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Title: When the Moon was Ours
Author: Anna-Marie McLemore
Release Date: October 4, 2016
Publisher: Thomas Dunne/St. Martin's Griffin (Macmillan imprint)
When the Moon Was Ours follows two characters through a story that has multicultural elements and magical realism, but also has central LGBT themes—a transgender boy, the best friend he’s falling in love with, and both of them deciding how they want to define themselves.
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.
Yet another fall book that a piece of my reader's soul craves. Magical realism? YES. Queer characters? YES. Multicultural diversity? YES. And I'm so intrigued by the plot, by Miel and Sam, by the magic and the implications and the motives of the Bonner girls. Every time I see this cover I'm reminded of how much I want to read this and that I still need to read Anna-Marie's first book.