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Waiting on Wednesday: An Innocent Fashion by RJ Hernandez

 "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that you are eagerly anticipating.

Today, I am waiting on:  
An Innocent Fashion by RJ Hernandez

From Goodreads:
The literary love-child of The Devil Wears Prada and The Bell Jar, this singular debut novel is the story of Ethan, a wide-eyed new Ivy League grad, who discovers that his dream of “making it” at leading New York City fashion magazine Régine may well be his undoing.

When Ethan St. James graduates from Yale, he can’t wait to realize his dream of becoming a fashion editor at Régine. Born Elián San Jamar, he knew from childhood that he was destined for a “more beautiful” life than the one his working-class parents share in Texas—a life inspired by Régine’s pages. A full ride to the Ivy League provided the awakening he yearned for, but reality hits hard when he arrives at Régine and is relegated to the lowest rung of the ladder.

Mordantly funny and emotionally ruthless, An Innocent Fashion is about a quintessential millennial—naïve, idealistic, struggling with his identity and sexuality—trying to survive in an industry, and a city, notorious for attracting new graduates only to chew them up and spit them out. Oscillating between melodrama and whip-smart sarcasm, pretentiousness and heartbreaking vulnerability, increasingly disillusioned with Régine and his two best friends from Yale, both scions of WASP privilege, Ethan begins to unravel.

As the narratives of his conflicted childhood, cloistered collegiate experience, and existential crisis braid together, this deeply moving coming-of-age novel for the 21st century spirals towards a devastating truth: You can follow your dreams, but sometimes dreams are just not enough. 
I love both The Bell Jar and The Devil Wears Prada so this one sounds right up my alley!  An Innocent Fashion is scheduled to be released on July 5, 2016, and I can't wait to read it!

What books are you waiting on this Wednesday??


  1. I've not heard of this book or author, Eva! I hope you enjoy the book when you get the chance to read it. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  2. Blurb sounds amazing! I haven't been in mood for comtemporaries lately but this one caught my attention :)

  3. Hope you love it as much as It's comparisons!
    My WoW

  4. Both book and author are new to me, but I hope you enjoy it once you get to read it.

    My WoW post.

  5. I really love The Devil Wears Prada too so this book really piqued my interest. I'm definitely checking this out! :)

  6. That's a new to me one! Doesn't really sound like my kind of read but hope you love it once you read it!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  7. Oh wow this looks awesome?? I had never heard of it before, so thanks for sharing, Eva! I really hope you end up loving this one.
    here's my WoW!

  8. I LOVE the devil wears prada so i'm sure this one would be a hit for me! i hope you enjoy it when you get to read it!
    Happy Wednesday!
    Emily @

  9. New to me but hope you get a chance to read it soon, and enjoy when you do.

  10. I loved the Devil Wears Prada, so I'll have to check this one out, too. Sounds great!

    Here's my WoW @ Swissbookworm

  11. This looks cool and different! I'm adding it to my list for sure!

    Here's our WoW @ Lazy Book Lovers!

  12. I agree I love both the books it is compared to so definitely worth checking out. Great pick!!

  13. Omg this looks good! I haven't read The Devil Wears Prada yet, but I enjoyed the movie and The Bell Jar is one of my all time fave books. I must read this one based on that description alone. Lol! Great pick and thanks for bringing it to my attention. :D I hope we both LOVE it when we get to read it!

  14. I love it when a fun looking book is brought to my attention. This looks like it would be a really cute book, too. I just added it to my Amazon wish list!

  15. Sounds kind of fun. I never heard of it. I look forward to seeing some reviews, hopefully yours :)

  16. Oooh! Sounds interesting!! I hope you love it :)
    Danielle @ Life With Two Boys

  17. New title to me and one I'll keep in mind!
    Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog earlier :)


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