PLAGUE IN THE MIRROR by Deborah Noyes (WOW #123)

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

Plague in the Mirror

In a sensual paranormal romance, a teen girl’s doppelgänger from 1348 Florence lures her into the past in hopes of exacting a deadly trade.

It was meant to be a diversion — a summer in Florence with her best friend, Liam, and his travel-writer mom, doing historical research between breaks for gelato. A chance to forget that back in Vermont, May’s parents, and all semblance of safety, were breaking up. But when May wakes one night sensing someone in her room, only to find her ghostly twin staring back at her, normalcy becomes a distant memory. And when later she follows the menacing Cristofana through a portale to fourteenth-century Florence, May never expects to find safety in the eyes of Marco, a soulful painter who awakens in her a burning desire and makes her feel truly seen. The wily Cristofana wants nothing less of May than to inhabit each other’s lives, but with the Black Death ravaging Old Florence, can May’s longing for Marco’s touch be anything but madness? Lush with atmosphere both passionate and eerie, this evocative tale follows a girl on the brink of womanhood as she dares to transcend the familiar — and discovers her sensual power.

PLAGUE IN THE MIRROR will be released June 11th, 2013 from Candlewick Press.

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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.



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    January 30, 2013

    That cover gave me chills…I had to scroll down lol. This sounds interesting. Didn't expect it to be time travel/historical fiction-ish. Might just have to read this one lol. My WOW

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    Danica Page

    January 30, 2013

    This sounds really intriguing too. I am probably going to have to read this one as well. Thanks for sharing.

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    January 30, 2013

    This sounds really interesting. Plus I'm sorta a sucker for books that mention or have plagues in them.
    My WoW

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    Jenea Whittington

    January 30, 2013

    Wow, I don't think I have many books with dopplegangers, and it sounds interesting. Awesome pick.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's WoW

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    Jennifer Messerschmidt

    January 30, 2013

    Ooohhh her evil doppleganger from the past?! That sounds different!
    My WOW

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    January 30, 2013

    Interesting! :)

    WoW Mel@thedailyprophecy.

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    Patrick Castro

    January 30, 2013

    Ooh! This one sounds really cool Hafash, so is the cover!
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    Janita @ Book, Interrupted

    January 30, 2013

    Holy this looks sooo creepy! The cover just gives me chills after reading the synopsis. Great pick!
    My WoW :)

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    January 30, 2013

    This one sounds really interesting. I love the creepy cover too!! Awesome pick!

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    January 30, 2013

    Ooooh interesting! I hadn't heard of this one yet, Hafsah! I do love me a good romance with a great story behind it. ;)

    Bailey at IB Book Blogging

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    Brandi Kosiner

    January 30, 2013

    This looks great.
    Hope you get to read it soon!
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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    Tribute Books Mama

    January 30, 2013

    Very captivating, enjoy!

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    Bonnie R

    January 30, 2013

    Oh, wow. This is a new find for me and it sounds fantastic! Great pick!
    My WoW Pick!

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    January 30, 2013

    what an interesting premise!! definitely going to add to my TBR!

    Here's My W.o.W.

    jaime @ Fic Fare

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    Ashley @ Book Labyrinth

    January 30, 2013

    Eep, this sounds intense!!

    Also, is it just me or does that girl on the cover look like Taylor Swift? o.O

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    January 30, 2013

    This one sounds great!! Will definitely add it to my list. Love books that have time travel aspects in them. Great pick! =)

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    Katie @ BlookGirl

    January 30, 2013

    Holy frijoles, this sounds creepy and amazing! Thanks so much for the heads-up on this one :-)

    My WoW Pick is pretty unique, too. Hope you'll add it to your TBR pile!

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    Giselle @ Book Nerd Canada

    January 30, 2013

    Ooh this looks awesomesauce..That cover is a little creepy though. The way she's staring at herself in the mirror lol
    Giselle @ Book Nerd Canada
    Waiting on Wednesday

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    Henry Circle

    January 30, 2013

    oohh.. eerie and passionate? I would totally buy this!

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    January 31, 2013

    This sounds so creepy and wonderful! Sometimes I wonder how authors come up with this stuff, I really do!

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    Dazzling Mage

    February 1, 2013

    Ooh, this sounds interesting! Nice WoW pick!

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    essay writing free

    February 1, 2013

    Fabulous idea to create such interesting things like that.Amazing!!
    essay writing free