Tuesday, June 10, 2014

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.
 
Jackaby 
by William Ritter
 
hitting shelves September 16th, 2014 from Algonquin Young Readers

description:
“Miss Rook, I am not an occultist,” Jackaby said. “I have a gift that allows me to see truth where others see the illusion--and there are many illusions. All the world’s a stage, as they say, and I seem to have the only seat in the house with a view behind the curtain.”

Newly arrived in New Fiddleham, New England, 1892, and in need of a job, Abigail Rook meets R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with a keen eye for the extraordinary--including the ability to see supernatural beings. Abigail has a gift for noticing ordinary but important details, which makes her perfect for the position of Jackaby’s assistant. On her first day, Abigail finds herself in the midst of a thrilling case: A serial killer is on the loose. The police are convinced it’s an ordinary villain, but Jackaby is certain it’s a nonhuman creature, whose existence the police--with the exception of a handsome young detective named Charlie Cane--deny.

Doctor Who meets Sherlock in William Ritter’s debut novel, which features a detective of the paranormal as seen through the eyes of his adventurous and intelligent assistant in a tale brimming with cheeky humor and a dose of the macabre.
 
My thoughts: They had me at "Doctor Who" meets "Sherlock".  There is no way I'm not reading this after a comparison like that. :)  Plus all the mystery, supernatural elements, and a Victorian setting puts this squarely on my most-wanted list.

 

20 comments :

  1. Emily Bradley-DormanJune 11, 2014 at 12:42 AM

    I'm really excited about this one too! And I agree who wouldn't want to read it with a description like that!! Hope you get a chance to read it soon :)
    Mily
    My WoW

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  2. ooh a sherlock holme / doctor who mix~~~ I shall be looking forward to your review when it comes out XD
    Awesome WOW pick XD


    ~ Maura (http://yaaddict.com)

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  3. i'm not familiar with doctor who but i'm a HUGE fan of sherlock (especially the benedict cumberbatch kind). love the cover of this one too! awesome pick becky :)

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

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  4. Awesome pick. Cover is cool. Blurb is intriguing. thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

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  5. The cover is kind of creepy but it's great!! Haven't heard of this series but sounds like a solid mystery novel. I can see why the romance irritated you- I hate those will-they-won't-they scenarios too. Awesome review.

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  6. Great pick! I am desperate to get my hands on a copy of Jackaby as it sounds fantastic! I'll definitely be picking up a copy of this as soon as I can :)

    My WoW!

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  7. Jenea WhittingtonJune 11, 2014 at 6:29 AM

    Sounds interesting! Hope you get to read it soon. Great pick.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's WoW

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  8. Liz @ Planet PrintJune 11, 2014 at 6:54 AM

    I have not heard of this before but it sounds so good! I love Sherlock and mysteries like this, plus this one has a supernatural twist which makes it even better. Great pick! Definitely adding this to my TBR.

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  9. kirstymariejonesstudioreadsJune 11, 2014 at 7:12 AM

    Haha, yup. Had me at Doctor Who and Sherlock. ;)

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

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  10. I do love this cover. <3 Gorgeous. Sounds awesome too :D I really hope you will love it. <3

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  11. What a TERRIFIC pick!! I'm not very familiar with Dr. Who, although I do know who he is, lol. However, Sherlock Holmes is my favorite fictinal detective, so of course I'm intrigued by the plot of this novel! And the fact that Jackaby can actually SEE supernatural beings makes this novel even MORE fascinating! I'm rushing over to Goodreads to add it to my shelves!!

    Thanks for dropping by and commenting on my own WOW!! : )

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  12. Thank you Becky! I'll try :D

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  13. This definitely sounds awesome, and yes, it totally had me at Doctor Who meets Sherlock, too! I totally love the cover! Great pick, thanks for sharing (:

    Cyn @ Bookmunchies

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  14. I'm excited for this one, too. The Victorian setting, a mystery...It all sounds awesome. Great pick!

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  15. Definitely sounds interesting! Great pick. Thanks for sharing.

    Here's my WoW

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  16. OH MY. I need this! I was just enjoying reading the synopsis, but Doctor Who meets Sherlock?? Must. Have. I love the title and cover, too! Great pick Becky!

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  17. Interesting sounding characters

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  18. I didn't finish Beautiful Creatures as well but I had to get this audiobook because Link and Ridley were the most interesting things about the books. I'm glad the spin-off is actually better than the original series.

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