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Waiting on Wednesday: Absent by Katie Williams

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.  Its purpose is to spotlight eagerly-anticipated upcoming releases.

This week I’m eagerly awaiting:

Absent by Katie Williams

Expected release date: April 30, 2013

Forever is a long time to be stuck in high school.

Seventeen-year-old Paige is dead, the victim of a freak fall from the roof during Physics class. Now she’s a ghost, permanently bound to the grounds of her high school. It isn’t all bad, she can find out everyone’s secrets, which can be amusing—for a while. But then Paige hears something that isn’t amusing at all: the rumor spread by the most popular girl at school that her death wasn’t an accident—that she supposedly jumped on purpose. Paige is desperate to stop the gossip, but what can a ghost do? Then Paige discovers something amazing. She can possess living people when they think of her, and she can make them do almost anything. Maybe, just maybe, she can get inside the girl who’s responsible for the stories. . . and have a little fun turning the tables while she’s at it.

(summary via Goodreads)

This isn’t necessarily my usual type of book, but Kelly @ gave it some positive buzz on one of the Circulating Ideas podcasts, and now I’m looking forward to it.  If it’s done well, which Kelly said it was, it should be a really interesting and intriguing read.  I’m always willing to read a paranormal title as long as it’s done well and keeps the ridiculous love triangles at bay.

What are you waiting on this week?


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