Happy Wednesday, guys!
Today, our WoW is Something in Between by Melissa De La Cruz!
Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. It’s a weekly meme that allows bloggers to talk about what upcoming book they’re most looking forward to read!
Expected publication: September 27th 2016 by Harlequin Teen
And then everything shatters. A national scholar award invitation compels her parents to reveal the truth: their visas expired years ago. Her entire family is illegal. That means no scholarships, maybe no college at all and the very real threat of deportation.
For the first time, Jasmine rebels, trying all those teen things she never had time for in the past. Even as she's trying to make sense of her new world, it's turned upside down by Royce Blakely, the charming son of a high-ranking congressman. Jasmine no longer has any idea where—or if—she fits into the American Dream. All she knows is that she's not giving up. Because when the rules you lived by no longer apply, the only thing to do is make up your own.
Why I'm waiting:
Ok, but seriously. Melissa is great and I love her writing. She's great at fantasy, but she's genuinely awesome at contemporary too. I also can't wait to see how she tackles a prevalent, public issue - undocumented immigration and the DREAM Act - so this is right up my alley!
About the author:
Melissa de la Cruz is the #1 New York Times, #1 Publishers Weekly and #1 Indie Bound bestselling author of many critically acclaimed and award-winning novels for readers of all ages. Her books have also topped the USA TODAY, Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times bestseller lists, and they have been published in more than twenty countries.
A former fashion and beauty editor, Melissa has written for the New York Times, Marie Claire, Harper's Bazaar, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Allure, the San Francisco Chronicle, McSweeney's, Teen Vogue, CosmoGirl! and Seventeen. She has also appeared as an expert on fashion, trends and fame for CNN, E! and Fox News.
Melissa grew up in Manila and moved to San Francisco with her family, where she graduated high school salutatorian from the Convent of the Sacred Heart. At Columbia University she majored in art history and English. Today she lives in Los Angeles and Palm Springs with her husband and daughter.