Standalone Sunday | #4

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Standalone Sunday is a feature created by Megan @ Bookslayer Reads where each Sunday we will feature a standalone book (not part of a series) that you loved or would recommend!

Nope, you’re not seeing things. This really is my first Standalone Sunday of 2017. Go ahead and pass me the Blogger of the Year award, thanks.

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How to Make a Wish

All seventeen year-old Grace Glasser wants is her own life. A normal life in which she sleeps in the same bed for longer than three months and doesn’t have to scrounge for spare change to make sure the electric bill is paid. Emotionally trapped by her unreliable mother, Maggie, and the tiny cape on which she lives, she focuses on her best friend, her upcoming audition for a top music school in New York, and surviving Maggie’s latest boyfriend—who happens to be Grace’s own ex-boyfriend’s father.

Her attempts to lay low until she graduates are disrupted when she meets Eva, a girl with her own share of ghosts she’s trying to outrun. Grief-stricken and lonely, Eva pulls Grace into midnight adventures and feelings Grace never planned on. When Eva tells Grace she likes girls, both of their worlds open up. But, united by loss, Eva also shares a connection with Maggie. As Grace’s mother spirals downward, both girls must figure out how to love and how to move on. 

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I picked How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake up on a whim when I was in a slump a couple of months ago. I honestly wasn’t expecting to finish it since every book I would pick up during this time, I would put right back down because I wasn’t feeling it.

I devoured this.

 There were certain topics in this book that I was able to relate to and it really helped me get through a moment of my life that was a bit difficult for me. I fell in love with the characters, especially Grace. The writing is beautiful and incredible. There is amazing bisexual rep and a beautiful f/f relationship.

I highly recommend this book. It quickly became an all-time favorite of mine. I’m really wanting to pick up Suffer Love by the same author now, too. If ya’ll have read either of Herring Blake’s books, please let me know if you enjoyed them and we can discuss!

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