ABSENT by Katie Williams (WOW #124)

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


Forever is a long time to be stuck in high school.

Seventeen-year-old Paige is dead, the victim of a freak fall from the roof during Physics class. Now she’s a ghost, permanently bound to the grounds of her high school. It isn’t all bad, she can find out everyone’s secrets, which can be amusing—for a while. But then Paige hears something that isn’t amusing at all: the rumor spread by the most popular girl at school that her death wasn’t an accident—that she supposedly jumped on purpose. Paige is desperate to stop the gossip, but what can a ghost do? Then Paige discovers something amazing. She can possess living people when they think of her, and she can make them do almost anything. Maybe, just maybe, she can get inside the girl who’s responsible for the stories. . . and have a little fun turning the tables while she’s at it.

Katie Williams’s second novel is a suspenseful page-turner full of eerie wit and a touch of the otherworldly.

ABSENT will be released April 30th, 2013 from Chronicle Books.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


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    Little Miss Becky

    February 6, 2013

    This one caught my eye as well! I was pretty surprised by some the upcoming books from Chronicle (my WoW pick is from them this week, too!).

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    February 6, 2013

    I am looking forward to this one too!! I was lucky to get an eARC for this from Edelweiss!!

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    YA Vixens

    February 6, 2013

    I love this cover. Sounds like a great story too!!
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    February 6, 2013

    Loving the summary for this book. Adding it to my list. Thanks for the post! :)

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    February 6, 2013

    oooh hadn't heard of this one but it sounds like it'll be a good one. Definitely adding it to my list! =)

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    Jennifer @ YA Sisterhood

    February 6, 2013

    I think this one sounds great! And I got approved on Edelweiss for it! Yay!

    My WOW

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    February 6, 2013

    This sounds really interesting! The idea of a ghost possessing students at the high school she used to go to is really cool. I can't wait to read more about it. Thanks for the introduction!

    My WoW

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    Zed K

    February 6, 2013

    I hadn't heard of this, but it sounds exciting. Thanks for sharing.

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    Dani Chapman

    February 6, 2013

    My goodness that does sounds like an interesting book. Great pick and Happy Reading! Here is my WoW for this week!

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    February 7, 2013

    New follower! This sounds like a really interesting book! Great pick!

    Halee @ Confessions of a Book Addict

    My WoW

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    Courtney Reads A Lot

    February 7, 2013

    Definitely adding this to my TBR list. Sounds intense! Great pick!

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    Dazzling Mage

    February 7, 2013

    Ooh, this sounds fantastic! Great WoW pick!

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    Janita @ Book, Interrupted

    February 8, 2013

    So cool! The cover is so gorgeous. Just added this to my TBR list. Super excited to read this now!