Waiting on Wednesday: The Gallery of Unfinished Girls by Lauren Karcz

Posted February 15, 2017 by Madalyn || 8 Comments

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.

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Waiting on Wednesday: The Gallery of Unfinished Girls by Lauren KarczThe Gallery of Unfinished Girls by Lauren Karcz
Published by HarperTeen on July 25th 2017
Pages: 352

Mercedes Moreno is an artist. At least, she thinks she could be, even though she hasn't been able to paint anything worthwhile since her award-winning piece Food Poisoning #1 last year.
Her lack of inspiration might be because her abuela is lying comatose in faraway Puerto Rico after suffering a stroke. Or the fact that Mercedes is in love with her best friend, Victoria, but is too afraid to admit her true feelings.
Despite Mercedes’s creative block, art starts to show up in unexpected ways. A piano appears on her front lawn one morning, and a mysterious new neighbor invites Mercedes to paint with her at the Red Mangrove Estate.
At the Estate, Mercedes can create in ways she never has before. She can share her deepest secrets and feel safe. But Mercedes can't take anything out of the Estate, including her new-found clarity. As her life continues to crumble around her, the Estate offers more solace than she could hope for. But Mercedes can’t live both lives forever, and ultimately she must choose between this perfect world of art and truth and a much messier reality.

why i’m waiting

Honestly, The Gallery of Unfinished Girls sounds like my ideal book. Magical realism + f/f rep? Say no more! Plus, I think the author is local to me, which always makes me even more excited to read an already-highly-anticipated release.


Are you also looking forward to The Gallery of Unfinished Girls? What book are you waiting on this week?

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Madalyn is a 20-something music student and lifelong lover of reading. When she's not reading or singing, you're likely to find her drinking coffee, traveling, or buying more lipstick than one person could possibly need.
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  • I love the sound of this book. And Magical realism is really my thing so I definitely want to read it when the book releases.

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    • Same! I adore magical realism and I’m always excited for more YA magical realism stories!

  • I HAVE A COPY! I saw it on Edelweiss and I was like YASSS and grabbed it immediately. XD

    • Ahhhhh! Jealous! I requested it on EW, but HarperCollins never approves me, so I’ll probably end up waiting until release to read it. I hope you enjoy this one, Bee! I can’t wait to hear your thoughts. 🙂

  • What a great cover! I feel like I’ve been so disconnected when it comes to YA Summer ’17 novels. This one flew right under my radar. It sounds like a great magical realism novel. I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a wonderful week, Madalyn. =)

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  • Morgan @ The Bookish Beagle

    I haven’t heard of this book before, it sounds really interesting!