Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday

hosted by BreakingTheSpine

This week's books are two I've just found out about - one yesterday and one today but I really cannot wait to read them so here they are  . . .

The Broken Ones by Stephen M Irwin ~ August 7, 2012 from Doubleday

It's the near future and the world has descended into chaos. On the surface, everything looks the same yet the unthinkable has happened... the dead have risen.

Everyone is haunted by a dead relative, friend, spouse, or stranger, and these spirits are unshakable, silent and watching. No one is safe. Governments the world over fail to deal with the epidemic, they begin to lose control of their economies and their resources. Their people. Crime is rife, and murders commonplace. But who is responsible: the ghosts or the people?

Finding out is where Detective Oscar Mariani comes in, although it s nearly impossible to run a department when you can t even see half the suspects. His strike rate is embarrassingly low.

Then he stumbles into a case that cuts through his apathy and depression, a case that suggests a ritualistic, brutal serial killer attracted to innocent young women at work and one that, unfortunately for Mariani and his less jaded partner, implicates those in high places.

However, if he can solve it, and keep alive himself, he may be able to exorcise his own ghostly shadow, a dead young man who might just have something to say.

Mixing police procedural, suspense and horror, Stephen M. Irwin's new book is a compelling, knuckle-whitening ride.

after reading The Restorer and The Kingdom by Amanda Stevens (review of the second in just a few minutes) I'm really in the mood for more ghost stories - and this one sounds like  if you took those books and mixed them with Torchwood which I love oh so much. police procedural book but with ghosts and horror? Count me so very much in.

The Time-Traveling Fashionista at the Palace of Marie Antoinette by Bianca Turetsky ~ out in September from Poppy

A sequel to The Time Traveling Fashionista (now The Time Traveling Fashionista On Board the Titanic) which I reviewed here.

I don't think this one even has a synopsis out yet, but I'm guessing it's much like the first (where Louise Lambert traveled to/inhabited the body of a passenger on the Titanic after trying on a vintage dress). While it's more of a middle grade/younger YA read, I really enjoyed it - and the drawings included. That and I'm really fascinated with this time period as well, I'll definitely check this one out :)

What are you waiting to read?

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