Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (December 29)

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill at Breaking the Spine. This weekly meme shares the upcoming books that I'm most excited about.

*This synopsis does contain spoilers for The Ghost and the Goth.

Queen of the Dead (Ghost and the Goth 2) by Stacey Kade

After being sent back from the light, Alona Dare - former homecoming queen, current Queen of the Dead - finds herself doing something she never expected: working. Instead of spending days perfecting her tan by the pool (her typical summer routine when she was, you know, alive), Alona must now cater to the needs of other lost spirits. By her side for all of this - ugh - “helping of others” is Will Killian: social outcast, seer of the dead, and someone Alona cares about more than she’d like.

Before Alona can make a final ruling on Will’s “friend” or “more” status, though, she discovers trouble at home. Her mom is tossing out Alona’s most valuable possessions, and her dad is expecting a new daughter with his wicked wife. Is it possible her family is already moving on? Hello! She’s only been dead for two months! Thankfully, Alona knows just the guy who can put a stop to this mess.

Unfortunately for Alona, Will has other stuff on his mind, and Mina, a young (and beautiful) seer, is at the top of the list. She’s the first ghost-talker Will’s ever met—aside from his father—and she may hold answers to Will’s troubled past. But can she be trusted? Alona immediately puts a check mark in the “clearly not” column. But Will is - ahem - willing to find out, even if it means leaving a hurt and angry Alona to her own devices, which is never a good idea.

Packed with romance, lovable characters, and a killer cliffhanger, Queen of the Dead is the out-of-this-world sequel to The Ghost and the Goth.

Published by Hyperion
Release Date: June 7, 2011


Jan von Harz said...

Need to read the first in this series, but this one sounds like it will be a fun read too. Great pick!

Unknown said...

I really need to read The Ghost and the Goth I heard it's really good, before this one comes out. Sounds like a fun series.

Jamie Manning said...

I've never heard of this series but it sounds really cool! Thanks for picking this one, gonna have to check out the first one.

Nina said...

I have not read the first book, but the covers are truly beautiful. So much fun. :)

Anonymous said...

Shadows of a Down East Summer: An Antique Print Mystery
By Lea Wait
Publication date: April 1, 2011

In the summer of 1890, two young women posed for artist Winslow Homer on the coast of Maine. What happened that summer, the secrets the women kept, and the lies they told, changed their families forever. Now, more than a hundred years later, one of their descendants has been murdered, leaving to antique print dealer Maggie Summer the family papers that may finally reveal the truth. Maggie's vision of a relaxing vacation in Maine- antiquing with beau Will Brewer and visiting his Aunt Nettie- turns into a murder investigation. Maggie must discover which of the family myths are based on reality, before someone she cares about becomes the next victim. With the centennial of Homer's death in 2010, there is renewed interest in his work and in the renovation of his studio in Prouts Neck, Maine, where some of the novel's action takes place.

Jenny N. said...

Didn't know there is going to be a second book. Looks like a fun series.

Gina said...

Okay, now I seriously need to read the first one. Thanks for the share! Sounds like fun...

Tales of Whimsy said...

This one looks so cute :) I love this cover.

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