I received this book for free from Publisher on NetGallery in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore
Published by Thomas Dunne on October 4th 2016
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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.
“When the Moon was Ours” by Anna-Marie McLemore is a beautiful book. McLemore is a beautiful writer. Her words are gorgeous on the page. Unfortunately, I didn’t love this book. This book is odd and I can’t put my finger on it but I just didn’t like the story-line. I didn’t fall in love with the characters. When everything is said and done, this book wasn’t for me but the writing is beautiful.