one way to be a family.


Why I Want to Read: For one thing, I want to read more books written in verse. But beyond that, I just love the sound of this book. It seems like a very powerful contemporary novel and I love books like that. Plus, LOVE the cover.

19 comments:

Melliane said...

that's an intriguing one! thanks for sharing!

GABY said...

It seems like a very deep topic, and the cover...I like it but can't see it for too long hehe. It sounds good!

Erika Sorocco said...

This definitely sounds like a powerful novel. Not one that I would be interested in; but definitely moving.

xx

Kindlemom said...

This does look good! I am liking that cover!

Maja (The Nocturnal Library) said...

Novels in verse are hit or miss for me, so there's always some risk, but when they work, they work splendidly. Plus, the cover is absolutely gorgeous! I really want to give this a try.

Emma said...

I have to say that a lot of these sort of books with the raw topics are coming to light a lot more. And I admit, whilst I'm not always a fan I think I should, give them a go too. Great pick!

Candace said...

I love books in verse and this sounds EXCELLENT!

Krysten Quiles said...

Wow this sounds really good and also kind of heartbreaking....

Claudia Arroyo said...

That book cover is amazing! You get a sense of thrill! Can't wait to hear your thoughts on it :)

Liviania said...

That cover terrifies me.

Kirsty-Marie Jones said...

I do hope they do the whole thing tactfully and well done, and it should be great! :)

Cleo Bannister said...

This sounds great, I like the sound of a book written in verse too. Happy reading :-)

Jennifer Humphries said...

The cover terrifies me! It gives you a feeling that her world really just got upended! Interesting, I don't know if I have ever read a book written in verse...

Midnight Cowgirl said...

The story sounds intense but being written in verse sounds intriguing!

Heidi Rainy Day Ramblings said...

The title and the cover are terrific and the subject matter is something you don't see every day, I will be on the look out for this one.

Zoe N. said...

I hadn't heard of this one before you mentioned it, but now I'm really intrigued. It sounds like it will be a really emotional story, and I can't wait to read it. Thanks for putting this under my radar Lauren! <3

Loupe Duffy said...

That sounds like a very serious topic, and I can only begin to imagine the level of emotions packed in a novel like this.
I'm looking forward to your thoughts.
Beautiful cover!

Nicole Hewitt said...

I LOVE that cover. And I'm definitely intrigued by the free verse thing. I think I'll check this one out!

Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

Nicole Hewitt said...

I LOVE that cover. And I'm definitely intrigued by the free verse thing. I think I'll check this one out!

Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction