February 16, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: The Girl Behind the Glass and Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and features books that we just can't wait to get our hands on!

This week's picks both seem the kind to send chills down your spine...

The Girl Behind the Glass by Jane Kelley

Description from Amazon:

"The house on Hemlock Road used to be someone's home. Until something happened. Something that even after 80 years, can never be forgotten or forgiven . . . .

Eleven-year-old twins Hannah and Anna agree about everything—especially that they don't want to move to the creepy old house on Hemlock Road. But as soon as they move into the house, the twins start disagreeing for the first time in their lives. In fact, it's almost as though something or someone is trying to drive them apart. While Anna settles in, Hannah can't ignore the strange things that keep happening on Hemlock Road. Why does she sense things that no one else in the family does?  Like when the hemlock branch outside waves shush, shush. Or at night, if she listens hard enough, it's almost as though someone is trying to talk to her. Someone no one else can hear. Someone angry enough to want revenge. Hannah, are you listening? Is the house haunted? Is Hannah crazy? Or does something in the house want her as a best friend—forever?"

Sounds like a great modern spooky read with a Gothic atmosphere. Just the description here is creeping me out!

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Goodreads' description:

"A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. And a strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children who once lived here—one of whom was his own grandfather—were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a desolate island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows."

Somehow this one is even more disturbing, especially with that cover. What's with the photograph collection? Are the children ghosts? Is there a connection to the family tragedy? Lots of questions for this one!

What books are you waiting on?


  1. I love the cover on both of those! And, the synopses sounds really interesting.

  2. I see what you mean by the chills, they both look very creepy but interesting. That second cover really is disturbing but I'm sure people will pick it up to find out the answers to the questions it evokes!

  3. Two creepy picks - I hope you enjoy them! I have to admit I'm intrigued by the second book, and I'm not usually into anything disturbing. Nice choices.

    If you'd like, you can check out my WoW post here.

  4. These look very creepy! Great covers!
    Truly Bookish

  5. Great choice!! I haven't heard of these ones! Thank you for sharing!

    My WoW

    Moonlight Gleam

  6. Gee - "Miss Peregrine's" looks awesome!!

    Thank you for your nice comment on my blog and your offer to help me. ;")

    Have a great day!!

  7. Ooh, I hadn't heard of The Girl Behind the Glass. That sounds spooky! I'm on the fence about the second one. I'll be keeping an eye out for reviews. Nice scary picks this week!

  8. OOOOH. These both sounds/look CREEPY... I haven't seen either of them around. Not sure how I do with the chills-down-your-spine books... :)

    Thanks for the LOVELY message on my blog as well ~ I am SO much better than before (but still on bed rest. sigh...)

    xo Nomes

    have a BRILLIANT weekend!

  9. I could almost point to the page where this novel turns from being a wonderfully eerie ghost story to being a messy, overplotted would-be Harry Potter adventure that manages to both overexplain and underexplain everything.


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