Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: In the Shadows of Blackbirds, by Cat Winters

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking The Spine to showcase upcoming book releases that we're excited about.

This week's pick:

Release date: April 2, 2013
Publisher: Amulet Books
Format: Hardcover, 400 pages

Goodreads description:
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?

Featuring haunting archival early-twentieth-century photographs, this is a tense, romantic story set in a past that is eerily like our own time.

I love history, and I found out that the late 19th and early 20th century are my top periods. The atmosphere of the book sounds bleak and intriguing, and  the cover is beautiful! I'm fascinated by early photgraphy and séances, so I think this will be right up my alley!

Have you heard of my pick? And what have you chosen for your WoW this week?


  1. This book is new for me! I haven't seen it before but I like the sound of it. I can't wait to read your thoughts :)

    Here is our WOW

  2. I'm not soo found of history books. Something I pick up very rarely, but this in combination with the spirit sounds pretty good. I can see why you'd by excited to read it. =) My WoW

  3. This is new to me, but it does sounds really good. Nice pick.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's WoW

  4. This one sounds really creepy, but perfect to read around halloween time. great pick! Here's my Waiting On Wednesday

  5. Oh, this sounds like a novel I'd really enjoy, too. I love that time period and ghosts and seances are equally as intriguing to me. Great pick! Thanks for sharing! Here's my WoW. Happy Wednesday! :D

  6. This sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing.

  7. This was my pick about a month ago, and I can't wait to read it, great choice!

    My WoW.

  8. Oooh, I've not heard of this one before! It does sound really good, and rather creepy!

    Books of Amber

  9. I'm really excited for this one too! (FYI It just popped up on Netgalley if you're a member over there!) Great pick. :)
    My Wow Pick!

  10. Ooooh, I'd never heard of this one but I'm already interest just by your post! I love the time period referenced as well, and I'm definitely curious about the seances & spirit photography!! Awesome choice Carmen, thanks for spotlighting this one :)