Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Dreamers Often Lie by Jacqueline West

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine to spotlight upcoming books.

This week, I can't wait to read...

Dreamers Often Lie by Jacqueline West

Release date: April 5th, 2016
Publisher: Dial Books
Goodreads link: (click here)

Description from Goodreads

Liar meets Romeo and Juliet in this Shakespeare-inspired young adult novel about whether to trust yourself when everyone is telling you your instincts are wrong—for fans of Holly Black, Laini Taylor, and Black Swan, by New York Times bestselling author Jacqueline West.

Julia wakes up in the hospital, disoriented, and beset by a slippery morphing of reality into something else. She repeatedly sees a boy who she feels like she knows—but that’s impossible. Determined to get back to school and back to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in which she’s starring, she lies to her sister, her mom, and her doctors—she’s fine, she says. She’s fine, she’s fine, she’s fine. But then on her first day back, she takes a seat in class . . . next to the mysterious boy. Queasy with anxiety (“I can’t see you,” she hisses at him, “because you’re not really here“), Julia realizes this boy is, in fact, real. And he has no idea what she’s talking about. Caught between this fascinating, empathetic new kid and her childhood friend turned recent love interest, Julia begins to notice unnerving similarities between her circumstances and those of some of Shakespeare’s most famous plays. Secret kisses, tingling banter, and clandestine meet-ups give way to darker, muddier incidents. As things escalate to a frightening pitch, how much of what’s happening is real, how much is in Julia’s head, and how much does it matter as she’s hurtling toward a fateful end over which she seems to have no control?

Why I'm excited:

Um...Shakespeare meets Holly Black, Laini Taylor and Black Swan? Count me in! I am so intrigued by the description of this book. It sounds like a really unique read that will hopefully keep me guessing. I love the idea of Shakespearean banter taking over reality, too. I've had those dreams before (seriously!). I can't wait ot get to the bottom of this mystery!

What are you waiting to read?

<3 Michelle


  1. Wow this sounds really interesting! I've never heard of it before, but I'm definitely watching out for it. Nice pick!

    Christina @ Books & Prejudice

  2. That cover is just awesome! And it sounds very good! Okay, off to Goodreads to add it.
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  3. Ooh seems so dark and intriguing. I love the cover too. This looks really interesting. Thanks for bringing it to my attention :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

  4. Okay, this one does sound good! I have my eye on a couple Romeo & Juliet retellings already, so I can definitely add this to the list! :D

    Here's my Wow!

  5. Woah! This combination sounds seriously awesome^^ I'd never heard of this before so THANK YOU for bringing it to my attention :D I hope that you'll LOVE IT when you get your hands on it^^ xx

  6. Oh never heard of this one. Sounds good! Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

  7. Oh wow this sounds sooo good! Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

  8. Whoa this looks intense, awesome pick!
    Have an amazing Wednesday!

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  9. Ooh, now this sounds like a good read, adding this to my TBR!

  10. It Does sound intriguing! Thanks for sharing!
    And Thank you for visiting too!

  11. Looks and sounds amazing. I haven't seen it before and definitely will keep my eyes open for it.

  12. Wow this sounds FANTASTIC. I have never heard of it before but that summary totally got me. And the cover. I'm ready for this one. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Oh my god, I need this! It sounds absolutely fantastic! :D

  14. I needed this as soon as I saw the freaking cover! The synopsis just made me want it even more. Definitely adding this to my TBR list and hopefully I won't hype myself up for it too much! Thanks for sharing :)

  15. This looks SO interesting!
    Thanks for stopping by our blog :)

    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

  16. This book sounds so AMAZING!
    Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the book!

  17. Oooo... This sounds really good. Thanks for sharing! XD

  18. This book looks awesome! I will have to add to my list too! Thanks for sharing.

  19. Ooh, I'm with you! I haven't heard of it, but I NEED it. Love love love the idea of Shakespeare coming into life! Awesome pick! :D

    Rachel @ Paper Cuts