Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday (20)

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"Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly event, hosted by “Breaking the Spine”, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
My Pick This Week
Death Watch (The Undertaken, #1)
One night, Silas Umber's father Amos doesn’t come home from work. Devastated, Silas learns that his father was no mere mortician but an Undertaker, charged with bringing The Peace to the dead trapped in the Shadowlands, the states of limbo binding spirits to earth. With Amos gone, Silas and his mother have no choice but to return to Lichport, the crumbling seaside town where Silas was born, and move in with Amos’s brother, Charles.
Even as Silas eagerly explores his father’s town and its many abandoned streets and overgrown cemeteries, he grows increasingly wary of his uncle. There is something not quite right going on in Charles Umber’s ornate, museum-like house—something, Silas is sure, that is connected to his father’s disappearance. When Silas’s search leads him to his father’s old office, he comes across a powerful artifact: the Death Watch, a four hundred year old Hadean clock that allows the owner to see the dead.
Death Watch in hand, Silas begins to unearth Lichport’s secret history—and discovers that he has taken on his father’s mantle as Lichport’s Undertaker. Now, Silas must embark on a dangerous path into the Shadowlands to embrace his destiny and discover the truth about his father—no matter the cost.(Goodreads)

Book Details

Genre: YA
Hardcover: 544 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Release Date:November 15, 2011
ISBN-10: 1416991158
ISBN-13: 978-1416991151

Why I’m Waiting

Before everyone starts in on me, yes, I know this is on Galley Grab! But I want a bound copy because this sounds like such an awesome book. I love how exciting it sounds, like you’re on the verge of going on some epic adventure. So, I want my own hard copy for when the next in the series comes out—I’ll  have the first handy to reread:)

What are you waiting on?


  1. OMG, I want this book too! It sounds so damn awesome. I remember reading the blurb for the first time and going, "Yeahp, you're going on my TBR."

  2. I'm actually glad this is on Galley Grab, I don't think I can wait until next month to read it because it sounds great! Awesome pick :)

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  3. A great pick! I haven't seen this book before now.

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  4. Very unique premise and I love it features a male POV. Great pick!

  5. I'm going to start reading this soon. It sounds soooo good!

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  6. This one sounds good, but a bit creepy. Great choice!

  7. What a brilliant pick! :-) I can't wait to read this one either! As soon as I read the summary I knew it belonged on my shelf! Thanks for stopping by The Happy Booker today!

  8. Ooh that one looks good! Like the cover too!

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  9. This one does sound great. I did grab it from Galley Grab but I don't blame you to want a finished copy.

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  10. I'm with you, I didn't get it on Galley Grab either, because I just feel like I want a physical copy! Great choice this week!
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  11. Ooh, this sounds good. And thanks for the NetGalley tip!

  12. I've been thinking about reading this as well.

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