Waiting on Wednesday (12) - In the Shadow of Blackbirds

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Title: In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters
Release Date: April 2nd, 2013
Page Count: 400
Summary: 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.
This week I can't stop thinking about the 2013 release, In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters  Here's why I need to read this now.

1) Can we just talk about how freaking amazing the cover is?! It's the right amount of creepy that fits the premise perfectly. And the font? It just makes the entire thing pop out and it gives the vintage cover a modern touch.
2) I am a sucker for period pieces/historical fiction, and this time period is one of my absolute favorites.
3) GHOSTS, need I say more?
4) Since Mary's first love is a spirit, this is not going to be your typical love story, and I'm curious to see how it's going to unfold.
5) "Featuring haunting archival early-twentieth-century photograph"  Are you kidding me?! If it already didn't sound awesome enough, there's going to be pictures. Pictures!

So...what book made your WoW this week!? Link us in the comment <3


  1. This looks fabulous! What a beautiful cover!

    My WoW

  2. Ooh haven't heard of that! Sounds interesting!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  3. Thanks for helping me add to my TBR list!!! Happy Reading! Here is my WoW for this week!

  4. Ooh this sounds so good - and yes, the cover is amazing! And ghosts in a historical fiction book - say no more :-)

  5. This is new to me. Thank you for sharing it.. Great pick..

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's WoW


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