Published by Hyperion Books for Children, the print edition is 352 pages.
While there may not be too many books releasing the week of October 16th, there was no question that I would be choosing Break My Heart 1,000 Times by Daniel Waters as the book to watch this week. I first learned about it when I was offered a copy for trade and when I saw the cover it was an instant “must have.”
But it still didn’t clue me in to just what this book might be about. So I checked it out on Goodreads and was totally intrigued.
I love the idea that not only is there a “sinister plot” to kill the main character Veronica in order to free up her body to host another girl’s ghost, but that the story is set in a world where ghosts are visible to everyone. And they’re somehow “gaining power.”
I’m dying – no pun intended – to find out just what these ghosts are planning to do with their newfound power. I’m curious to see if Veronica will be able to thwart her teacher’s attempt to release her from her body so his deceased daughter’s ghost can take it over. And I’m very curious to know how the title to this story factors in.
I haven’t yet read the GENERATION DEAD books by the author, though I do own the first book. But it’s this book that has me super excited to discover this author’s writing style and to meet his characters.
The description promises that it is “delectably creepy” which is exactly my type of story, so I can’t wait until it releases and I can be one of those readers left “with the chills.” And with just over two weeks until its release, I am thrilled to be able to spotlight it here this week.
Places to Watch
The author on FACEBOOK
The author on GOODREADS
The author’s WEBSITE
The author’s character’s WEBSITE
About the Book
Living in the aftermath of the Event means that seeing the dead is now a part of life, but Veronica wishes that the ghosts would just move on. Instead, the ghosts aren’t disappearing–they’re gaining power.
When Veronica and her friend, Kirk, decide to investigate why, they stumble upon a more sinister plot than they ever could have imagined. One of Veronica’s high school teachers is crippled by the fact that his dead daughter has never returned as a ghost, and he’s haunted by the possibility that she’s waiting to reappear within a fresh body. Veronica seems like the perfect host. And even if he’s wrong, what’s the harm in creating one more ghost?
From critically acclaimed Generation Dead author Daniel Waters, comes a delectably creepy and suspenseful thriller. Break My Heart 1,000 Times will leave readers with the chills. Or is that a ghost reading over the page?
Other Amazing Books to Watch
Here are a couple awesome books releasing the week of October 16th:
The Space Between Us by Jessica Martinez
Hidden (House of Night #10) by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast