Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine, and is a fun way to share upcoming books that you’re excited about with other readers and bloggers. I just caught wind of this book recently:
The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick. Releases in January 2015 from Roaring Brook Press. The format of this appears to be similar to Midwinterblood, a series of linked stories with different characters and set in different time periods. I haven’t yet read Midwinterblood, although I have a copy waiting for that moment when I have time! Here’s the description from Goodreads:
From 2014 Printz award-winning author Marcus Sedgwick comes a bold, genre-bending epic that chronicles madness, obsession, and creation, from the Paleolithic era through the Witch Hunts and into the space-bound future.
Four linked stories boldly chronicle madness, obsession, and creation through the ages. Beginning with the cave-drawings of a young girl on the brink of creating the earliest form of writing, Sedgwick traverses history, plunging into the seventeenth century witch hunts and a 1920s insane asylum where a mad poet’s obsession with spirals seems to be about to unhinge the world of the doctor trying to save him. Sedgwick moves beyond the boundaries of historical fiction and into the future in the book’s final section, set upon a spaceship voyaging to settle another world for the first time. Merging Sedgwick’s gift for suspense with science- and historical-fiction, Ghosts of Heaven is a tale is worthy of intense obsession.
This book gets two cool covers! Here’s the UK cover, which I love just as much as the US cover. Let me know what you’re waiting on!