Waiting On Wednesday

bad-romanceTitle: Bad Romance

Author: Heather Demetrios

Book: Hardcover, 368 pages

Expected Publication: June 13th 2017

Publisher: Henry Holt & Co.

Genre: Contemporary/Young Adult



Grace wants out. Out of her house, where her stepfather wields fear like a weapon and her mother makes her scrub imaginary dirt off the floors. Out of her California town, too small to contain her big city dreams. Out of her life, and into the role of Parisian artist, New York directorโ€”anything but scared and alone.

Enter Gavin: charming, talented, adored. Controlling. Dangerous. When Grace and Gavin fall in love, Grace is sure it’s too good to be true. She has no idea their relationship will become a prison she’s unable to escape.

Deeply affecting and unflinchingly honest, this is a story about spiraling into darknessโ€”and emerging into the light again.


Bad Romance instantly caught my attention with its decaying flowers on the cover and it’s Gaga-esque title. My guess was right, this story is about abusive relationships. Although in the Goodreads synopsis we are made aware of the main protagonists abusive relationship with her love interest, it is the step-father/daughter relationship that made me add this one to my TBR. The description “wields fear like a weapon” sticks out the most. I’m hoping for some in depth character development/exploration, a realistic account of toxic relationships & its after effects and lastly i’m interested in the outcome. Of course i’m hoping for a positive outcome but i’m curious as to how it will be handled by the author.

What are you wonderful Bookish Peeps waiting on this Wednesday? Are any of you planning on reading Bad Romance?…gosh I can’t get Gaga’s song out of my head now

Author: LairOfBooks

"I didn't choose the Book Life, the Book Life chose me"

33 thoughts on “Waiting On Wednesday”

    1. LOL I’ve never read anything by this author, Dark Caravan sounds like Fantasy? I don’t read many contemps, but when I do they are usually darker themes like this one. Thank you for stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚


      1. I started doing this with This Savage Song which I listened to Dark Violin (instrumentals) & it totally set the vibe for that book lol. I’m currently listening to Russian folk songs while reading The Bear and The Nightingale lol, love it! Smh

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      2. I don’t think I could do different playlists for different books, I read too many for there to be enough space on my iPod for all of them. I may do different playlists for different authors, and maybe some playlists for eagerly anticipated books as well. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’• it does sound like it has the potential to be an impactful read, well at least that’s what I’m hoping for *fingers crossed* ๐Ÿ’•


  1. The cover of this one is gorgeous! And darker themes in a YA contemporary definitely piques my interest. I’m curious to see how it might be handled, too! I’ll definitely be adding it to my TBR ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks for sharing this one!

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  2. I completely forgot about this book! I heard about it awhile ago when the cover was first revealed and thought it sounded really interesting so thanks for reminding me about it, haha.

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  3. I didn’t know Heather Demetrios was publishing another book soon!! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ
    I loved her book I’ll Meet You There so much. This one definitely seems on a whole different spectrum from that book, however. I can’t wait to see how the author handles it as well. This is definitely going straight on my TBR for this year. Also, now I can’t stop singing Bad Romance. I actually didn’t think about it until you mentioned Lady Gaga ๐Ÿ˜‚. Great pick, Lilly! ๐Ÿ’•


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