This week's pick:
Publisher: Amulet Books
Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
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?