Friday, November 18, 2011

Wish me Dead by Helen Grant

The first book I read by Helen Grant was The Vanishing of Katharina Linden and I loved it. I was so glad I did, because I'd never heard of it before buying it. I only got it because it was featured at my local bookstore as Helen Grant is a local author. Since I live in Belgium and don't read in French or Flemish, I was pretty excited about the whole local author thing. 

Now, having read Wish Me Dead, I can safely put Helen Grant on my favorite authors list. The combination of young adult lit, mystery, creepiness and folklore is right up my alley. And the Bad M√ľnstereifel setting is wonderful.

Wish Me Dead is the story of Steffi and her friends, who come across a local myth about a witch and decide to see if there is any truth in it. Strange things start happening and people start dying - is it possible that just wishing something to happen is making it come true?

Chilling and entertaining, a great read. If you haven't discovered this author yet, you're missing out!


Larissa said...

Thanks for the recommendation. I'll surely be adding this to my TBR list!

Kailana said...

Sounds like an author worth checking out...

Esme said...

Joanna, I just received my books today-they are absolutely delicious. Thank you so much. I used Clotilde's other book, when I was last in Paris-with all her food suggestions. I can hardly wait to read this one. Also thank you for Plenty. The recipes look fantastic. You are going to laugh there is more than one cook-book named Plenty and last week I received one from a different author. Your gifts are very kind and thoughtful. I was in Belgium a year ago-I went to Brugges and had quite the delightful time. The chocolate was quite amazing.

Merry Christmas, Joyeaux Noel