Waiting on Wednesday | #21


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.

Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert

Little & Lion

It will be released on August 8, 2017, by Little Brown.

I don’t think I heard hype on this book, maybe a bit. I found out about this book in passing on Twitter. This book is a contemporary fiction on how mental illness and the trolls it has on the family, touches on how highs and lows that Lionel has to deal with bipolar. Suzette is a bisexual Jewish black girl that wants to help her brother but is also struggling with her own identity while she is in Massachusetts and learn how to be truly herself when she is back home in California. I heard that this book even has parents involved! 

I am so excited about this book. I only have to wait till August… yeah. 

I love the cover. It is so beautiful. I love the typography as well as the drawings of a book and flowers. I love how the colors somehow work together, not against each other. 

A stunning novel on love, loss, identity, and redemption, from Publishers Weekly Flying Start author Brandy Colbert

When Suzette comes home to Los Angeles from her boarding school in New England, she isn’t sure if she’ll ever want to go back. L.A. is where her friends and family are (along with her crush, Emil). And her stepbrother, Lionel, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, needs her emotional support.

But as she settles into her old life, Suzette finds herself falling for someone new…the same girl her brother is in love with. When Lionel’s disorder spirals out of control, Suzette is forced to confront her past mistakes and find a way to help her brother before he hurts himself — or worse.


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