On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where you can list all the books you desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming.
Just one for me this week and it doesn't even have a cover yet. I contacted Simon and Schuster and they were kind enough to send me the synopsis. As of yet no cover is available. The brilliant author Michelle Harrison, who brought us The Thirteen Treasures trilogy will be publishing her new book in April 2012 and I can't wait to read it!
Michelle Harrison’s first teen novel following the hugely successful 13 series. A haunting ghost story, Unrest features Harrison’s trademark atmospheric, lyrical tones. Elliott, who suffers from sleep paralysis after a horrible accident, is convinced he now has links to the spirit world. Determined to find out, he is soon to experience a haunting like no other…
You want to know more, I can tell! Read the full synopsis below.
UNREST by Michelle Harrison
Seventeen-year-old Elliott hasn't slept properly for six months. Not since the accident that nearly killed him. Now he is afraid to go to sleep. Sometimes he wakes to find himself paralysed, unable to move a muscle, while shadowy figures move around him. Other times he is the one moving around, while his body lies asleep on the bed. According to his doctor, sleep paralysis and out of body experiences are harmless - but to Elliot they're terrifying. Convinced that his brush with death has opened up connections with the spirit world, Elliott secures a live-in job at one of England's most haunted locations, determined to find out the truth. There he finds Sebastian, the ghost of a long-dead servant boy hanged for stealing bread. He also meets the living, breathing Ophelia, a girl with secrets of her own. She and Elliott grow closer, but things take a terrifying turn when Elliott discovers Sebastian is occupying his body when he leaves it. And the more time Sebastian spends inhabiting a living body, the more resistant he becomes to giving it back. Worse, he seems to have an unhealthy interest in Ophelia. Unless Elliott can lay Sebastian's spirit to rest, he risks being possessed by him for ever, and losing the girl of his dreams…
OMG! It sounds fabulous! Quick, go add it to your wishlist!