“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine. It highlights pre-release books that we just can’t wait to get our hands on.
Hide Me Among the Graves by Tim Powers
Release date: March 13, 2012
Published by: William Morrow
My roommate at ALA snagged a copy of this from the floor. Although I didn’t get a copy for myself, this looks amazing! I love books having to do with Polidori and Rossetti, so hopefully it will live up to its awesome blurb.
Blurb from Goodreads:
Winter, 1862. A malevolent spirit roams the cold and gloomy streets of Victorian London, the vampiric ghost of John Polidori, the one-time physician of the mad, bad, and dangerous Romantic poet Lord Byron. Polidori is also the supernatural muse to his niece and nephew, poet Christina Rossetti and her artist brother Dante Gabriel.
But Polidori’s taste for debauchery has grown excessive. He is determined to possess the life and soul of an innocent young girl, the daughter of a veterinarian and a reformed prostitute he once haunted. And he has resurrected Dante’s dead wife, transforming her into a horrifying vampire. The Rossettis know the time has come-Polidori must be stopped. Joining forces with the girl’s unlikely parents, they are plunged into a supernatural London underworld whose existence they never suspected.
These wildly mismatched allies-a straitlaced animal doctor, an ex-prostitute, a poet, a painter, and even the Artful-Dodger-like young daughter-must ultimately choose between the banality and constraits of human life and the unholy immortality that Polidori offers. Sweeping from high society to grimy slums, elegant West End salons to pre-Roman catacombs beneath St. Paul’s cathedral, Hide Me Among the Graves blends the historical and the supernatural in a dazzling, edge-of-your-seat thrill ride.