Tuesday, March 5, 2013

WOW #62




I'm waiting on

 Absent

Absent by Katie Williams
Release Date May 21st 2013


Forever is a long time to be stuck in high school.

Seventeen-year-old Paige is dead, the victim of a freak fall from the roof during Physics class. Now she’s a ghost, permanently bound to the grounds of her high school. It isn’t all bad, she can find out everyone’s secrets, which can be amusing—for a while. But then Paige hears something that isn’t amusing at all: the rumor spread by the most popular girl at school that her death wasn’t an accident—that she supposedly jumped on purpose. Paige is desperate to stop the gossip, but what can a ghost do? Then Paige discovers something amazing. She can possess living people when they think of her, and she can make them do almost anything. Maybe, just maybe, she can get inside the girl who’s responsible for the stories. . . and have a little fun turning the tables while she’s at it.

Katie Williams’s second novel is a suspenseful page-turner full of eerie wit and a touch of the otherworldly.

Why I'm Waiting?
I have a love/hate relationship with ghost books since they often don't have happy endings but this one sounds pretty interesting. Possessing people and having some fun while at it. Some of the reviews I've read already make it sound really intriguing.



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44 comments:

  1. this does sound like fun. I hope you enjoy it. You can find my WoW at: http://gwynnethwhite.blogspot.com/
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    Gwynneth

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  2. Sounds really interesting, I'll add it on my tbr list :)

    Thanks for sharing & stopping by on my WoW, Jen!

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  3. I have to agree with you that the premise does sounds interesting and I'm curious on how it will end (since she's already dead).

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  4. This one sounds awesome. I haven't heard of it before but I'm definitely adding it on my to-read list. Great pick and thanks for sharing!

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  5. Ooh a ghost book?! I love me some of those! Might have to add this to the TBR pile!

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  6. I don't think I've ever read a book where the main character is a ghost. And this sounds really interesting.

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  7. I smell revenge in this one... But maybe she'll decide it's not worth it after all? This could really be interesting. Thanks for sharing, Jennifer. =) My WoW

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  8. Oh man, this sounds totally and utterly amazing. The things I would do if I could possess people while dead in high school? Omg, I'm doing to die with glee from just the idea! Awesome pick this week.

    Ellen @ Elle-Osophy
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  9. I totally agree w/u. I am not a huge fan of ghost stories either, and this one does sound more like a revenge type book, I'm wondering if I'll be into it?

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  10. Ah the cover took my breath away! Wow I love butterflies so I love this cover too! :) I haven't seen this book before but it goes on my to-read list! :)

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  11. Love the sounds of this, I love me some ghost stories. Great choice.

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  12. Gorgeous cover! I haven't seen this one yet, great pick this week!

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  13. It would be horrible to be stuck in high school, whether dead or alive....this blurb has me very tempted.

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  14. I think this one sounds really interesting. Ghosts are actually probably my favorite paranormal creatures so that's an added bonus!

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  15. Ooh love that cover with the butterflies, and the plot sounds intriguing. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. I am starting this one soon and I hope it's really good. I haven't read anything from the publisher before, so I hope requesting it was not a mistake. Also, love that cover. Oh and it was on EW if you didn't know. Fabulous choice, Jennifer!

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  17. Awesome pick!! I have this one to read pretty soon. I can't wait to get to it.

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  18. I don't think I've heard of this one before :) But it looks pretty interesting! Thanks for stopping by My WW!

    Janina

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  19. This sounds neat. It's been way to long since I've read a decent ghost story. Thanks for stopping by My WoW and sharing yours!

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  20. I really love the sound of this one! I think its on Edelweiss? Maybe?

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    Jennifer

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  21. I'm in the minority... I love a good ghost story! :) This sounds awesome. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  22. I also have a love/hate relationship with ghosts, I'm not sure why they don't really work for me, but I do think this one sounds good!

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  23. I'm a huge fan of ghost stories and this one sounds super creepy. Not sure how I feel about the possessing bit but still intriguing nonetheless. :)
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  24. This is a new one to me! I do love ghost stories, though I know what you mean about not the HEAs. This sounds interesting though. Great pick! :)

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  25. I don’t think I’ve read a ghost story with a happy ending either. I guess the only happy ending would be for the ghost to become human but that’s not realistic. Maybe they can find another ghost lover ;)
    This one kind of reminds me of The Unquiet (I think that’s what it’s called. The one girl the girl you can see up her nostrils).
    Hadn’t heard of this one but it sounds good…and creepy.

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  26. Ghost stories don't always work for me. I don't mind the non-happy endings, but things are so unresolved. This one might actually give closure to the ghost in question. My favorite ghost/possesion book is A Certain Slant of Light, but the possesion messed with the lives of the living. I wonder how this will deal with that? Nice pick!
    Krista @ Breathe In BooKs
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  27. I’ve never heard of this one but it sounds really good. I like the cover.

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  28. Great choice! I hadn't heard of Absent before but it's gone straight on to my wishlist as it sounds quite intriguing!

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  29. I love the antique-ness of this cover! It looks old, but obviously, it's not. II have read a few ghost books, and I would like to read a few more, so I can't really say whether I really like them or not. Sounds good to me though!

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  30. I hadn't heard about this one before, it sounds nice! Thanks for sharing and for stopping by!

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  31. Oh this one is going on my list! I love revenge books!! As long as the ghost isn't too scary I don't mind, but I bet this one learns some lessons and dare I say has some character growth! I haven't heard of this author, but I'll check her out on Goodreads.

    Heather

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  32. I was thinking as I looked at this one that it sounded familiar and so I went and checked my schedule and sure enough I have a copy and will be reviewing it in April. Fingers crossed for a good read. Shame on me for not what I have to read!

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  33. Ooh this sounds really creepy and sinister and I love that the cover reflects that vibe, too

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  34. I haven't heard of this one! I love ghost stories, but usually end up being disappointed. I keep trying, though!

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  35. I think I'm going to have to give this one a try! Looks really good!

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  36. Great pick! You're notorious for your love/hate relationship w/one ghost story in particular. lol

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  37. This book sounds great! I'm not usually a fan of ghost stories but I'm intrigued by this one.

    Happy reading :)

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  38. Oh I like! Love a good ghost story.

    Valerie
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  39. Oooh this sounds really interesting! I love creepy books. Excellent choice, and thanks so much for dropping by! xxx

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  40. I'm totally loving this cover! It's so dark and beautiful and it sounds bloody amazing! Great pick and thanks for checking out my WoW post this week!
    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

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  41. Hmmm... the blurb makes it sound a little more funny than the cover would suggest. I'm interested in seeing which way this book swings if it's just dark or more of a black comedy. Good choice! :)

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