Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
In the Shadow of Blackbirds
by Cat Winters
Publication Date: April 2, 2013
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?
This book sounds so interesting. I love that it’s sort of taking the lead from Miss Peregrine by using vintage photographs to help tell the story. I’m really excited to get my hands on this. Luckily, the most I’ll have to wait is just another week-ish.