This week, our Waiting on Wednesday pick is The Last of the Spirits by Chris Priestley. It's a new twist on A Chrismas Carol by Charles Dickens, and we can't wait for this book.
Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. It’s a weekly meme that allows bloggers to talk about what upcoming book they’re most looking forward to read!
Hardcover, 208 pages
Expected publication: June 16th 2015 by Bloomsbury Children's (first published November 6th 2014)
A perfectly layered, tense and supremely satisfying twist on one of Dickens' most popular books, cleverly reinvented to entice a younger readership.
Why I'm waiting:
First, THAT COVER. If there was ever a place for the emolji smiley face with hearts in its eyes, this would be it. In fact...
Third, I always, always love books that take a new spin or angle on the classics. Not only does it give insight to a well-loved tale, it also inevitably encourages readers to seek out the original. And that's a win/win, in my book.
Also, just 'cause:
About the author:
CHRIS PRIESTLEY lives in Cambridge with his wife and son. His novels are original additions to a long tradition of horror stories by authors such as M.R. James and Edgar Allan Poe.
Chris wrote one of the World Book Day books for 2011 and has been shortlisted for a variety of prestigious children's book awards.