Standalone Sunday // When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore

Greetings, my beautiful peeps! I’ve missed y’all so much!!

In case any of you are wondering where I’ve been… life’s been a little (ok, maybe a lot) crazy lately… and definitely super busy. There was Easter, lots of tournaments, and then Thunder Over Louisville (the kick-off to the Kentucky Derby Festival) was last night. So I haven’t been posting regularly like usual, and I’ve missed a whole lot, including blog-hopping. So yeah, that’s where I’ve been… but now I’m back and I should be back on schedule for a while. I’ve written a couple reviews in my busy days, and I should have one of those posted this week.

But for now, let’s get into this week’s Standalone Sunday post, and see what everyone recommends for this week!


Standalone Sunday is a feature created by yours truly where each Sunday we will feature a standalone book (not part of a series) that you loved or would recommend! There’s tons of focus on books that are part of a series… I thought it’d be nice to focus on some standalone novels, too!

Feel free to join in on this weekly feature by creating your own Standalone Sunday post! And you’re more than welcome to use the image I created. Link to your post in the comments below or make sure you link back to this post so I can check it out and add you down below!

→ Note: If you want to participate, but haven’t read many standalone’s, feel free to create a post featuring a standalone on your TBR, or one you want to read. The books you feature can be standalone books that look/sound good to you! It’s not a requirement to use only books you’ve read.

28220826When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore

To everyone who knows them, best friends Miel and Sam are as strange as they are inseparable. Roses grow out of Miel’s wrist, and rumors say that she spilled out of a water tower when she was five. Sam is known for the moons he paints and hangs in the trees and for how little anyone knows about his life before he and his mother moved to town. But as odd as everyone considers Miel and Sam, even they stay away from the Bonner girls, four beautiful sisters rumored to be witches. Now they want the roses that grow from Miel’s skin, convinced that their scent can make anyone fall in love. And they’re willing to use every secret Miel has fought to protect to make sure she gives them up.

This is one of those books that you once you read it, you’ll never forget it. It’s an amazingly diverse magical realism story that is full of lovable characters and beautiful lessons to be learned. I’m so glad I chose to read this book this year. I enjoyed the fact that it discusses issues that aren’t usually dealt with in YA, and it’s a book that I feel should be read by everyone, young adult or not. If you’d like to check out my review for this book, you can do so HERE!

Standalone Posts Around the Blogosphere

Lois @ Lois Reads Books // Beware of the Reader // Susan @ Susan Loves Books // Melissa @ Book Nerd Momo // Didi @ Didi Oviatt // Anna @ My Bookish Dream


Have you read this book? What are some standalone novels you would recommend? If you want to participate in this feature, link up your post in the comments and I’ll add you up top!


65 thoughts on “Standalone Sunday // When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore

  1. I actually own an ARC of this book and got it before the book was released but I still haven’t gotten around to reading it! I’ve heard some great things about it and should pick it up soon.

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  2. I’ve still yet to read this even though I want to so bad! It’s been sitting on my shelf since it released and everything. I do plan on getting around to it soonish though, before the end of the year. I’m determined to finally read it. Great pick for this week, Megan!! 😊♥

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    1. I have missed y’all, too! So very much! It’s so hard to blog without a computer… you just can’t do the things you wanna do to your posts as far as editing and photos go while on a phone or tablet. It stinks! But I’m hoping to be back permanently very soon! Starting with a Sunday post this week!


    1. I know! And I’m so sorry for that! I have had every intention to start up blogging again… but with no computer still, it’s been hard! I hope to be back permanently very soon! Hopefully starting with a Standalone Sunday post this week! And thank you so much for the award nominations! I love those and will definitely be checking them out!

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