Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, and specifically spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. As always, there are some amazing upcoming books, but this week I'm particularly excited for...
Ashes to Ashes
Author: Melissa Walker (Twitter)
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publish Date: December 23, 2013
Genre: YA, Paranormal
When Callie's life is cut short by a tragic accident, she expects to find nothingness, or maybe some version of heaven. Instead, her spirit travels to the Prism, an ethereal plane populated by the ghosts she thought were fictional. Here she meets a striking and mysterious ghost named Thatcher, who is meant to guide her as she learns to haunt and bring peace to the loved ones she left behind.
However, Callie uncovers a dark secret about the spirit world: The angry souls who always populate ghost stories are real, dangerous, and willing to do whatever it takes to stay on Earth, threatening the existence of everyone she ever cared about.
As she fights to save them, Callie will learn that while it may no longer beat, her heart can still love-and break.
It's been a while since a paranormal book has intrigued me, and it's been, like, forever since a ghost story has intrigued me. Here's the thing. I'm of the theory that ghosts should be every bit as "human" as possible in stories, without the whole tangible, audible and physical thing. It sounds to me that Ashes to Ashes might just have all that and more. Plus, I'm in the mood for a good love story. This could be the trifecta! What do you think, and what are you waiting on this week?