Waiting on Wednesday: The Dolls

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

There's never a shortage of paranormal novels on the young adult market these days, but there's often a shortage of paranormal novels that actually capture my attention...and keep it. I look for vivid settings, great characters and a plot that's going to stand out as original. That's a tough list of criteria for any book (because I'm a hardass), but they do pop up! 

Title: The Dolls
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Publish Date: September 2, 2014
Genre: YA, Paranormal Mystery
Pages: 384

Eveny Cheval just moved back to Louisiana after spending her childhood in New York with her aunt Bea. Eveny hasn’t seen her hometown since her mother’s suicide fourteen years ago, and her memories couldn’t have prepared her for what she encounters. Because pristine, perfectly manicured Carrefour has a dark side full of intrigue, betrayal, and lies—and Eveny quickly finds herself at the center of it all.

Enter Peregrine Marceau, Chloe St. Pierre, and their group of rich, sexy friends known as the Dolls. From sipping champagne at lunch to hooking up with the hottest boys, Peregrine and Chloe have everything—including an explanation for what’s going on in Carrefour. And Eveny doesn’t trust them one bit.

But after murder strikes and Eveny discovers that everything she believes about herself, her family, and her life is a lie, she must turn to the Dolls for answers. Something’s wrong in paradise, and it’s up to Eveny, Chloe, and Peregrine to save Carrefour and make it right.
There's something about a down-home Louisiana setting that both excites me and makes my skin crawl...in the best possible way. Add to that delightful setting a character with a painful backstory, a voodoo plotline and mysteries galore, and you pretty much have a winning combination in my book! There's something dark and twisty about this one, and I absolutely must know what it is. What do you think, and what are you waiting on this week? 

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature from Jill at Breaking the Spine.


  1. That sounds really cool. Gorgeous cover. Although for some reason it makes me think 1920s New York more than Louisiana.

  2. Not sure the voodoo plot line is necessarily for me, but you have piqued my curiosity. I'll definitely be looking out to see what early reviewers have to say about this one.

  3. Wow- that sounds awesome. I love the setting of Louisiana with the possibility of voodoo and mysteries. I will definitely be adding this to my TBR list. Great pick, Melissa!

  4. Loving the setting, the cover and the premise! Dolls freak me out anyway but throw in some voodoo and a couple of stick pins and I'm in!

  5. Oooh hadn't seen this one before. looks good!
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  6. It sounds very intriguing! I tend to love settings in the South and the voodoo mention makes it even more exciting! Great pick!

  7. Yes yes yes yes Melissa! I can't wait for this one either. The cover is what caught my eye initially because it's amazing, but then the story had to go and sound all creepy and awesome and now I'm dying for this book:)

  8. Voodoo and the Louisiana setting are going to amazing! Great pick.

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  9. Oooo this might be one for me. I'll have to keep an eye out for reviews and see how people like it. I'm loving the southern setting and the voodoo plotline, so I may give it a try. Thanks for putting this on my radar! Great pick :D

  10. Yes, I love the sound of Dolls as well. Louisiana setting, some scary voodoo, and a serious sounding mystery! Great pick this week :)

  11. OOh nice pick! Like the cover too! It looks really familiar too but I can't place it! Probably just the "shoe" look! ;)

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  12. Oh yes! THE DOLLS definitely sounds like it will be an entertaining story. Very excited to read this one!

  13. That cover is stunning, and the plot sounds cool, too. I'm with you on paranormal, I think I over did it years ago and now a book really has to sound good for me to even consider giving it a go!

    Mands @ The Bookish Manicurist

  14. This sounds really good! I hope you enjoy reading it.
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  15. Great pick! I requested a copy on Edelweiss so can't wait to start reading it! Hopefully it's as dark & twisty as it sounds :)

  16. Sounds like a fun - yet dark and twisty read! I like the sound of the setting too - and a little voodoo is always sure to throw an element of surprise into the mix!

  17. Voodoo dolls and a Louisiana setting? This sounds like a fun read :)


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