Waiting on Wednesday: The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine where the participants tell their readers about an upcoming release they are waiting to read. This week I've picked The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes.

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.

I love novels with lyrical prose, and just the sound of this book is enough to captivate me - it's definitely unique!

Releasing 9th June 2015


  1. D= OMG. This book isn't what I'd normally read but it's so interesting. Gonna put it on the TBR thanks for sharing!

  2. I had no idea about this one Eugenia, but it sounds absolutely fascinating and unique! Definitely going to have to put this on my TBR and give it a try when it releases. Thanks for putting it on my radar! :D

    1. Glad to hear you think so Zoe - I can't wait to read it!


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