"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
A modern masterpiece, this is a classic Gothic thriller-fantasy from New York Times bestselling author Erin A. Craig, about doomed love, menacing ambition, and the ghosts that haunt us forever.
In a manor by the sea, one sister is still cursed.
Despite dreams of adventures far beyond the Salann shores, seventeen-year-old Verity Thaumas has remained at her family’s estate, Highmoor, with her older sister Camille, while their sisters have scattered across Arcannia.
When their sister Mercy sends word that the Duchess of Bloem—wife of a celebrated botanist—is interested in having Verity paint a portrait of her son, Alexander, Verity jumps at the chance, but Camille won’t allow it. Forced to reveal the secret she’s kept for years, Camille tells Verity the truth one day: Verity is still seeing ghosts, she just doesn’t know it.
Stunned, Verity flees Highmoor that night and—with nowhere else to turn—makes her way to Bloem. At first, she is captivated by the lush, luxurious landscape and is quickly drawn to charming, witty, and impossibly handsome Alexander Laurent. And soon, to her surprise, a romance . . . blossoms.
But it’s not long before Verity is plagued with nightmares, and the darker side of Bloem begins to show through its sickly-sweet façade. . . .
Format: 544 pages, Hardcover
Expected Publication: July 25, 2023 by Delacorte Press
Pre-Order: Book Depository and Blackwells and Amazon
EEE! I am SO excited about this book :D I so adored the first one. <3 And love that this is set years later, with a different sister :D I adored Verity and cannot wait to read more about her, older now. <3 Hoping for some glimpses of my favorites from book one as well, though, haha ;) Oh. Look at that gorgeous cover. Eee. I love the pink :D It just looks stunning. And sounds so awesome. I just know I will love this one. <3
What are you waiting for on this ghostly Wednesday?
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