Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week’s book:
Title: Something in Between
Author: Melissa de la Cruz
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: October 4, 2016
Summary (from Goodreads): When your country doesn’t want you there, how do you know where you belong?
Jasmine de los Santos has been pushed by her Filipino immigrant parents to over-achieve, be the best she can be, work as hard as she can at school and reach for the American Dream. She’s thrilled to be named a finalist for the National Scholarship Award and prepares to go to Washington, D. C. to receive it. But when she brings home the paperwork, she learns that she and all her family are in the country illegally.
As Jasmine’s world shatters around her, she rebels, trying to make sense of herself – who is she? Is she American? Illegal? Something in between? Jasmine decides to accept the award anyway and goes to D.C., where she meets Royce Blakely, the handsome son of a Republican congressman. As she fights for her very identity, will Jasmine find help in unexpected places, and will she ever figure out where she belongs?
Something in Between looks like such an interesting read. I am intrigued by the fact that the main character is Filipino, as this isn’t too common in YA. What really excites me is how Harlequin and Seventeen are creating an imprint together. Admittedly, I have yet to read anything by Melissa de la Cruz, so Something in Between will be an entirely new experience for me!