Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (29) The Secrets of Lily Graves

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 10:58 AM with 20 comments
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. Click the link to see the original post plus a whole slew of links to other blogs. After you read this one, of course.

The Secrets of Lilly Graves

Author: Sarah Strohmeyer
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release Date: May 13, 2014

Synopsis from Goodreads:
With the intrigue of Pretty Little Liars and plenty of romance, bestselling author Sarah Strohmeyer weaves a story of secrets and lies—set in a funeral parlor.

Growing up in a house of female morticians, Lily Graves knows all about buried secrets. She knows that perfect senior-class president Erin Donohue isn’t what she seems. She knows why Erin’s ex-boyfriend, hot football player Matt Houser, broke up with her. And she also knows that, even though she says she and Matt are just friends, there is something brewing between them—something Erin definitely did not like.

But secrets, even ones that are long buried, have a way of returning to haunt their keeper.

So when Erin is found dead the day after attacking Lily in a jealous rage, Lily's and Matt’s safe little lives, and the lives of everyone in their town of Potsdam, begin to unravel. And their relationship—which grew from innocent after-school tutoring sessions to late-night clandestine rendezvous—makes them both suspects.

As her world crumbles around her, Lily must figure out the difference between truth and deception, genuine love and a web of lies. And she must do it quickly, before the killer claims another victim.
Why I'm Excited:

Holy moly, this sounds amazing! As most of you know, I absolutely adore a good YA mystery and this one sounds amazing. I thought Ms. Strohmeyer's last book, How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True, was a bit too cutsey and unrealistic (although certainly a quick, fun read), and I'm so happy to see her taking this darker turn. A family of female morticians! A dead class president! A romance! I wants it now. I'm going to be checking EW like a fiend for this one.

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  1. This one sounds so dark and twisted! I'm gonna have to read this one for sure!

  2. This one sounds kind of interesting, as well as a little morbid with the setting!

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

  3. I hadn't heard of this one, but I definitely like the premise. So unique...a family of female morticians. And not that many YA murder mysteries. Great pick! ~Pam

  4. I was going to feature this book for my WoW this week, but changed my mind last minute haha. But yes! This book sounds pretty awesome/morbid! Sometimes a little dark is good ;) Awesome pick, thanks for sharing!

    Bookmunchies' WoW (:

  5. I'm definitely curious to read this book, it sounds like it's going to be a great read. :D

    My WoW :)

    Jackie @Jackie's Book World

  6. Yeah, I'm totally adding this to my TBR pile, it sounds AWESOME. I'm so intrigued by the synopsis, I love a good murder mystery. Thanks for the introduction!

    My WoW

  7. Cool pick! I'm also looking forward to reading this one.
    Here is My WOW

  8. I'm excited to read this one! It seems like the PLL type mystery is becoming quite popular in YA (no surprise there), so it'll be interesting to see how/if this one sets itself apart from the others.

  9. This sounds really interesting! I'll have to add it to my tbr. Thanks for sharing.
    My WoW

  10. I feel like this has the potential to be really good or just really over the top and ridiculous. I agree with you about her last book (I'm too lazy to type out the title :)), but I feel like if she took some of the lightness of Zoe and combined it with such a dark subject and a mystery it could really work. Adding it to my TBR!

  11. This sounds really interesting. Great pick.
    New follower :)
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    Xoxo. Daisel @ Owl Always Be Reading

  12. A mystery romance? This does sound good! I like the author too, so I'll have to keep this in mind for when it's released =) Nice choice!

  13. I'm so excited for this one, too! Sounds like a great mystery and Lily and her family of female morticians sounds really intriguing!

  14. This one does sound good--I've never heard of it, so I'll be adding it to my TBR list. I like the unique premise--hopefully it doesn't disappoint. Great pick, Natalie!

  15. This book sounds SO GOOD. The perfect mix of contemporary romance and dark murder mystery. Definitely going to be stalking EW right along with you!! ;D

  16. Holy COW! This looks so incredible! How have I not heard of this before?! Thanks so much for spotlighting this book, I'm adding it to my TBR list right away. Why can't it be released sooner?! I'm literally now lost for words - so I'll go now.
    Thanks for stopping by my WoW post! :)
    Happy Reading! ^.^

    Tiffa @ The British Book Nerd

  17. Very interesting WoW pick! I'm definitely adding it to my list. Lurves me a good ya mystery! lol Great pick!

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW post earlier!

    Wendy @ Escape Into Fiction

  18. Natalie! Seriously. I need to know where you find out about all these awesome books! GIRL. I add a new book to my TBR ever single week I come here! LOL. I love it!

  19. Oh my, how didn't I know about this?! Awesome choice! :) I love her books. I keep finding so many good books coming out in 2014!
    Bella @ Ciao Bella

  20. I love a good mystery, too! I also love how all of these covers are similar, but I think this is definitely my favorite so far.


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