Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a blog meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine to highlight upcoming books.

This week's WoW selection is:

Spirit and Dust by Rosemary Clement-Moore
Publisher: Random House for Children
Date: May 14, 2013
Pages: 400

Daisy Goodnight can speak to the dead. It’s not the result of a head injury or some near-death experience. She was just born that way. And she’s really good at it. Good enough to help the police solve the occasional homicide.

But helping the local authorities clear cold cases is one thing. Being whisked out of chemistry class by the FBI and flown to the scene of a murder/kidnapping in Minnesota? That’s the real deal.

Before the promotion can go to Daisy’s head, she’s up to her neck in trouble. The spirits are talking, and they’re terrified. There’s a real living girl in danger. And when Daisy is kidnapped by a crime boss with no scruples about using magic—and Daisy—to get what he wants, it looks like hers is the next soul on the line.

I'm always intrigued by characters that can see and/or speak to the dead. I'm especially interested to see how this story plays out in "Spirit and Dust" because the book is intended for ages 12 and up, so I assume it won't be as dark as the plot description would suggest it could be (though we all know what we usually get for assuming...)


Bob Milne said...

Interesting pick - I'd prefer a darker, more mature take, but I like the concept.

Here's my WOW for this week.

Maria said...

Good choice! I love the sound of this book and I'm intrigued by the age group too....

Here's my Wow