Wednesday, 9 September 2009
WAITING ON WEDNESDAY (5): THE WAKING: DREAMS OF THE DEAD - THOMAS RANDALL
Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.
This week, I’m waiting on…
The Waking: Dreams of the Dead by Thomas Randall.
From the author’s website: Kara Foster thinks the hardest thing about moving to Japan will be fitting in as an outsider. But dark secrets are stirring at her new school. When Kara befriends Sakura, a fellow outsider whose rebellious nature sets her apart from the crowd, she learns that Sakura's sister was the victim of an unsolved murder on school grounds. And before long, terrible things begin to happen.
It starts with nightmares - strange, otherworldly dreams that wake Kara in terror every night. Then more students start turning up dead, with strange marks on their bodies. Is Sakura getting revenge on those she suspects are responsible for her sister's death? Or has her dead sister come back to take revenge for herself?
I’m a little bit in love with Japan. The culture, the history, the videogames, the Pocky. I’m also a total J-Horror fangirl. As you may have guessed, Japan is pretty much top of my list of places I need to visit. In the meantime, I’m thinking that I may have just found the perfect set-in-Japan YA novel to escape in.
The Waking: Dreams of the Dead sounds seriously spooky. Not convinced yet? Check out an extract here. Plus, isn’t that cover amazing? This one’s released September 29th, and I’m counting the days. Seriously. 20.