Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (5)

Waiting On Wednesday is a great meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. I love being able to show off some new books coming out in the new year that I'm really excited to read. 

This week my WoW pick is:
Release Date is March 2012

Winter, 1862. A malevolent spirit roams the cold and gloomy streets of Victorian London, the vampiric ghost of John Polidori, the one-time physician of the mad, bad, and dangerous Romantic poet Lord Byron. Polidori is also the supernatural muse to his niece and nephew, poet Christina Rossetti and her artist brother Dante Gabriel.

But Polidori's taste for debauchery has grown excessive. He is determined to possess the life and soul of an innocent young girl, the daughter of a veterinarian and a reformed prostitute he once haunted. And he has resurrected Dante's dead wife, transforming her into a horrifying vampire. The Rossettis know the time has come-Polidori must be stopped. Joining forces with the girl's unlikely parents, they are plunged into a supernatural London underworld whose existence they never suspected.

These wildly mismatched allies-a straitlaced animal doctor, an ex-prostitute, a poet, a painter, and even the Artful-Dodger-like young daughter-must ultimately choose between the banality and constraits of human life and the unholy immortality that Polidori offers. Sweeping from high society to grimy slums, elegant West End salons to pre-Roman catacombs beneath St. Paul's cathedral, Hide Me Among the Graves blends the historical and the supernatural in a dazzling, edge-of-your-seat thrill ride.


I really love the fact that this brings together historical and supernatural in one story. What are you waiting on today?

10 comments:

  1. This sounds amazing! I hadn't heard of it before but now I really want to read it!

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  2. This sounds really interesting! The title is totally eye catching.

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  3. I loooove books that are set in Victorian London! I haven't heard of this one before but I'm sure it's a great read!

    Here's my WoW

    Vicky @ Books, Biscuits & Tea

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  4. This sounds right up my historical obsessed alley!! :) Thanks for sharing ... Adding it to my goodreads.com to-read list right now! :) I love the cover as well, not too flashy but still very alluring in its own way!

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  5. Oh wow this sounds fascinating!!! Awesome pick!

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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  6. Haven't heard of this but historical and supernatural in one!! That sounds glorious!! Amazing choice!!

    ARGHHHH loving the blog even though you've only had it for such a short amount of time!! AMAZING!!! Following you now:DDD

    Fran
    BookChowDown

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  7. This sounds very intriguing, and I haven't heard of it yet. Thanks for sharing!

    Mine is at http://rantsnscribbles.blogspot.com/2011/11/meme-waiting-on-wednesday-clockwork.html.

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  8. This sounds like it would be pretty interesting!
    MaryAnn @ Chapter by Chapter

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  9. This sounds like a really good spin on historical fiction.
    My WoW

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  10. That does sound interesting. I love anything historical as well. To put it together with a twist of paranormal - I'm a sucker. Great pick!

    My WoW

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