Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday(81): Poet X & The Truth Beneath the Lies

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine and specifically spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. As always, there are some amazing upcoming books, but this week we're particularly excited for.. 

Title:  Poet X
Author: Elizabeth Acevedo 
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: March 6th 2018 

A young girl in Harlem discovers slam poetry as a way to understand her mother’s religion and her own relationship to the world. Debut novel of renowned slam poet Elizabeth Acevedo.

Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking.

But Xiomara has plenty she wants to say, and she pours all her frustration and passion onto the pages of a leather notebook, reciting the words to herself like prayers—especially after she catches feelings for a boy in her bio class named Aman, who her family can never know about. With Mami’s determination to force her daughter to obey the laws of the church, Xiomara understands that her thoughts are best kept to herself.

So when she is invited to join her school’s slam poetry club, she doesn’t know how she could ever attend without her mami finding out, much less speak her words out loud. But still, she can’t stop thinking about performing her poems.
Because in the face of a world that may not want to hear her, Xiomara refuses to be silent.

Look at that cover it is absolutely gorgeous!! March of 2018 is so far away I can't wait to read Poet X. Untill it comes out check out some of Elizabeth Acevedo's slam poetry.


Title: The Truth Beneath the Lies
Author: Amanda Searcy
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release Date:  December 12th, 2017

Fight or Flight. 

All Kayla Asher wants to do is run. Run from the government housing complex she calls home. Run from her unstable mother. Run from a desperate job at No Limit Foods. Run to a better, cleaner, safer life. Every day is one day closer to leaving. 

All Betsy Hopewell wants to do is survive. Survive the burner phone hidden under her bed. Survive her new rules. Survive a new school with new classmates. Survive being watched. Every minute grants her another moment of life.  
But when fate brings Kayla and Betsy together, only one girl will live.

Definitely have to read, loving the plot, can't wait to read!! The cover screams girl fight/sisterly bonding/fight to the death!!! This is Amanda's debut novel, be sure to check out her website.

So that's what we're waiting on this Wednesday. 
          How about you? Leave a link and let us know :)

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