Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday - The Uninvited by Cat Winters

Welcome to Waiting On Wednesday here at

 Winterhaven Books!

This is a feature created by Jill at Breaking The Spine where we share some books we are anxiously awaiting.

This week's pick...

The Uninvited
by Cat Winters
Expected publication: August 11th 2015 by William Morrow 

From the award-winning author of In the Shadow of Blackbirds comes a stunning new novel—a masterfully crafted story of love, loss, and second chances. Set during the fear and panic of the Great Influenza of 1918, The Uninvited is part gothic ghost-story, part psychological thriller, perfect for those who loved The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield or The Vanishing by Wendy Webb. 
Twenty-five year old Ivy Rowan rises from her bed after being struck by the flu, only to discover the world has been torn apart in just a few short days. But Ivy’s life-long gift—or curse—remains. For she sees the uninvited ones—ghosts of loved ones who appear to her, unasked, unwelcomed, for they always herald impending death. On that October evening in 1918 she sees the spirit of her grandmother, rocking in her mother’s chair. An hour later, she learns her younger brother and father have killed a young German out of retaliation for the death of Ivy’s older brother Billy in the Great War. Horrified, she leaves home, to discover the flu has caused utter panic and the rules governing society have broken down. Ivy is drawn into this new world of jazz, passion, and freedom, where people live for the day, because they could be stricken by nightfall. But as her ‘uninvited guests’ begin to appear to her more often, she knows her life will be torn apart once more, but Ivy has no inkling of the other-worldly revelations about to unfold.
This book looks so dark and incredibly thrilling. As morbid as it might be I have always been fascinated with the epidemics of the early 1900's. Also the fact that all my lovely blogger canaries have done nothing but sing this womens praises. I am desperately needing this book in my life ASAP! Who doesn't love a good ghost story!?


  1. Interesting choice! I can't quite decide whether or not to add it to my TBR, but I typically love gothic novels and thrillers.

  2. Very interesting choice. I might have to add to my tbr as well, this meme isn't helping my tbr at all. TFS. My WOW
    The Bewitching Bibliophile

  3. This sounds so creepily good. I also interested in the epidemic's of the 1900's.

    My WOW

  4. I've not read any of this author's books! I love all of her books' covers though, they are always really interesting. I hope you enjoy this book when you read it!

    Have a lovely week :)

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  5. Never heard of this one. I hope you enjoy it. My WOW