Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Can't Wait Wednesday #9: The Rattled Bones by S.M. Parker

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings to spotlight and talk about the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.  My pick this week is a book that just sounds interesting.  Partly for the archaeology aspect, partly for the ghostly aspect.  Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

Unearthing years of buried secrets, Rilla Brae is haunted by ghostly visions tied to the tainted history of a mysterious island in this haunting novel from the author of The Girl Who Fell.

Maine-bred, independent Rilla Brae is no stranger to the deep. She knows the rhythms of hard work and harder seas. But when she experiences the sudden death of her father, the veil between the living and the dead blurs and she begins to be haunted by a girl on a nearby, uninhabited island. The girl floats a song over the waves, and it is as beautiful as it is terrifying. Familiar and distant.

Then Rilla meets Sam, a University of Southern Maine archeology student tasked with excavating the very island where the ghostly girl has appeared. Sam sifts the earth looking for the cultural remains of an island people who were forcibly evicted by the state nearly a hundred years ago. Sam tells Rilla the island has a history no locals talk about—if they know about it at all—due to the shame the events brought to the working waterfront community. All Rilla knows for sure is that the island has always been there—an eerie presence anchored in the stormy sea. Now Sam’s work and the ghostly girl’s song lure Rilla to the island’s shores.

As Rilla helps Sam to unearth the island’s many secrets, Rilla’s visions grow—until the two discover a tragedy kept silent for years. And it’s a tragedy that has everything to do with Rilla’s past.
   


Sounds like it could be good, right?  What book are you waiting on this week?

23 comments:

  1. I agree, this one sounds awesome and I just added it to my wishlist. I've not seen it before but I think it has a lot of potential. Thanks for sharing it!

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  2. Archaeology and ghosts? Count me in! Definitely adding this one to the wishlist :)

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  3. Great pick! This book and author are both new to me, but it sound like a great concept. I hope you enjoy it!

    My WoW: http://jacquesbooknook.blogspot.com/2017/03/waiting-on-wednesday-brave-by-tammara.html

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    1. Both were new to me as well, so I look forward to maybe finding a new author! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Amazing pick! I loved Shannon's first book, The Girl Who Fell, so I have high expectations for this one too--and it sounds sooo good! Hope we both love it :)

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

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    1. That looks really good. I love books set in New England.

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    2. I haven't read anything by this author yet, so glad to hear that you liked the first book. Thanks for visiting!

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  5. Oooh! Doesn't that look and sound creepy. I hope you enjoy it!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

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  6. Not my usual type of read but this one sounds too good to pass up. Adding it to my wishlist. Hope you enjoy it!

    Renee ~ My CWW

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  7. Yes! I love the sound of this one, very creepy and mystical!

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  8. Sounds like an interesting book and the cover looks so beautiful!

    Here’s my WoW !

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  9. This book is new to me. It doesn't sound like something I would normally read, but I hope you enjoy it, Lisa.
    My WoW

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  10. That cover is cool (AND SO SPOOKY!). This is an author I'm not familiar with, but it's always fun to discover new names/books. :) Thanks for visiting Finding Wonderland, Lisa.

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    1. I know! That's what totally caught me. It's a new author for me as well. Hoping it will be a good one. Thanks for returning the visit!

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  11. WOAH. This one is new to me! You don't see a lot of books involving archaeology. I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a wonderful week, Lisa. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. I am so interested in archaeology that it totally grabbed me from that aspect alone. Thanks for stopping by!

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