Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #15

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme created to discuss the upcoming releases of books we're dying to call our own; hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

The Uninvited
Cat Winters

Expected Publication: August 11th 2015

Synopsis:
From the award-winning author of In the Shadow of Blackbirds comes a stunning new novel—a masterfully crafted story of love, loss, and second chances. Set during the fear and panic of the Great Influenza of 1918, The Uninvited is part gothic ghost-story, part psychological thriller, perfect for those who loved The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield or The Vanishing by Wendy Webb.

Twenty-five year old Ivy Rowan rises from her bed after being struck by the flu, only to discover the world has been torn apart in just a few short days.

But Ivy’s life-long gift—or curse—remains. For she sees the uninvited ones—ghosts of loved ones who appear to her, unasked, unwelcomed, for they always herald impending death. On that October evening in 1918 she sees the spirit of her grandmother, rocking in her mother’s chair. An hour later, she learns her younger brother and father have killed a young German out of retaliation for the death of Ivy’s older brother Billy in the Great War.

Horrified, she leaves home, to discover the flu has caused utter panic and the rules governing society have broken down. Ivy is drawn into this new world of jazz, passion, and freedom, where people live for the day, because they could be stricken by nightfall. But as her ‘uninvited guests’ begin to appear to her more often, she knows her life will be torn apart once more, but Ivy has no inkling of the other-worldly revelations about to unfold.

The Uninvited is an atmospheric, haunting, and utterly compelling novel.

This sounds like a really haunting and interesting tale. I really love books based on historical times. They are really fascinating to read. Plus I love going to different time periods, that's always fun. 
  

2 comments:

  1. New follower! I'm not normally a huge historical fiction fan. I hope you enjoy this one whenever you get a chance to read it!

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    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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    1. Hello new follower! Nice to meet you! Not many people like historical fiction it seems. Such an unappreciated genre. Lol Oh well.. to each their own. Haha!

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