Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #27 {Shutter by Courtney Almeda}

“Waiting on Wednesday” is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.

Title: Shutter
Author: Courtney Alameda
Published: February 3rd, 2015 by Feiwel & Friends

Horror has a new name: introducing Courtney Alameda.

Micheline Helsing is a tetrachromat—a girl who sees the auras of the undead in a prismatic spectrum. As one of the last descendants of the Van Helsing lineage, she has trained since childhood to destroy monsters both corporeal and spiritual: the corporeal undead go down by the bullet, the spiritual undead by the lens. With an analog SLR camera as her best weapon, Micheline exorcises ghosts by capturing their spiritual energy on film. She's aided by her crew: Oliver, a techno-whiz and the boy who developed her camera's technology; Jude, who can predict death; and Ryder, the boy Micheline has known and loved forever.

When a routine ghost hunt goes awry, Micheline and the boys are infected with a curse known as a soulchain. As the ghostly chains spread through their bodies, Micheline learns that if she doesn't exorcise her entity in seven days or less, she and her friends will die. Now pursued as a renegade agent by her monster-hunting father, Leonard Helsing, she must track and destroy an entity more powerful than anything she's faced before . . . or die trying.

Lock, stock, and lens, she’s in for one hell of a week.

Why This Book?

After having read Unbreakable from Kami Garcia and absolutely loving it, I have been trying to find something similar.  I love the whole ghost hunter aspect and that the main character must deal with being infected by a curse.  The synopsis also makes it sound like the writing style would be something I would very much enjoy.

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