Wednesday, November 23, 2016

When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie Mclemore

Book synopsis(via Goodreads):

To everyone who knows them, best friends Miel and Sam are as strange as they are inseparable. Roses grow out of Miel’s wrist, and rumors say that she spilled out of a water tower when she was five. Sam is known for the moons he paints and hangs in the trees, and for how little anyone knows about his life before he and his mother moved to town. But as odd as everyone considers Miel and Sam, even they stay away from the Bonner girls, four beautiful sisters rumored to be witches. Now they want the roses that grow from Miel’s skin, convinced that their scent can make anyone fall in love. And they’re willing to use every secret Miel has fought to protect to make sure she gives them up.

***Many thanks to Net Galley and St. Martin's press for the advanced reader's copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.***

This insomniac's opinion:

The writing in this novel is so beautiful at times that it is almost painful. Yet, it was so fantastical in parts that it was unbelievable. I am torn in rating it. Some of the paragraphs were stunning and lovely and read them over multiple times just to hear the words on my tongue again. However, it didn't all mesh up well together and by the end I was rather happy to turn the final page. 

Note: The author's note at the end was five stars alone and made me weep. Don't pass that up at the end. 


3 stars- some may love it, others may not. 

Worth staying up all night to read?


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