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…
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Publish Date: July 1, 2014
Genre: YA, Paranormal
It’s senior year at St. Joan’s Academy, and school is a pressure cooker. College applications, the battle for valedictorian, deciphering boys’ texts: Through it all, Colleen Rowley and her friends are expected to keep it together. Until they can’t.First it’s the school’s queen bee, Clara Rutherford, who suddenly falls into uncontrollable tics in the middle of class. Her mystery illness quickly spreads to her closest clique of friends, then more students and symptoms follow: seizures, hair loss, violent coughing fits. St. Joan’s buzzes with rumor; rumor blossoms into full-blown panic.Soon the media descends on Danvers, Massachusetts, as everyone scrambles to find something, or someone, to blame. Pollution? Stress? Or are the girls faking? Only Colleen—who’s been reading The Crucible for extra credit—comes to realize what nobody else has: Danvers was once Salem Village, where another group of girls suffered from a similarly bizarre epidemic three centuries ago...
Words cannot adequately describe my sheer excitement for Conversion. For those of you that know me and know this blog, you are well aware that supernatural books involving witches are my thing. Perhaps it's because I've been living right near Salem, MA for so long now, or perhaps it's because of my fascination of The Witch of Blackbird Pond from a young, tender age, but this gives me goosebumps of excitement! Plus, from an author like Katherine Howe, I can only expect greatness. What do you think, and what are you waiting on this week?