Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday *42*

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting 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 Legrand
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.
I 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!

Link me up to your WoW posts so I can hop over!


  1. This one does sound really cute. I rarely read MG, but I do think I'll check this one out. I love the cover and the setting sounds awesome. Great pick!
    Natflix&Books' WoW

    1. Awesome,I love MG - I wouldn't read it exclusively but it makes for a nice change of pace :) Thanks for visiting Natalie!

  2. Sounds great. Have to check out the first book. :)

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's WoW

  3. I love the cover for this one! It looks so funny! I really like this author so I'm definitely planning to check this book out! :) Nice pick!
    My WOW

  4. Sounds great, hope you get to read it soon

  5. Yes! Lyn is on the blog tour for this and requested it and loved it. I wish I had requested it now. I am so looking forward to this one!

  6. This is so cute! I think I've seen this before, it may have been released in another country before - I want to read it!

  7. I have seen the book around a lot lately and it looks good.
    I hope you get to enjoy it soon :)

  8. Oh, this sounds cool! I'm not usually much of a middle-grade person but a grumpy girl in an old, gothic concert hall + ghosts sounds great ^^ The cover's adorable, too! Thanks for pointing this one out to me, and for stopping by! Sorry it took a while to get back to you...

  9. Oh, I'm excited for this too! Especially because I've heard excellent things about Claire Legrand's other MG book, The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls. But also because of that adorable cover, heh. I hope to read some early reviews for this soon!


I LOVE comments & do my best to return every one a.s.a.p. ♥
This blog is an award-free zone. I appreciate the thought but I can't invest the time needed.