Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday (13)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. This is a once-a-week look at the book(s) I am anxiously awaiting release.

"The Weight of Souls" by Bryony Pearce

This book is to be released August 6th, 2013. It is a stand-alone novel.

Sixteen year old Taylor Oh is cursed: if she is touched by the ghost of a murder victim then they pass a mark beneath her skin. She has three weeks to find their murderer and pass the mark to them--letting justice take place and sending them into the Darkness. And if she doesn't make it in time? The Darkness will come for her...

She spends her life trying to avoid ghosts, make it through school where she's bullied by popular Justin and his cronies, keep her one remaining friend, and persuade her father that this is real and that she's not going crazy.

But then Justin is murdered and everything gets a whole lot worse. Justin doesn't know who killed him, so there's no obvious person for Taylor to go after. The clues she has lead her to the V Club, a vicious secret society at her school where no one is allowed to leave... and where Justin was dared to do the stunt which led to his death.

Can she find out who was responsible for his murder before the Darkness comes for her? Can she put aside her hatred for her former bully to truly help him?

And what happens if she starts to fall for him?

I received this book from Caroline at Strange Chemistry for review and I am dying to sink my teeth into it. I am trying to hold off until closer to the publication date for my review but, really, how am I going to do it? This is such a unique book. I have never heard of any books that are even remotely similar to this one (aside from the possible romance with a ghost). When given the opportunity to read and review this book, I jumped, leaped, dived, and blasted out a request e-mail in record time. This assuredly will be a book unlike any other I have ever read, I just know it.

What are you "Waiting On" this Wednesday?

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