With a cover like this, you know the book has a lot to live up to -- and the premise of Brandy Colbert's Little & Lion does not disappoint. According to Publishers Weekly, it's about "a black and Jewish Los Angeles native dealing with the aftermath of her stepbrother’s mental health crisis while navigating unexpected love". (WHOA, amirite?)
Here's the official word on the book:
When Suzette comes home to Los Angeles from her boarding school in New England, she isn’t sure if she’ll ever want to go back. L.A. Is where her friends and family are (along with her crush, Emil). And her stepbrother, Lionel, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, needs her emotional support.
But as she settles into her old life, Suzette finds herself falling for someone new…the same girl her brother is in love with. When Lionel’s disorder spirals out of control, Suzette is forced to confront her past mistakes and find a way to help her brother before he hurts himself –or worse.
Little & Lion will be available on August 1st, 2017.