Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (6)

The Uninvited Guest, Cat Winters
Release Date: August 11, 2015
Summary from Goodreads:

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.

Why I'm Excited: I loved The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters and I really want to pick up In the Shadow of Blackbirds, so of course I'm excited for her new novel. I love the historical atmosphere Winter's creates and how her books always have a great visual element to them- usually in the form of black and white photos. This one takes place during the influenza scare of 1918- so I'm expecting the creepy atmosphere Winters is so great at creating.  If you're looking for some historical fiction or paranormal stand-alones, I recommend checking out Cat Winters.  

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12 comments:

  1. Oh wow, that premise sounds so awesome. I love it!

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    1. Winters' books are also so unique!
      thanks for stopping by Cynthia!

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  2. I agree, what an intriguing premise! I can't wait to hear your thoughts on it :)

    Katelynn
    www.literarychameleon.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm looking forward to this one!
      thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I love the cover. The synopsis sounds really good. I've not read any of the authors other books yet but I know I have at least one on my TBR list. Thank you for sharing this week. I need to add this one to my list too. Have a great week happy reading! My WoW

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    1. This is a gorgeous cover. I recommend you check her books out!
      thanks for stopping by!

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  4. That cover is really striking! Seems like it give a hint of what might be inside. Putting this one on my list.

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  5. Great pick! This book sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing!

    My WoW: http://onceuntold.blogspot.com/2015/02/waiting-on-wednesday-1.html

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  6. I like the sound of this! I haven't read any of Cat Winters's books yet, but I've heard really, really good things about them. I have an ARC of IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS and would like to finally get it read this year.

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

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    1. Yes! I highly recommend checking her books out! I need to read In the Shadow of Blackbirds really soon!
      Thanks for stopping by!

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