Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It lets us all gush about what soon-to-be released books we are jumping-up-and-down excited for.
 
The Screaming Staircase
by Jonathan Stroud

hitting shelves September 17, 2013 from Disney-Hyperion
(August 29th from Random House UK)

description:
Hauntings are our business . . .

Ghosts crowd the streets and houses of London. Anthony Lockwood, with his slightly grumpy deputy George, and his junior field operative Lucy, make up LOCKWOOD & CO, the small, shabby yet talented ghost-hunting agency.

After a series of calamitous investigations into the supernatural go awry, the team are desperate to prove themselves. Their opportunity comes in the form of a terrifying ghost, the Red Duke. But little do they know what perils lie in store for them at the haunted Bliss Hall . . .


My thoughts:  Until recently I overlooked this one, because there's not alot of middle grade that catches my eye right off the bat.  However, after seeing the absolutely spine-tingling trailer, I'm super excited to read this.  Personally, going by the trailer, I think this actually looks a little creepy for the MG audience, but perfect for meeeee! :D

Check out the trailer: 

14 comments :

  1. Thanks for sharing. This looks great, I'll have to keep my eye out for it once it's released ;)

    - Sunny @ A Sunny Spot Blog

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  2. I think this will be popular with kids and it looks like a fun story.

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  3. My book club girls are going to love this. Thanks.

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  4. Cool pick. Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. Looks awesome :D I love creepy middle grade, hih. Hope you enjoy it :)

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  6. This one looks great! I'm all about it for sure!
    My WoW

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  7. Ooh, this sounds great! I'm not normally that much into MG either but I like the sound of this one and I really enjoyed Stroud's writing in Bartimaeus! Thanks for bringing it to my attention :)

    My WoW

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  8. Ohh this looks really good. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. I don't normally read that much MG, but this one does sounds awesome. Great pick!

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  10. I just finished it. There are parts of it that are creepy, but I would not say it's too much for a MG audience. That said, I LOVED IT. And I cannot wait for you to read it. It was SO GOOD.

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  11. Ooh, I don't know this book!! It looks so fun and creepy though! Great pick! :)

    Rachel @ Paper Cuts

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  12. I didn't even know Jonathan Stroud was releasing a new book! I loved his Bartimaeus trilogy and I love the humour in his books. Definitely need to get my hands on this one. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. I LOVED IT !!OMG SUCH A GOOD BOOK!!

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