This week I'm waiting on....
The Other Side of Dark by Sarah Smith
Release Date: November 2, 2010
From the other side of dark they come, the ghosts of the violently dead. George Perkins, a mentally challenged boy who has been put in charge of a bloodsoaked treasure. Katie Mullens’s father who died in the Middle East. And the Others…
Law Walker, son of a famous African American professor, had a crush on Katie before she went crazy. Before her mother died. She was always a talented artist, but now her drawings have gone crazy too. They’re dark, they’re bloody—and they’re real. Katie draws what she sees. Dead people. Ghosts.Now Katie needs Law to help the visions stop. And Law wants to help her. So what if his dad doesn’t want him dating a white girl? But Law needs Katie too, to find out what George knows about the treasure … and what Katie is going to see will be much bigger, much more shocking than anyone expected.
This powerhouse novel is about ugly histories, brave and desperate choices, and learning to see people—dead and alive—for who they really are.
-I see dead people! (haven't even seen that movie. ha) I'm normally a big fan of books that state upfront that there will be an interracial romance but I like that this is a fantasy/paranormal (I don't really know which genre this book falls into) that involves ghosts, craziness and a PoC main character. Plus the added in romance should keep the book from terrifying me ;)
Summary from author's website (sarahsmith.com)
Reading in Color News
It's official my as yet unnamed 2011 debut author of color YA/MG feature is a go! I only have about nine authors so my fingers are crossed that I will find more authors of color making their debut in YA/MG. If you'd like to be featured (no ebooks) please email me or leave a comment. I also need suggestions for what to call this feature. Any ideas? Email or leave a comment.
Something that reminds with 2011?
As you can see, I need help! I'm looking for a creative title, but the only creative bones in my body are related to dance :) So I've got nothing.
What are you waiting on this week? Any PoC releases?