Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Shutter by Courtney Alameda



“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly event hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine, and it gives you a chance to spotlight a book that you are eagerly waiting to be released.

This week, I picked:

ShutterShutter
By Courtney Alameda
Publication Date: February 3, 2015

From Goodreads:
Horror has a new name: introducing Courtney Alameda.

Micheline Helsing is a tetrachromat—a girl who sees the auras of the undead in a prismatic spectrum. As one of the last descendants of the Van Helsing lineage, she has trained since childhood to destroy monsters both corporeal and spiritual: the corporeal undead go down by the bullet, the spiritual undead by the lens. With an analog SLR camera as her best weapon, Micheline exorcises ghosts by capturing their spiritual energy on film. She's aided by her crew: Oliver, a techno-whiz and the boy who developed her camera's technology; Jude, who can predict death; and Ryder, the boy Micheline has known and loved forever.

When a routine ghost hunt goes awry, Micheline and the boys are infected with a curse known as a soulchain. As the ghostly chains spread through their bodies, Micheline learns that if she doesn't exorcise her entity in seven days or less, she and her friends will die. Now pursued as a renegade agent by her monster-hunting father, Leonard Helsing, she must track and destroy an entity more powerful than anything she's faced before . . . or die trying.

Lock, stock, and lens, she’s in for one hell of a week.
 

Why I picked it:
Using an SLR camera as a weapon against ghosts is something that is unique to this genre (as opposed to the usual Salt and Holy Water). And I am interested to see how the author explains the mechanics behind capturing the spiritual energy, and what exactly this soulchain curse is.

If you think that Shutter sounds interesting and would like to read it, click the link and it will take you to this book on the library’s Website where you can put your name on the hold list.

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