Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Conversion

This is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine.  "Waiting on Wednesday" spotlights upcoming releases that I'm eagerly anticipating.

Conversion by Katherine Howe
Pub. Date: July 1, 2014


Goodreads says, "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?"
Conversion has been described as Prep meets The Crucible. Doesn't it sound fantastic?! This one is definitely on my wish list.

16 comments:

  1. Great cover! Sounds like a good story, too. Hope you enjoy!
    Here's my pick...
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  2. Great cover, thanks for sharing

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  3. Ooooooooooooooo you got my attention that's for sure!

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  4. Hmm, sounds thrilling! :) I hope you get a copy of it soon!

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  5. Really excited for this one. It's at the very top of my wish list!

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    1. Me too! I love that we have the same taste in books. :) Thanks, Leanna!

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  6. I'm so excited for this one. It sounds so awesome and I love anything that takes place in a private school. Prep is one of my all-time favorite books, so anything that gets compared to it gets my attention.

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    1. I love boarding school settings too. I'm glad you are looking forward to this one as well. Thanks for visiting, Natalie!

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  7. I am SO excited to read this one. Boarding school setting and the Salem witch trails?? YES PLEASE.

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    1. I know, right?! I am really interested in the Salem witch trials. Thanks for visiting, Becky!

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