Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking The Spine to highlight upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating

The Last Letter From Your Lover by Jojo Moyes

When journalist Ellie looks through her newspaper’s archives for a story, she doesn’t think she’ll find anything of interest. Instead she discovers a letter from 1960, written by a man asking his lover to leave her husband — and Ellie is caught up in the intrigue of a past love affair. Despite, or perhaps because of her own romantic entanglements with a married man. In 1960, Jennifer wakes up in hospital after a car accident. She can’t remember anything — her husband, her friends, who she used to be. And then, when she returns home, she uncovers a hidden letter, and begins to remember the lover she was willing to risk everything for. Ellie and Jennifer’s stories of passion, adultery and loss are wound together in this richly emotive novel — interspersed with real ‘last letters’. Published 8th July 2010

Is that not just the most gorgeous cover ever! Just looking at it makes me want to own the book. The synopsis sounds amazing too and I’m really looking forward to this one!

A Blue So Dark by Holly Schindler

Mom looked down at me, her eyes not just glittering but snapping with fire, like two Fourth of July sparklers. We’re just alike, me and Aura. And, you know, back then, the idea of that didn’t scare the absolute hell out of me. Fifteen-year-old Aura Ambrose has been hiding a secret. Her mother, Grace, a talented artist and art teacher, is slowly being consumed by schizophrenia, and Aura has been her sole caretaker ever since Aura’s dad left them. Convinced that creative equals crazy, Aura shuns her own artistic talent. But as her mother sinks deeper into the darkness of mental illness, the hunger for a creative outlet draws Aura toward the depths of her imagination. Just as desperation threatens to swallow her whole, Aura discovers that art, love, and family are profoundly linked – and together offer an escape from her fears. Published 1st June 2010

This one caught my eye and the synopsis intrigued me. Mental Illness is such a difficult subject, and schizophrenia so very misunderstood. I’m really interested to see how it is tackled in this Young Adult book.

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