Waiting on Wednesday | #33


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.

The Gallery of Unfinished Girls by Lauren Karcz

The Gallery of Unfinished Girls

It will be released on July 25, 2017, by HarperTeen. It has a Bisexual Puerto Rican main character. I am not 100% but I believe the book also has an f/f relationship.

I cannot wait for this book. I don’t really hear a lot about this book on either Twitter, blogs, and/or BookTube. I hope I am able to find reviews and see what’s up. However, with or without reviews of others, I am looking forward to reading this. 

I love the cover! It’s so different from other YA books. I love the flamingos, the leaves and the black and white square. I can’t wait to see what’s inside of the book. I hope the naked cover is pink like the flamingos! 

Mercedes Moreno is an artist. At least, she thinks she could be, even though she hasn’t been able to paint anything worthwhile since her award-winning piece Food Poisoning #1 last year.

Her lack of inspiration might be because her abuela is lying comatose in faraway Puerto Rico after suffering a stroke. Or the fact that Mercedes is in love with her best friend, Victoria, but is too afraid to admit her true feelings.

Despite Mercedes’s creative block, art starts to show up in unexpected ways. A piano appears on her front lawn one morning, and a mysterious new neighbor invites Mercedes to paint with her at the Red Mangrove Estate.

At the Estate, Mercedes can create in ways she never has before. She can share her deepest secrets and feel safe. But Mercedes can’t take anything out of the Estate, including her new-found clarity. As her life continues to crumble around her, the Estate offers more solace than she could hope for. But Mercedes can’t live both lives forever, and ultimately she must choose between this perfect world of art and truth and a much messier reality.


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