Waiting on Wednesday: The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which we share a book that we are eagerly anticipating!

The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie OakesPublisher: Dial/Penguin

Author: Stephanie Oakes

Release date: June 9, 2015

Synopsis from Goodreads:

With a harrowing poetic voice, this contemporary page-turner is perfect for fans of Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak, Julie Berry’s All The Truth That’s in Me, and the works of Ellen Hopkins.

The Kevinian cult has taken everything from seventeen-year-old Minnow: twelve years of her life, her family, her ability to trust.

And when she rebelled, they took away her hands, too.

Now their Prophet has been murdered and their camp set aflame, and it’s clear that Minnow knows something—but she’s not talking. As she languishes in juvenile detention, she struggles to un-learn everything she has been taught to believe, adjusting to a life behind bars and recounting the events that led up to her incarceration. But when an FBI detective approaches her about making a deal, Minnow sees she can have the freedom she always dreamed of—if she’s willing to part with the terrible secrets of her past.

The Sacred Lies of Minnow By is a hard-hitting and hopeful story about the dangers of blind faith—and the power of having faith in oneself.

Why I’m excited: Are you kidding? How could I not be excited after that synopsis? Cults, murder, mystery. And she loses her hands?! This just sounds crazy, in the best way. I don’t know if I’ve ever read a book like this, and that is super exciting. I’ve always been interested in religious cults; I’m not sure exactly why, but I’m definitely looking forward to reading The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly. Also, her name is Minnow. I love unique names.

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