Waiting On is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
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.
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.
Why I’m waiting?
Dark secret about the spirit world? Although that is an extremely cliché description, color me intrigued! I’m not usually a fan of book that contains spirits or ghosts because those freak me out, but I’m interested in finding out the backstory of those spirits or souls, especially Thatcher who seems to be extremely important, and seeing what threat they pose to living beings by staying on Earth. It’s an interesting take on what it means to live (even after death).
I hope there’s a pottery making scene (Ghost reference, yeeahhh!).
What books are you waiting on?