Two things that I really enjoy are coming together. The first is author Holly Black. Her Curse Workers trilogy is absolutely genius (oh hey, feel free to check out my reviews of White Cat and Red Glove). The second thing is creepy middle grade along the lines of The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls. Black’s forthcoming book (illustrated by Eliza Wheeler) sounds amazing, and I can’t wait to read it. Doll Bones will be released on May 7, 2013 by Margaret K. McElderry Books (Simon & Schuster).
Zach, Poppy, and Alice have been friends forever. And for almost as long, they’ve been playing one continuous, ever-changing game of pirates and thieves, mermaids and warriors. Ruling over all is the Great Queen, a bone-china doll cursing those who displease her.
But they are in middle school now. Zach’s father pushes him to give up make-believe, and Zach quits the game. Their friendship might be over, until Poppy declares she’s been having dreams about the Queen—and the ghost of a girl who will not rest until the bone-china doll is buried in her empty grave.
and Poppy set off on one last adventure to lay the Queen’s ghost to rest. But nothing goes according to plan, and as their adventure turns into an epic journey, creepy things begin to happen. Is the doll just a doll or something more sinister? And if there really is a ghost, will it let them go now that it has them in its clutches? Alice
What books are you waiting on?