Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Conversion

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine in which we spotlight upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating!

by Katherine Howe
Expected Publication Date: July 1, 2014
Synopsis from Goodreads

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane comes a chilling mystery—Prepmeets The Crucible.
It’s senior year at St. Joan’s Academy, and school is a pressure cooker. College applications, the battle for valedictorian, deciphering boys’ texts: Through it all, Colleen Rowley and her friends are expected to keep it together. Until they can’t.
First it’s the school’s queen bee, Clara Rutherford, who suddenly falls into uncontrollable tics in the middle of class. Her mystery illness quickly spreads to her closest clique of friends, then more students and symptoms follow: seizures, hair loss, violent coughing fits. St. Joan’s buzzes with rumor; rumor blossoms into full-blown panic.
Soon the media descends on Danvers, Massachusetts, as everyone scrambles to find something, or someone, to blame. Pollution? Stress? Or are the girls faking? Only Colleen—who’s been reading The Crucible for extra credit—comes to realize what nobody else has: Danvers was once Salem Village, where another group of girls suffered from a similarly bizarre epidemic three centuries ago . . .
Inspired by true events—from seventeenth-century colonial life to the halls of a modern-day high school—Conversion casts a spell. With her signature wit and passion, New York Times bestselling author Katherine Howe delivers an exciting and suspenseful novel, a chilling mystery that raises the question, what’s really happening to the girls at St. Joan’s?

Why I am waiting....
First, the cover is so interesting! But also, it seems to have elements of The Crucible, and I can’t pass up a good ‘Salem Witches’ story!

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  1. Sounds like an intriguing mystery. Great pick!
    Thanks for stopping by earlier.

    Johanna @ Challenging Reads

  2. Okay, this one sounds a little creepy...but in a good way! Thanks for sharing, and enjoy. Here's mine: “SMALL BLESSINGS”

  3. I have seen this cover around before and didn't make the connection to what the story may be about - sounds really good! Will have to keep this one in mind!
    Thanks for sharing it :)

  4. I've never heard of this one but I'm interested now! =)

  5. creepyyy I like it! I'm always up for the ocasional goosebump raising read ;)

    Here's Mine

  6. I don't know about The Cubicle, but I love the sound of this: a story reaping itself. Like a curse. Hr, gives me just the right kind of chills!
    Thanks for stepping by and sharing!!