Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It lets us all gush about what soon-to-be released books we are jumping-up-and-down excited for.

In the Shadow of Blackbirds
by Cat Winters

hitting shelves April 2013 from Amulet Books

In 1918, the world seems on the verge of apocalypse. Americans roam the streets in gauze masks to ward off the deadly Spanish influenza, and the government ships young men to the front lines of a brutal war, creating an atmosphere of fear and confusion. Sixteen-year-old Mary Shelley Black watches as desperate mourners flock to séances and spirit photographers for comfort, but she herself has never believed in ghosts. During her bleakest moment, however, she’s forced to rethink her entire way of looking at life and death, for her first love—a boy who died in battle—returns in spirit form. But what does he want from her?

Featuring haunting archival early-twentieth-century photographs, this is a tense, romantic story set in a past that is eerily like our own time.

  My thoughts: This sounds like a fantastic historical ghost story!! But that COVER is what really gets me, soon as I laid eyes on it, it instantly became on of my favorites of 2013 so far.


  1. Oooh, this one sounds good. Spooky, and the cover is so original!

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  2. I was sooo close to choosing this as my WoW pick today as well. Really curious about it! :)

  3. Excellent choice - this is top of my wishlist as well, if only for the creepy, amazing cover!

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    Amy @ Turn the Page

  4. We have the same WoW pick. Been waiting for this book too :D


  5. Wow. This sounds gooooooooooooooooooooooood and creepy. Fab choice.

  6. This looks so good. And my birthday is in May. I think I know one thing I am asking for. :)

  7. Love the cover, love the title, am not so pumped about that summary or the ghosts. Hopefully it turns out to be something special! Nice pick.

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  8. I love this cover too : it looks a bit creepy but it's definitely stunning !
    I haven't read many ghost stories so I look forward to know more about this one !! Great pick Becky !

  9. Eeeep! I'm so excited for this one! It sounds so creepy and spooky and I just love books like that!
    Awesome pick ^__^

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  10. I can't wait to read this one. Love the cover art. So eerie!