Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly post that highlights upcoming books bloggers are excited about to read. It is hosted at Breaking the Spine.
So here is the story: I was just browsing a post over at The Lucky 13s wich featured a list of 68 opening lines from books debuting in 2013.
And there it was:
List compiled by Cat Winters, author of In the Shadow of Blackbirds, a World War I-era YA ghost tale coming April 2, 2013, from Amulet Books/ABRAMS.I thought that this book sounded very interesting. I love historical settings, especially from the early 19th century (Seriously, look at the dresses! ;D) and ghost stories are always something to enjoy. Therefore I went over to Goodreads and searched for the book. I read the summary. I. Can. Not. Wait. It sounds so awesome!
Here is the summary:
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.
So let us sum up, why I want this book: First of all the setting sounds great and interesting. After all I loved All Quiet on the Western Front And the protagonist is named Mary Shelley... You mean like THE Mary Shelley who wrote Frankenstein? I want that name, too! :D
Than there seems to be a tragic love story, which I always like. And don't forget the haunting pictures!
This sounds like the perfect book for me! So why can't it be April already? Seriously, if the world goes down on Friday (which will definitely so not happen!) I'll be really mad, because I didn't get to read all those amazing books I'm still waiting on!
What do you think of this story? Does it sound as interesting to you as it sounds to me?
Share your Waiting on Wednesday picks in the comments :)
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Cover and Summary as usually taken from Goodreads