18 October, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: A Line in the Dark by Malinda Lo

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. Today we are waiting for A Line in the Dark by Malinda Lo!

New YA Mystery book with LGBT characters!

Publication date: October 18th, 2017
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers

The line between best friend and something more is a line always crossed in the dark.

Jess Wong is Angie Redmond’s best friend. And that’s the most important thing, even if Angie can’t see how Jess truly feels. Being the girl no one quite notices is OK with Jess anyway. While nobody notices her, she’s free to watch everyone else. But when Angie begins to fall for Margot Adams, a girl from the nearby boarding school, Jess can see it coming a mile away. Suddenly her powers of observation are more curse than gift.

As Angie drags Jess further into Margot’s circle, Jess discovers more than her friend’s growing crush. Secrets and cruelty lie just beneath the carefree surface of this world of wealth and privilege, and when they come out, Jess knows Angie won’t be able to handle the consequences.

When the inevitable darkness finally descends, Angie will need her best friend.

“It doesn’t even matter that she probably doesn’t understand how much she means to me. It’s purer this way. She can take whatever she wants from me, whenever she wants it, because I’m her best friend.”

A Line in the Dark is a story of love, loyalty, and murder.

Listen, it's not always that we get a YA Contemporary featuring mystery/crimes + LGBT characters (and even rarer that they're female LGBTs) so HURRAY for this book! It was just released, fresh book just in time for Halloween season!
What do you think? Do you like the synopsis? What about the cover? I think the cover is cool. Simple but powerful and kind of creepy.

Are you excited about A Line in the Dark?


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