‘Waiting on’ Wednesday – October 2

This is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. In this post we highlight a book that’s highly anticipated.

The book that I’m waiting on this Wednesday is Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey by Various Authors. The expected publication date is November 12, 2019.

Goodreads Synopsis:

This anthology features stories based on the movie Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Halrey Quinn) Harley Quinn, Black Canary, the Huntress Renee Montoya and Cassandra Cain.

Set after the events of Suicide Squad, the film follows Harley Quinn as she joins forces with Black Canary, the Huntress, and Renee Montoya to save Cassandra Cain from Gotham City crime lord Black Mask. This book will spotlight stories featuring each of these badass Ladies of DC.

What books are you waiting on this week?

Review: Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me

Title: Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me
Author: Mariko Tamaki, Rosemary Valero-O’Connell
Genre: Young Adult, Graphic Novel
Publisher: First Second Books
Source: Library
Format: Ebook
Release Date: May 7, 2019
Rating: ★★★★

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Goodreads Synopsis:

Laura Dean, the most popular girl in high school, was Frederica Riley’s dream girl: charming, confident, and SO cute. There’s just one problem: Laura Dean is maybe not the greatest girlfriend.

Reeling from her latest break up, Freddy’s best friend, Doodle, introduces her to the Seek-Her, a mysterious medium, who leaves Freddy some cryptic parting words: break up with her. But Laura Dean keeps coming back, and as their relationship spirals further out of her control, Freddy has to wonder if it’s really Laura Dean that’s the problem. Maybe it’s Freddy, who is rapidly losing her friends, including Doodle, who needs her now more than ever. Fortunately for Freddy, there are new friends, and the insight of advice columnists like Anna Vice to help her through being a teenager in love.

Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O’Connell bring to life a sweet and spirited tale of young love that asks us to consider what happens when we ditch the toxic relationships we crave to embrace the healthy ones we need.

Review:

This book was a break up story, rather than a love story. Laura Dean kept breaking up with Frederica, but Fred still loved her. Every time Laura decided she wanted to be with Fred, Fred would accept her. However, when Fred spent all her time thinking about Laura, she was neglecting her friends when they needed her most.

There were some tough issues that were in this book. Fred was in an unhealthy relationship, but it was difficult for her to get out of it. It was obvious from the beginning that Laura wasn’t a great person, but Fred loved her. I kept rooting for Fred to figure it out and move on. There was also another character who had an abortion. This could be a trigger warning for some readers.

I loved the art in this book. The images were in black, white, and some light pink. It was a simple design to go with this heavy story.

This was a great story!

What to read next:

This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki, Mariko Tamaki

Kiss Number 8 by Colleen A.F. Venable, Ellen T. Crenshaw

Have you read Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me? What did you think of it?

Top Ten Tuesday – Book Titles With Numbers in Them

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and it is now hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is Book Titles With Numbers in Them. As an added challenge, I decided to choose books that have the numbers from 1 to 10. Here’s my list:

1. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

2. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

3. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

4. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle

5. Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott, Mike Daughtry, Tobias Iaconis

6. Six Goodbyes We Never Said by Candace Ganger

7. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

8. Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary

9. Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

10. Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker

What’s your list of Books with Numbers in them?

(All book cover images from Goodreads)