Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a feature hosted by Breaking The Spine where I talk about books that I am eagerly anticipating!


This week, my WoW pick is…..


Waiting On WednesdaySanctuary by Jennifer McKissack
Published by Scholastic on September 29, 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Gothic

After the untimely death of her aunt Laura, Cecilia Cross is forced to return to Sanctuary, a rambling, old French-Gothic mansion that crowns a remote island off the coast of Maine. Cecilia is both drawn to and repulsed by Sanctuary. The scent of the ocean intoxicates her, but she's also haunted by the ghosts of her past--of her father who died at Sanctuary five years ago, and of her mother who was committed soon after. The memories leave Cecilia feeling shaken, desperate to run away and forget her terrible family history. But then a mysterious guest arrives at Sanctuary: Eli Bauer, a professor sent to examine Sanctuary's library. Cecilia is intrigued by this strange young man who seems so interested in her -- even more interested in her than in the books he is meant to be studying. Who is he and what does he want? Can Cecilia possibly trust her growing feelings for him? And can he help her make peace with her haunted, tragic past?

Who doesn’t love a Gothic novel, right? Add this one to your list because it looks like it’s going to be soooo good!


About Jennifer McKissack

Author at Scholastic Press. SANCTUARY. Rep: Tricia Lawrence at Erin Murphy Literary Agency


13 responses to “Waiting On Wednesday

  1. I haven’t read a good Gothic novel in quite a while. This one sure looks great! As I resd the plot synopsis, I didn’t notice any typical cliches of the genre, which is a very good sign. Also, I didn’t see anything that might make this a terrifying read. I don’t like to feel fear when I’m reading a novel — unless, of course, the evil that produces the fear is defeated by the good guys. That’s not the case in some Gothic novels, and especially not in the horror genre, which I avoid at all costs!

    Thanks for the recommendation! Also, thanks for dropping by and commenting on my WOW!! : )

  2. I haven’t read a good Gothic novel in quite a while, and this one sounds like it will be a great one! It’s completely new to me, too!

    Thanks for the recommendation! Also, thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on my WOW!! : )

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