Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week I’m Waiting on Wednesday for Doll Bones by Holly Black (Margaret K. McElderry):
Zach, Poppy and Alice have been friends for ever. They love playing with their action figure toys, imagining a magical world of adventure and heroism. But disaster strikes when, without warning, Zach’s father throws out all his toys, declaring he’s too old for them. Zach is furious, confused and embarrassed, deciding that the only way to cope is to stop playing . . . and stop being friends with Poppy and Alice. But one night the girls pay Zach a visit, and tell him about a series of mysterious occurrences. Poppy swears that she is now being haunted by a china doll – who claims that it is made from the ground-up bones of a murdered girl. They must return the doll to where the girl lived, and bury it. Otherwise the three children will be cursed for eternity….
Why I’m looking forward to this book:
I adore Holly Black’s books, even though I am behind and haven’t read any of her Curse Breaker series. It also sounds like something my students might like (these are those kids who go with their parents to the rated-R Horror films and then come to school and tell me all about them the next day), and would help to fill a hole in our collection. This story sounds fabulously creepy, and, even though I don’t always go for creepy, I have faith that Holly can do it justice and make it a very satisfying read. In fact, I’ve already preordered this one from Amazon!
Release Date: May 7, 2013
What are you waiting on this week? Please link me!