Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (#45): The Mirk and Midnight Hour by Jane Nickerson


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


This week, I'm featuring:


The Mirk and Midnight Hour by Jane Nickerson
Book Two of the Strands of Bronze and Gold series
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: March 11, 2014

Summary (from Goodreads):

A Southern girl. A wounded soldier. A chilling force deep in the forest.
All collide at night’s darkest hour.
 
Seventeen-year-old Violet Dancey has been left at home in Mississippi with a laudanum-addicted stepmother and love-crazed stepsister while her father fights in the war—a war that has already claimed her twin brother. 

       When she comes across a severely injured Union soldier lying in an abandoned lodge deep in the woods, things begin to change. Thomas is the enemy—one of the men who might have killed her own brother—and yet she's drawn to him. But Violet isn't Thomas's only visitor; someone has been tending to his wounds—keeping him alive—and it becomes chillingly clear that this care hasn't been out of compassion. 
  
     Against the dangers of war and ominous powers of voodoo, Violet must fight to protect her home and the people she loves.



I have book one, and while I haven't read it yet, I believe these books are companions in a series. So, I can't wait to read this one! It sounds awesome :)

50 comments:

  1. Oh man, yes! Totally cannot wait for this one. That cover is eerie and spooky too.

    Great choice!!
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  2. Haven't heard of this series. But I gotta agree, the cover is spooky!

    My WoW

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  3. This looks interesting. I haven't read first book too, but I hope I will soon.

    Happy reading!
    Glass @ Way Too Hot Books

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    1. They are not part of a series though! Both are standalone, I believe.

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  4. Ooh nice! I am looking forward to this one too!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  5. I haven't read the first book by this author but this one is definitely one my wish-list. I love the sound of the story.
    Great pick, Alyssa! :)

    Nick - My WoW

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    1. I haven't either, but I own it, so I figure it's worth reading. Thank you!

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  6. I'm just hearing about this one from you. Sounds compelling :) Thanks for sharing!

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  7. OH MY GOD! I didn't know there was a sequel! YAY
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  8. I have never heard of this one but I love the cover and the whole idea sounds so interesting. Great pick :)

    Check out our WOW

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  9. Awesome pick. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    My WoW

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  10. Sounds interesting, thanks for sharing!
    Check out our WOW of this week.

    Leydy @OUaT & RCE

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  11. This looks amazing, totally adding it on my TBR list!

    My WoW post!

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  12. I haven't read the first book, but I had no idea there would be a companion book. Thanks for sharing.
    My WoW

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  13. I've read the first book, this one looks even better. Tam Lin is an interesting fairy tale, I'm curious about how it'll be reinterpreted set during the Civil War.
    Awesome choice!

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    1. I haven't, but I'm glad to hear that you are interested in the second book! Thank you, Jaime!

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  14. Oh, wow- you had me at Civil War! I love historical fiction during that time period. I definitely will be checking this one out- and looking into the first! :D

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    1. LOL! I feel the same way. I love historical fiction in almost any time period, and there definitely aren't enough from this time period. I'm glad to hear that, Jess!

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  15. Oooh yes I am very excited for this one. I both have and haven't read book one as well, but I plan to soon. And I'm always up for historicals, so this is totally up my alley. Great choice! :)

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    1. Woohoo! I thought you'd be. You're a historical fiction fan as well ^_^

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  16. It does sounds awesome and so creepy too! Great pick :)

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  17. Eeek! I have the paperback version of Strands of Bronze and Gold on pre-order, and I just can't wait to read it!! Then looks like I'll have to get straight onto this one!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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    1. Ooo. I'm glad! I have the hardcover, but I need to read it. You're welcome!

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  18. This cover is calling to me...it's so lovely and strange and creepy looking! I haven't read Strands of Bronze and Gold either, but it is on my list, so hopefully I can get to both of them. Great choice, thanks for visiting!

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    1. Yes! It is so gorgeous and mystical! I hope you read both sometime, Tammy!

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  19. Ohhh Great Pick Alyssa I've been dying to get Strands of Bronze and Gold for a long time now this one looks and sounds awesome as well! thanks for sharing Alyssa!

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    1. You should! But then, I should read it as well. You're very welcome, Katiria!

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  20. First, you should read the first book because it's pretty darn cool. Second, yay! I am so excited for this! It looks so creepy and I love Mississippi-set books. :)

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    1. Ooo, so glad to hear you say that! I'm happy that you thought so. And WOOT! We shall wait (in agony) together ;)

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  21. This is book two? DAMN, have I spoiled anything from book 1 by reading the blurb???? I love the sound of it!!

    A great pick I will be keeping an eye out for this one!
    - Sam @ Falling Books

    P.S I completely know what you mean about the whole "reading" thing. There are books that have been on my "Currently Reading" shelf on Goodreads for months!! Definitely finish Through the Ever Night ASAPP!!!!!

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    1. LOL, they are companion novels though. I don't think they're about the same protagonists!

      And *phew*! I was wondering if I explained myself well or not. I'll finish it eventually! :D

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  22. Sounds like a great book :D Love the cover! Thank you for sharing. <3 Hope you'll love it :)

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  23. Strands of Bronze and Gold was not as good as I hoped it would be, but I would still give this one a chance. Great pick!
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

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    1. Awww, I'm sorry to hear that! If you do end up reading this one, I hope you like it, Jen :)

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  24. I haven't read the first book yet, but it is on my wishlist. And this one too. That cover is absolutely stunning.

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    1. Same here! The covers of both are very pretty.

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