Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Me on Waiting on Wednesday (242)

Waiting on Wednesday is a bunch of weekly fun hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. :)

Title: Behold the Bones
Author: Natalie C. Parker
Release Date: February 23, 2016
Publisher: HarperTeen (HarperCollins imprint)

From Goodreads:

Candace “Candy” Pickens has been obsessed with the swamp lore of her tiny Louisiana town for . . . forever. Name any ghostly swamp figure and Candy will recite the entire tale in a way that will curl your toes and send chills up your spine.

That doesn’t mean Candy’s a believer, however. Even though she and her friends entered the swamp at the start of summer and left it changed, Candy’s the only one who can’t see or feel the magical swamp Shine. She’s also the only one who can’t see the ghosts that have been showing up and spooking everyone in town ever since. So Candy concentrates on other things—real things. Like fighting with her mother and plotting her escape from her crazy town.

But ghosts aren’t the only newcomers in Sticks, Louisiana. The King family arrives like a hurricane: in a blur and unwanted—at least by Candy. Mr. King is intent on filming the rumored ghostly activity for his hit TV show, Local Haunts. And while Candy can’t ignore how attracted she is to eighteen-year-old Gage King and how much his sister, Nova, wants to be friends, she’s still suspicious of the King family.

As Candy tries to figure out why the Kings are really in town and why the swamp that had previously cast her aside now seems to be invading every crack in her logical, cynical mind, she stumbles across the one piece of swamp lore she didn’t know. It’s a tale that’s more truth than myth, and may have all the answers . . . and its roots are in Candy’s own family tree.

I rather enjoyed Natalie's first book Beware the Wild. Very creepy, very swampy, very mysterious and secretive. And Candy was an interesting character. I'm intrigued to see how she'll carry this book as the main character and what ghosts will come up out of the swamp this time around.


  1. Did you mean that this one comes out in 2016? Your info says 2015 ! I was a little confused :D

    BUT, this cover looks amazing. I haven't read the first one yet, but I'm going to have to look into it!

    Check out what I'm waiting on this week, plus your chance to win a 2016 YA Pre-Order!

    1. I did get it wrong, it's supposed to be 2016. Thanks for spotting that! :)

  2. I still need to read the first book. I think it would make a good October read since it's a creepy one. Great pick!

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  3. The first one wasn't bad, I will probably have to check this one out too. Great pick!
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  4. What a great cover. I need to read the first one yet. Thanks for posting it.