Waiting On Wenesday: Week 51

My pick this week is:

Dreaming of Amelia ( The Ghosts of Ashbury High in US) by Jaclyn Moriarty

Dreaming of Amelia is the story of Amelia and Riley. They're bad kids from the bad crowd at bad Brookfield High, and they've just transferred to Ashbury.

Brilliant, mysterious and probably evil, they have the rich kids at Ashbury spellbound.

But just who are Amelia and Riley?

Tantalisingly aloof, they are some how managing to have an extraordinary impact on all the HSC Ashbury students, and the staff.

Told through memoirs written as part of the gothic fiction elective in the HSC English exam,
Dreaming of Amelia is a story about ghosts, secrets, madness, passion, locked doors, femme fatales – and that terrifying moment in the final year of high school when you realise that the future's come to get you.

A brilliant new novel from Jaclyn Moriarty, whose compelling storytelling weaves lyrically around the reader. (from Macmillan's Australia's website!)

This looks soooo good! I really just can't wait to read as well as see the US cover ( the UK is featured above).

Dreaming of Amelia will be released sometime next year. Does anyone know a specific date? Thanks to A Bookshelf Monstrosity, I know know this will hit shelves April 2010! :)

Waiting on Wednesday is from an idea by Jill at Breaking the Spine.


  1. This looks interesting... especially the way it's written, through the use of "memoirs".

  2. Ooh, great pick! I've got this but haven't read it yet. I'll let you know what I think!

  3. Amazon.com says it's coming out April 2010.

  4. Great choice! This book sounds interesting and I have never heard of it before.

  5. Awesome pick! I can't wait for this one either. And I just love the cover.

  6. I've just recently discovered the awesomeness that is Jaclyn Moriarty. This is the first in-depth summary that I've seen of this book, so thanks!

  7. I'm super excited for this one! Just stumbled across it today. :)

  8. Great pick! The cover is gorgeous

  9. Wow, great pick. This sounds so intriguing, especially the viewpoint it's written from!

  10. I just found about about this book. It sounds good. The cover is nice even if it's too cute for a book on ghosts.

  11. Sounds exciting and sinister. I hadn't heard of this author before and now I've seen her name twice in a week. I must be so behind the times...

  12. ive just read this book and its brilliant:) its already out in australia.
    jaclyn moriarty is one of favourite authors and i highly reccomend all her books.

  13. oh and this is the australian cover which i think suits the book a lot more: http://www.panmacmillan.com.au/cover1/9780330425278.jpg


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