Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where bloggers feature upcoming book releases that they're looking forward to.
This week I'm eagerly anticipating...
Ashes to Ashes
by Melissa Walker
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (HarperCollins)
Release Date: December 23, 2013
Synopsis (from Goodreads):
If I Stay meets the movie Ghost in this first book in a teen duology about a teenage-girl-turned-ghost who must cling to the echoes of her former life to save the people she left behind.
Ashes to Ashes is author Melissa Walker's sweeping, romantic, and emotionally rich story about the things that torment and tempt us, even from the Great Beyond. This book is perfect for fans of Die for Me and Imaginary Girls, and its breathtaking ending will leave readers anxiously awaiting the series conclusion, Dust to Dust.
When Callie's life is cut short by a tragic accident, she expects to find nothingness, or maybe some version of heaven.
Instead, her spirit travels to the Prism, an ethereal plane populated by the ghosts she thought were fictional. Here she meets a striking and mysterious ghost named Thatcher, who is meant to guide her as she learns to haunt and bring peace to the loved ones she left behind.
However, Callie uncovers a dark secret about the spirit world: The angry souls who always populate ghost stories are real, dangerous, and willing to do whatever it takes to stay on Earth, threatening the existence of everyone she ever cared about.
As she fights to save them, Callie will learn that while it may no longer beat, her heart can still love-and break.
I've been a fan of Melissa's for even longer than I've been blogging... she was one of the first authors I started chatting with online, in fact. I love the stories she tells, and while this is a departure from her strictly contemporary novels, I just know she'll do it justice. Label anything If I Stay meets Ghost and I am all over that! Add in that it's from Melissa, and I am even more excited.