Waiting on Wednesday – In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters

Posted October 31, 2012 by Bonnie in Waiting on Wednesday, YA / 3 Comments

Hi everybody! Thanks for stopping by. Today’s post is ‘Waiting on Wednesday’ which is a weekly blog feature hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming releases that we’re super excited about.
   
In the Shadow of Blackbirds
by Cat Winters
Expected publication: April 2nd 2013 by 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.
This one certainly sounds intriguing! And ‘haunting archival early-twentieth-century photographs’? Oh, yes!  What are you Waiting for this Wednesday?

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