15 September 2010

Wishin' and Hopin': Your mama's ghost


Amazon blurb: "When Holly's mother dies unexpectedly, she thinks things can't get much worse. But then her dad starts dating again. And his new girlfriend is Holly's aunt her mom's sister! Aunt Claudia is known in Hollywood as the Queen of B Movies. Horror films, zombie flicks, she's made them all. Holly never liked her aunt, but now she positively can't stand her. Especially once the ghost of her mother appears and tells Holly that Claudia was to blame for her death. Inspired by Hamlet, this funny novel about the danger of family secrets is a modern comic take on a classic Shakespearean tragedy."

Scheduled publication date: October 14, 2010
Doesn't it sound a bit like Hamlet meets spunky Nancy Drew? I love that this one is scheduled to release right before Halloween. I adore ghost stories around Halloween.

38 comments :

  1. This one sounds like an intriguing departure from the usual ghost stories...

    Here's mine:

    http://lindsaymalone.wordpress.com/2010/09/15/waiting-on-wednesday-sept-15/

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  2. This looks really good. I wouldn't have picked it up without your post - but it looks like something I'll enjoy. Thanks!!

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  3. Hamlet, scream quéens, well that is one mix I'd like to try :)

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  4. Ooooh this one sounds fun! Anything that sounds like a twist of Nancy Drew is fine by me :)

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  5. Oooh, I like the sound of that, Nancy Drew crossed with Hamlet!

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  6. Wow, this one sounds like a lot of fun. Great pick! Here's my WoW

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  7. Hamlet meets Nancy Drew? That sounds like a lot of fun. Great choice!

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  8. This looks like it would be a fun read. I'll keep an eye out for it and I hope you get to enjoy it when it's released :) Hope you enjoy your day

    Here's my WOW for the week

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  9. Inspired by Hamlet? This sounds so cool!

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  10. What a cool book. I'm adding this to my goodreads page. I loved Nancy Drew when I was a kid and the Hamlet aspect intrigues me even more!

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  11. Hmmm...I haven't seen this one before. Thanks, Juju!! :-)

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  12. This sounds interesting. Definitely something I would like to read.

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  13. will have to add this to my Peril the First Challenge! Sounds too cool!

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  14. Ha Ha1 Love that analogy...Hamlet and Nancy Drew! Love both of those btw! Thanks for coming by my site! Have a great day!

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  15. This one definitely sounds like a fun one! I've never heard of it before, but I'll be looking out for it in Oct!

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  16. Sounds good!! I will have to check this one out! :)

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  17. interesting pick...Ill keep my eyes out for this one..:D

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  18. This one sounds like a lot of fun!! I like the concept.

    New follower here!

    Please stop by and visit my pick:
    http://littlesqueed.blogspot.com/2010/09/waiting-on-wednesday_15.html

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  19. Definitely has potential! Could be pretty good if done well, especially with the pre-Halloween ghost fun!

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  20. Exactly what I was thinking! Good call! ^_^

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  21. Ooh, I love the sound of this one! And it's not too far away from coming out,

    Great pick, Juju! =)

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  22. This looks to be a cool read. I hope you get your book and that you enjoy it. Check out what I am Waiting on Wednesday for.

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  23. This one sounds really interesting! I'll have to check it out when it's released!

    I'm a new follower :)

    Check out my WoW here!

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  24. That sounds like an exciting book! Love the title too!

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  25. This sounds awesome!!! I can't wait to pick it up around Halloween. Hollywood, ghosts, with a twist on Hamlet. A Girl, A Ghost, And The Hollywood Hills sounds right up my alley. Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Nancy Drew and Hamlet should make for a great combination! A Girl, A Ghost, and the Hollywood Hills looks very entertaining.

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  27. this looks really cool!! thanks for sharing, i'm adding it to my list!

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  28. Whew, that sounds a bit crazy and fun! I'm adding it to my wishlist. Thanks for pointing it out! :) You always have some great finds.

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  29. Oh wow - this DOES sound a little bit Nancy Drew-ish. Fun!

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  30. I've been really curious about the book...

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  31. Nice pick, Its my first time hearing about this one.

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  32. Just before halloween... that's a good timing!

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