Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights forthcoming releases which we're particularly excited about and looking forward to.
So, as was announced a few days back, I'm ready to start WoW again at The Regal Critiques and I'm here with my first ever post- hope you like it!
The First Time She Drowned by Kerry Kletter.
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.
Well, to start with- the title is super-intriguing. What do they mean by the first time she drowned- if this is the first time, will there be more? A sequel perhaps? And does this mean drowning in a literal sense or some other way? The cover sure hints at a literal drowning, but I daresay that's not what it means if the blurb is anything to go by.
Speaking of the blurb, it sure sounds interesting. Books about mental illnesses always manage to catch my attention, and this one promises some really great portrayals of the relationship between the protagonist and her mother too, not to mention the process of learning to love oneself again. That's a LOT of things to look forward to!
Also written on the cover is that it's a "keep-you-up-all-night heart-wrencher that is painful and raw, beautiful and uplifting". In short, it sounds exactly the kind of book I'd go for- if you know anything about me at all, you'd know that I love books like this, so yeah. Give me this heart-wrenching book that would keep me up all night already, please!
What about you? Does this book sound like something YOU would pick up?
I'd love to know what you think in the comments below!