Waiting on Wednesday (98) — MISTLE CHILD by Ari Berk

Waiting On Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about!

Mistle Child

In life, in death: family remains.

Silas Umber has finally come into his own as the Undertaker of Lichport when a mysterious invitation calls him beyond the marshes to Arvale, the ancestral manor of the Umbers. There, his extended family endures, waiting for a living Undertaker to return and preside over the Door Doom, an archaic rite that grants a terrible power to summon and bind the dead in judgment.

As Silas assumes the mantle of Janus, the Watcher at the Threshold, deep below the earth in the catacombs and sunken towers, grim spirits grow restless at his arrival—hungry for freedom and eager for vengeance against a family with a long history of harsh judgments. Now, Silas must right an ancient wrong and accept that even a house of ghosts can be haunted by its past—for in matters of family, we are who we were.

Delving deeper into the haunting world of ghosts, ancestors, and eldritch lore, Ari Berk returns to the series that Publisher’s Weekly calls “thought-provoking gothic fantasy,” with a style the School Library Journal praises as “reminiscent of the classic gothic works of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Shirley Jackson.”

MISTLE CHILD will be released February 12th 2013 from Simon & Schuster.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


Hafsah Faizal is a YA author, designer, and blogger. Her designs have graced the sites of New York Times bestselling authors, bloggers, and more. She resides in Texas, with her family.

August 9, 2012



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    Little Miss Becky

    August 8, 2012

    I'd heard the first book in this series was really good! Hope this one is, too! Great pick!

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    Keely Mahaffey

    August 8, 2012

    Wow, sounds awesome.. the cover is simply, but the colors catch your eye.. great pick :)

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    August 8, 2012

    This sounds great, I will have to check it out.

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    Kai @ Amaterasureads

    August 8, 2012

    I haven't read the first book! I'm not a fan of the cover though, loved the one of the first book. But great pick Hafsah!

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    Mel - Thedailyprophecy.

    August 8, 2012

    Oh, I'm not a fan of the cover, but the blurb sounds fascinating. I might give this one – and the first – a try. Thanks for sharing!

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    Jessica@a GREAT read

    August 8, 2012

    Ooh interesting! I haven't heard of this one!

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    Brandileigh2003 (Blkosiners Book Blog)

    August 8, 2012

    Haven't heard of this one, but sounds interesting.
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    August 8, 2012

    I haven't heard of this series but I've added the first book to my wishlist. Great choice!

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    August 8, 2012

    I like the premise of this one. Thanks for sharing.

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    Tribute Books Mama

    August 8, 2012

    I hope you enjoy! your pick.


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    August 8, 2012

    This sounds so awesome!

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    Katie @ BlookGirl

    August 8, 2012

    I've never heard of this one, but it does sound interesting. I love your taste in books, Hafsah! Thanks for the heads-up about this one :-)

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    Carmen B.

    August 8, 2012

    This sounds great! Haven't heard of this series before, but anything with undertakers and creepy manors is fine with me :) Definitely a new TBR add.

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    Sarah @ Y.A. Love

    August 9, 2012

    I've never heard of this before, but it sounds fantastic! Thanks for featuring it :)

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    Valerie StuckInBooks

    August 9, 2012

    Don't know this one. Interesting.

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