Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday (39)

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. :D

Today's pick:

Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus

description (from the Tenners site):

Since her sister’s mysterious death, Persephone “Phe” Archer has been plagued by a series of disturbing dreams. Determined to find out what happened to her sister, Phe enrolls at Devenish Prep in Shadow Hills, Massachusetts—the subject of her sister’s final diary entry.

After stepping on campus, Phe immediately realizes that there’s something different about this place—an unexplained epidemic that decimated the town in the 1700s, an ancient and creepy cemetery, and gorgeous boy Zach—and somehow she’s connected to it all.

But the more questions she asks and the deeper she digs, the more entangled Phe becomes in the haunting past of Shadow Hills. Finding what links her to this town…might cost her her life.


First off, how psychedelic is that cover? It's quite psychedelic. (I think psychedelic is going to be my new favorite positive adjective until I get a new favorite.)

Doesn't this book sound GOOD? Being the nerd that I am, I love anything with a history connection. And cemeteries are always fun. (Maybe that wasn't the best way to word that last sentence.) Plus, dead sisters and a prep school? Dude. Need this book NOW.

Out in Summer 2010- oh so far away.


  1. Those last four words sum everything up at the moment. "Ooh, that book looks... like it won't be out for some time. Dang."

  2. Those last four words sum everything up at the moment. "Ooh, that book looks... like it won't be out for some time. Dang."

  3. This book does sound good!
    I also love everything with a history connectioN!

  4. I like books with the historical element as well. Thanks for sharing this.

    Here's mine :)

  5. I'm not sure this is my kind of book but it does have a gorgeous cover.

  6. I'm definitely waiting on this book as well. It sounds really interesting!

  7. Hee hee! Thanks to your post, I am now having a totally dorky jump-up-and-down-while-clapping moment.

  8. this one sounds interesting. going to have to add it to my wishlist. great pick!

  9. I wanted to stop by and wish you a happy birthday!


  11. This blurb definitely reads 'Greek mythology connection' to me. Persephone, Death, 'Shadow Hills'...all a bit too coincidental. And having said that, if it doesn't have anything to do with mythology, I might be disappointed. :) Great pick!

  12. And also Anastasia is one of the chillest, easiest-to-talk-to YA authors I've had the fortune to talk to recently. So good pick! :D