Waiting on Wednesday – When We Were Animals

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to let us share our excitement for books coming out soon.

I’m a sucker for dark books, and something about this just calls to me to read it!

Title: When We Were Animals

Author: Joshua Gaylord

Expected publication: April 21st 2015 by

Publisher: Mulholland Books




A small, quiet Midwestern town, which is unremarkable save for one fact: when the teenagers reach a certain age, they run wild.
When Lumen Fowler looks back on her childhood, she wouldn’t have guessed she would become a kind suburban wife, a devoted mother. In fact, she never thought she would escape her small and peculiar hometown. When We Were Animals is Lumen’s confessional: as a well-behaved and over-achieving teenager, she fell beneath the sway of her community’s darkest, strangest secret. For one year, beginning at puberty, every resident “breaches” during the full moon. On these nights, adolescents run wild, destroying everything in their path.
Lumen resists. Promising her father she will never breach, she investigates the mystery of her community’s traditions and the stories erased from the town record. But the more we learn about the town’s past, the more we realize that Lumen’s memories are harboring secrets of their own.
A gothic coming-of-age tale for modern times, When We Were Animals is a dark, provocative journey into the American heartland.

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8 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday – When We Were Animals”

  1. OMG you and Lynn are killing me going on about these upcoming Mulholland Books that look so good (Lynn brought up The Doll Maker the other day). I have auto approval from them on NetGalley and it’s taking everything in me not to reach out and push that request button. But…but…this one does sound amazing. Help!
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  2. Ahem – yes, about that – I did request it. I’m trying very hard to get my % up but then keep seeing such tempting goodies – ‘bad Netgalley – bad!!!’
    Or, bad me – 🙁
    Come on though – ‘gothic coming of age’ – I’m just a complete pushover for the word ‘gothic’!
    Lynn 😀
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