Welcome back to our regularly scheduled programming! After an intense two month revision process during Pitch Wars, I’ve recovered from my burn out and am here to fangirl over books!
Waiting on Wednesday Theme: Dark contemporary!
In this dark kissing book, high school senior Zephyr Doyle is swept off her feet—and into an intense relationship—by the new boy in school.
Zephyr is focused. Focused on leading her team to the field hockey state championship and leaving her small town for her dream school, Boston College.
But love has a way of changing things.
Enter the new boy in school: the hockey team’s starting goaltender, Alec. He’s cute, charming, and most important, Alec doesn’t judge Zephyr. He understands her fears and insecurities—he even shares them. Soon, their relationship becomes something bigger than Zephyr, something she can’t control, something she doesn’t want to control.
Zephyr swears it must be love. Because love is powerful, and overwhelming, and…terrifying?
But love shouldn’t make you abandon your dreams, or push your friends away. And love shouldn’t make you feel guilty—or worse, ashamed.
So when Zephyr finally begins to see Alec for who he really is, she knows it’s time to take back control of her life.
If she waits any longer, it may be too late.
I think that summary sufficiently explains how much awesome this book is going to be, but if you need some more convincing, I’m happy to oblige.
- DARK KISSING BOOK!
- Subversion of The New Kid in School trope!
- Girls playing sports!
And on a more serious level, I really want to see a story that handles abusive relationships and portrays it for what it is. Not something romantic. Not something wonderful. I don’t want to see it excused like it is so many times, not only in reality, but in books and movies, too.
The majority of abusive relationships happen in your teenage years and early 20s, mostly because it’s still during the age of development. It is so important that young girls and boys are taught about healthy relationships and dynamics. Especially girls, who oftentimes feel like they must be in a relationship because of societal pressure and struggle with self-esteem issues.
You matter. You do not have to ‘settle.’
I’m looking forward to seeing Zephyr discover this and fight for herself. I mean… I’m assuming she does. And I’m here for this.
Side note! Look at the cover! I love minimalist covers and I feel like the smudged lipstick outside the lines and the rust on the purple like a stain says so much. I can’t wait to pet this book. And cry.
— Michella (@Mic_Domenici) November 17, 2015
Look for my review in January as part of THE GIRL WHO FELL blog tour, organized by Brittany!
Are you excited for THE GIRL WHO FELL? Do you like the cover? Do you think this book will break you with feels? Comment below.
See you Friday!