Waiting On Wednesday (19) - In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 7:00 AM
Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. Every week, bloggers post upcoming releases that they cannot wait to read.

In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters
Hits Shelves on April 2, 2013
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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. (Goodreads)
Why I'm Waiting
Could this cover look any creepier? If you didn't already know, I love anything to do with the paranormal. Ghosts especially. Spirit photography is some creepy stuff. Do I believe in ghosts? Yes. I even saw one twice. But let's not get into that. In the Shadow of Blackbirds looks like a spooky, thrilling read, and I am beyond excited to read it. Plus, the premise and the time period really sets this book apart from the rest. And the protagonist's name is Mary Shelley? How wonderful is that?

What's your WoW this week?


  1. The cover is very creepy, indeed. I love ghost stories too. They fascinate me because I feel that, somehow, they might have something to do with reality.

    Here is my WoW

    1. I love ghost stories too. For some reason, I love creeping myself out.

  2. I'm already spooked. But, Ghost stories are a must for me!
    New follower <3
    Beth @ YA Vixens
    Vixen's WoW!

    1. Thanks Beth! and for me as well! I can't get enough of spooky ghost stories.

  3. OH awesome! That cover creeps me out! Yet, it's awesome because it creeps me out!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    1. Agreed! The cover is super freaky!


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