Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (15) -Julie

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme started by Breaking the Spine.

As it is GORGEOUS here (as in I've spent the past 2 days reading outside for at least an hour and will for the next week), I'm going to feature some books(not just books, Tenners!) that come out in May. Simply because this is what May feels like.


Shade
Jeri Smith-Ready
[May 4, 2010]

Love ties them together.
Death can't tear them apart.

Best. Birthday. Ever. At least, it was supposed to be. With Logan's band playing a critical gig and Aura's plans for an intimate after-party, Aura knows it will be the most memorable night of her boyfriend's life. She never thought it would be his last.

Logan's sudden death leaves Aura devastated. He's gone.

Well, sort of.

Like everyone born after the Shift, Aura can see and hear ghosts. This mysterious ability has always been annoying, and Aura had wanted nothing more than to figure out why the Shift happened so she can undo it. But not with Logan’s violet-hued spirit still hanging around. Because dead Logan is almost as real as ever. Almost.

It doesn't help that Aura’s new friend Zachary is so understanding—and so very alive. His support means more to Aura than she cares to admit.

As Aura's relationships with the dead and the living grow ever complicated, so do her feelings for Logan and Zachary. Each holds a piece of Aura's heart…and clues to the secret of the Shift. [From Jeri's website, not goodreads like usual]


I'm SUPER excited about this book. The concept reminds me of I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroeder, but at the same time very different? I don't know.

And isn't that cover gorgeous? That cover is the main reason I wanted my bookmarks. SO pretty!

We Hear the Dead
Dianne Salerni
[May 1, 2010]

It started out as a harmless prank. But soon enough, spiritualism was the fastest growing movement of the nineteenth century, and Maggie Fox was trapped in a life of deceit.

Meticulously researched by the author, We Hear the Dead reveals the secret of how the Fox sisters faked their rapping sounds and their motives for inventing the séance and founding spiritualism.


Maggie
: I began the deception when I was too young to know right from wrong. No one suspected us of any trick, because we were such young children. We were led on by my sister purposely and by my mother unintentionally. Only with the passing of time did I come to understand the consequences of my actions. As Doctor wrote to me: "Weary, weary is the life by cold deceit oppressed."

Kate
: My sister has used the word "deception." I object to her use of that word, for I do not believe that I have ever intentionally deceived anyone. Maggie has a different understanding of all the events that have happened since that night in Hydesville forty years ago. To her the spirits were always a game. For my sister Leah, they were a means to an end. For my mother, a miracle. And for me, they were my life's calling. I have no regrets.


Umm...win? Between the awesome cover, the time period, and the fact that it's based off reality, what's not to love?

Anyway, I'm going to try to get up a review late tonight and another tomorrow so Friday and/or Saturday can be used for Author Appreciation Week. One GINORMOUS post for all authors I appreciate. But if I don't post, it's because I need all that time for Appreciating Authors.

--Julie

2 comments:

  1. I love the We Hear The Dead cover, looks amazing

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  2. I ws just about to say Shade reminds me of I Heart You, You Haunt Me when you mentioned it lol I still want to read it!

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