Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (10)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

I do love Jonathan Stroud! Especially his Bartimaeus series which was hilarious as well as adventurous and exciting.  And the sound of this new series of teenage ghost hunters makes me hugely excited indeed. It's coming out in hardback by Random House on the 29th of August. Mark your calendars!

The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood and Co) by Jonathan Stroud (29th August, Random House)

When the dead come back to haunt the living, Lockwood & Co. step in . . .

For more than fifty years, the country has been affected by a horrifying epidemic of ghosts. A number of Psychic Investigations Agencies have sprung up to destroy the dangerous apparitions.

Lucy Carlyle, a talented young agent, arrives in London hoping for a notable career. Instead she finds herself joining the smallest most ramshackle agency in the city, run by the charismatic Anthony Lockwood. When one of their cases goes horribly wrong, Lockwood & Co. have one last chance of redemption. Unfortunately this involves spending the night in one of the most haunted houses in England, and trying to escape alive.

Set in a city stalked by spectres, The Screaming Staircase is the first in a chilling new series full of suspense, humour and truly terrifying ghosts. Your nights will never be the same again . . .

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How amazing does this sound?! What are you waiting on this week?


  1. This sounds creepy but intriguing! I love a haunted house story so I'll be looking forward to this one when it comes out. I hope you manage to read it soon :)

    1. Thanks Zoe, I do have a copy of it to read and I'm hugely excited about it :)

  2. I've never read anything by Jonathon Stroud but this sounds great!

    1. Ooh, it does, doesn't it? I'm going to be reading The Amulet of Samarkand (the first book in the Bartimaeus series) with E soon. Will be great to introduce E to it and to get back to such a fun series :)

  3. I haven't read anything by Jonathon Stroud yet so I'll have to have a look. :)

  4. This sounds so good and right up my street, great pick! :)


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