Waiting on Wednesday: The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall by Katie Alender

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:

The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall by Katie Alender

Expected Release Date:  August 24, 2015

Asylum meets Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, in this riveting tale of ghosts, secrets, and family, from master of suspense Katie Alender.

Delia’s new house isn’t just a house. It used to be an insane asylum, a place to lock up “troubled” young women lof?ng ago. And a restless, wicked spirit is still at play–and it doesn’t want defiant girls like Delia to go anywhere.

So the house kills her.

Now Delia is a ghost, trapped in her creepy home forever. As she meets the other ghost girls who haunt the narrow hallways, as well as the handsome ghost boy on the grounds, she learns shocking truths about the house’s history. Delia also realizes that her alive and grieving sister might be the house’s next target. Can Delia unlock the mystery of the old asylum, save her sister, and free herself?

(summary via Goodreads)

Here’s to hoping the book is a lot less like the two books it gets compared to in the opening part of the book’s blurb and is a lot more compelling.  Early buzz for this one is great and it’s supposed to be much more gothic than gore, which I appreciate.  I love how many horror novels are being published this late summer/early fall, and I can’t wait to start digging into some of these titles to get me in the Halloween mood.

What are you waiting on this week?

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