Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (8)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

This week's pick is another 2010 Debut author and this one looks great. The premise is an interesting take on a madness and following in the path of your parents kind of thing. I also think the cover is beautiful, hinting at the drowning of the mother in her own madness and the art aspect of the book as well. I really look forward to this book, coming in May from Flux.

Summary (From Holly's Website):
Terrified that her mother, a schizophrenic and an artist, is a mirror that reflects her own future, sixteen-year-old Aura struggles with her overwhelming desires to both chase artistic pursuits and keep madness at bay. As her mother sinks deeper into the darkness of mental illness, the hunger for a creative outlet keeps drawing Aura toward the depths of her own imagination—the shadows of make-believe that she finds frighteningly similar to her mother’s hallucinations. Convinced that creative equals crazy, Aura shuns her art, and her life unravels in the process.

Paperback, 288 pages
Llewellyn Publications
May 01, 2010
ISBN13: 9780738719269
ISBN: 0738719269


  1. I hadn't heard of this one, it looks really good!

  2. I can't wait for this book! It sounds so great! Awesome pick!

  3. Great pick there girly - I have this one in my Waiting to come out list as well! :)

  4. I'm really excited for this one! Great pick :)

  5. I'm not sure this is my style of book. I don't usually read books like this, but I'll be interested to see what everyone else thinks. Maybe I'll have to give it a shot after all.

  6. Haven't heard of this one before, but it sounds interesting! Thanks for spotlighting it!
    I like the whole mental ilness spin. It was interesting in Darkest Powers, and I'm looking forward to reading Bleeding Violet, so why not add another to my list!

  7. I can't wait for this to come out, it sounds so effin' good!