Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine in which we discuss our most anticipated YA releases!
I’m pretty excited about the release of Beast by Brie Spangler, a book which not only has elements of one of my favourite romance troupes (beauty and the beast is the best cheesy cliche) but also features a transgender character!
Synopsis taken from Goodreads
Tall, meaty, muscle-bound, and hairier than most throw rugs, Dylan doesn’t look like your average fifteen-year-old, so, naturally, high school has not been kind to him. To make matters worse, on the day his school bans hats (his preferred camouflage), Dylan goes up on his roof only to fall and wake up in the hospital with a broken leg—and a mandate to attend group therapy for self-harmers.
Dylan vows to say nothing and zones out at therapy—until he meets Jamie. She’s funny, smart, and so stunning, even his womanizing best friend, JP, would be jealous. She’s also the first person to ever call Dylan out on his self-pitying and superficiality. As Jamie’s humanity and wisdom begin to rub off on Dylan, they become more than just friends. But there is something Dylan doesn’t know about Jamie, something she shared with the group the day he wasn’t listening. Something that shouldn’t change a thing. She is who she’s always been—an amazing photographer and devoted friend, who also happens to be transgender. But will Dylan see it that way?
Sounds pretty amazing, right? It also has a pretty amazing cover, which is always a bonus.
And we don’t even have that long to wait;
Release date: October 11th 2016