Waiting on WednesdayWaiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming book releases that we're especially looking forward to!
Here's my pick this week:
The Year of Shadows by Claire LegrandI love ghost stories, especially when they are of the middle-grade variety and less likely to scare the pants off me. The Year of Shadows takes place in an old, dark and therefore impossibly gothic concert hall with not one but four ghosts inhabiting it's premises. The MC is a dark-haired and decidedly grumpy (read: adorable) young girl who's only friend is a black cat?! ♥ - I'm dying here, I mean this book is like Christmas morning to me - or maybe that should be Halloween night ;-) Either way, I can not wait to check this one out!
Release Date: August 7th, 2013
Olivia Stellatella is having a rough year.
Her mother left, her neglectful father -- the maestro of a failing orchestra -- has moved her and her grandmother into his dark, broken-down concert hall to save money, and her only friend is Igor, an ornery stray cat.
Just when she thinks life couldn’t get any weirder, she meets four ghosts who haunt the hall. They need Olivia’s help -- if the hall is torn down, they’ll be stuck as ghosts forever, never able to move on.
Olivia has to do the impossible for her shadowy new friends: Save the concert hall. But helping the dead has powerful consequences for the living . . . and soon it’s not just the concert hall that needs saving.
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