Waiting on Wednesday: As I Descended by Robin Talley

Posted August 31, 2016 by Madalyn || 4 Comments

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Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. It’s a feature where we show-off one of our most anticipated reads of the year. Where we tend to add more books to your never-ending TBR.

Madalyn’s waiting on…

Waiting on Wednesday: As I Descended by Robin TalleyAs I Descended by Robin Talley
Published by HarperTeen on September 6th 2016
Pages: 384

Maria Lyon and Lily Boiten are their school’s ultimate power couple—even if no one knows it but them.
Only one thing stands between them and their perfect future: campus superstar Delilah Dufrey.
Golden child Delilah is a legend at the exclusive Acheron Academy, and the presumptive winner of the distinguished Cawdor Kingsley Prize. She runs the school, and if she chose, she could blow up Maria and Lily’s whole world with a pointed look, or a carefully placed word.
But what Delilah doesn’t know is that Lily and Maria are willing to do anything—absolutely anything—to make their dreams come true. And the first step is unseating Delilah for the Kingsley Prize. The full scholarship, awarded to Maria, will lock in her attendance at Stanford―and four more years in a shared dorm room with Lily.
Maria and Lily will stop at nothing to ensure their victory—including harnessing the dark power long rumored to be present on the former plantation that houses their school.
But when feuds turn to fatalities, and madness begins to blur the distinction between what’s real and what is imagined, the girls must decide where they draw the line.
From acclaimed author Robin Talley comes a Shakespeare-inspired story of revenge and redemption, where fair is foul, and foul is fair.


 Okay, okay, I know I don’t have much longer to wait for this one (it comes out next week– eep!), but I’ve been anticipating this book for months on end! As I Descended is a retelling of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, set in a Southern boarding school, with all four POVs from LGBTQ+ characters. Plus, there are ghosts and other paranormal elements. Sign. Me. Up. (Also, THAT COVER, THOUGH.) I’ve wanted to pick up one of Talley’s works for a while, and it seems as though she basically wrote my dream book with this one.

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