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