Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (70)

The Other Side of Dark by Sarah Smith

Since losing both of her parents, fifteen-year-old Katie can see and talk to ghosts, which makes her a loner until fellow student Law sees her drawing of a historic house and together they seek a treasure rumored to be hidden there by illegal slave-traders.
Law Walker knew Katie Mullens before she was crazy. Before her mother died. Law knows Katie’s crazy now, but she’s always been talented. And she keeps filling sketch pads even though her drawings have gone a little crazy as well—dark, bloody. What Law doesn’t know is that these drawings are real. Or were real. Katie draws what she sees—and Katie sees dead people. People who have died—recently, and not so recently—in accidents, from suicide, even a boy who was trapped in a house that burned down more than 100 years ago. And it’s this boy who makes Law want to get to know Katie all over again. So what if his dad doesn’t want him dating a white girl? So what if people think Katie is dangerous? The ghost boy is hiding a secret that Law needs to know—and it’s much bigger, much more shocking than anyone ever expected. [summary from Goodreads]

It sounds dark, with a promising blend of the historical, the paranormal, and the contemporary. It also has a POC main character, but it's not just about the trials and tribulations of being a POC. I like the sound of this!

The Other Side of Dark will be published by Atheneum on November 2, 2010.


  1. OHh this sounds good, first I have heard of it, but off to put it on my wish list...great pick!

  2. This book sounds awesome. I will have to put it on my TBR list. Thanks for sharing this one.

  3. This sounds good! Adding it to my TBR list.

  4. Another good one that I've not heard of *takes note*

  5. I like the sound of this! I can see it becoming a huge hit. Awesome choice!

  6. I'll be waiting to see how you like this book. It sounds like something I would have loved when I was a teen.

  7. This looks wonderful! I love the fire combined with the facial silhouettes - like one of those black and white Is it a vase or two faces puzzles. :P

  8. Hmm... sounds like the type of book that would make my skin crawl -- but in a good way!


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