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Can’t Wait Wednesday | March 23, 2022

Posted March 23, 2022 by Kait in Bookish Memes, Can't Wait Wednesday / 0 Comments

Happy Wednesday! Originally created by Jill at Breaking The Spine, Waiting on Wednesday was adapted to Can’t Wait Wednesday by Tressa at Wishful Endings. It is a weekly meme that spotlights upcoming releases that I’m eagerly anticipating!

This week’s Can’t Wait Wednesday book is…

Can’t Wait Wednesday | March 23, 2022The Many Half-Lived Lives of Sam Sylvester by Maya MacGregor
Published on May 3, 2022 by Boyd Mills Press
Genres: Contemporary, Mystery, Queer, Thriller, YA
Pages: 352
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Sam Sylvester's not overly optimistic about their recent move to the small town of Astoria, Oregon after a traumatic experience in their last home in the rural Midwest.
Yet Sam's life seems to be on the upswing after meeting several new friends and a potential love interest in Shep, the pretty neighbor. However, Sam can't seem to let go of what might have been, and is drawn to investigate the death of a teenage boy in 1980s Astoria. Sam's convinced he was murdered--especially since Sam's investigation seems to resurrect some ghosts in the town.
Threatening notes and figures hidden in shadows begin to disrupt Sam's life. Yet Sam continues to search for the truth. When Sam discovers that they may be closer to a killer than previously known, Sam has a difficult decision to make. Would they risk their new life for a half-lived one?

About Maya MacGregor

Maya MacGregor is an author, singer, and artist based in Glasgow, Scotland. A fluent Gaelic speaker, Maya is active in many community activities in Gaelic music as well as writing contemporary YA and adult fiction (as Emmie Mears and M Evan MacGriogair). Maya has a degree in history and is passionate about writing the stories for teens they wish had existed when they were younger and fills them with the type of people who have always populated their world. Their pronouns are they/them.

THE MANY HALF-LIVED LIVES OF SAM SYLVESTER is Maya’s first YA novel, and they are working on another they hope to share with you soon.

Like Sam, Maya is autistic. Also like Sam, Maya spent much of life learning to mask autistic behaviors. Some of Maya’s special interests are:

Gaelic (which you can now learn on Duolingo!)
Dragon Age (especially Dragon Age Inquisition!)
Gaelic song and poetry

  • after I finished Ellen Outside the Lines, I was thinking about what I wanted to read next, and what I really wanted was another queer, autistic character.
  • and at first I was sad, because I couldn’t think of any. at least, not any where it is canon that the character is both queer and autistic.
  • and THEN I remembered that this book exists!!! and now I’m super excited to read it!!!!
  • Ellen Outside the Lines by AJ Sass
  • Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
  • The Game by Linsey Miller

I AM SO EXCITED for this book! What upcoming books are you excited to read? Let me know in the comments and have a splendiferous week!

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