Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Waiting on The First Time She Drowned by Kerry Kletter

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine. It spotlights soon to be released books that can't come quick enough!

I can't wait to read...

The First Time She Drowned by Kerry Kletter

Publisher: Point
Publication Date: 15 March 2016
Pre-Order: Amazon | The Book Depository | Dymocks Australia

The beautiful struggle of a girl desperate for the one relationship that has caused her the most pain

Cassie O'Malley has spent the past two and a half years in a mental institution—dumped there by her mother, against her will. Now, at 18, Cassie emancipates herself, determined to start over. She attends college, forms new friendships, and even attempts to start fresh with her mother. But before long, their unhealthy relationship threatens to pull Cassie under once again. As Cassie struggles to reclaim her life, childhood memories persist and confuse, and Cassie must consider whose version of history is real, and more important, whose life she must save.

A bold, literary story about the fragile complexities of mothers and daughters and learning to love oneself, The First Time She Drowned reminds us that we must dive deep into our pasts if we are ever to move forward.
(summary from Goodreads)

This one has a lot of great praise and I'm really looking forward to it. Apparently it has lyrical prose and is for fans of contemporary, and that screams me! Plus look at that cover. Beautiful!

What book is calling you?


  1. That cover is beautiful, and the blurb is soooo compelling and heartbreaking too I think... this one's going to hurt isn't it? Here's mine:

  2. That's a new to me one! Doesn't sound like my kind of read but still hope you enjoy it once you read it!

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  3. I love the cover and it sounds really interesting. I don't read a lot of contemporaries but I do hope you enjoy it.

  4. This is the first that I've heard of this one but it sounds pretty good.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian