Waiting on Wednesday 12/23/20

Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme that first originated at Breaking the Spine but has since linked up with “Can’t Wait Wednesday” at Wishful Endings now that the original creator is unable to host it anymore. Either way, this fun feature is a chance to showcase the upcoming releases that we can’t wait to get our hands on!

Mogsy’s Pick

The Library of the Dead by T.L. Huchu (June 1st, 2021 by Tor Books)

I will literally read anything about a library! And a ghostly tale is suitable for any season…

“Sixth Sense meets Stranger Things in T. L. Huchu’s The Library of the Dead, a sharp contemporary fantasy following a precocious and cynical teen as she explores the shadowy magical underside of modern Edinburgh.

When a child goes missing in Edinburgh’s darkest streets, young Ropa investigates. She’ll need to call on Zimbabwean magic as well as her Scottish pragmatism to hunt down clues. But as shadows lengthen, will the hunter become the hunted?

When ghosts talk, she will listen…

Ropa dropped out of school to become a ghostalker. Now she speaks to Edinburgh’s dead, carrying messages to the living. A girl’s gotta earn a living, and it seems harmless enough. Until, that is, the dead whisper that someone’s bewitching children–leaving them husks, empty of joy and life. It’s on Ropa’s patch, so she feels honor-bound to investigate. But what she learns will change her world.

She’ll dice with death (not part of her life plan…), discovering an occult library and a taste for hidden magic. She’ll also experience dark times. For Edinburgh hides a wealth of secrets, and Ropa’s gonna hunt them all down.”

17 Comments on “Waiting on Wednesday 12/23/20”

  1. I’m completely there with you about reading anything related to a library. Just added this to my TBR. Have you ever read The Shadow of the Wind or others by Carlos Ruiz Zafon? They feature the Cemetary of Forgotten Books in Barcelona. Absolutely magical. I hope to reread that in the coming year then start catching up on later volumes. And maybe I can try this one, as well. 🙂

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