Waiting on Wednesday: The Accidental Afterlife of Thomas Marsden


Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. This week I picked: 

22673361The Accidental Afterlife of Thomas Marsden by Emma Trevayne

Details: Hardcover, 256 pages
Expected publication: July 28th 2015 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pre-order: Book Depository

Summary: Grave robbing is a messy business. A bad business.

And for Thomas Marsden, on what was an unremarkable spring night in London, it becomes a very spooky business. For lying in an unmarked grave and half covered with dirt is a boy the spitting image of Thomas himself.

This is only the first clue that something very strange is happening. Others follow, but it is a fortune teller’s frightened screams that lead Thomas into a strange world of spiritualists, death and faery folk.

Faery folk with whom Thomas’s life is bizarrely linked. Faery folk who need his help.

Desperate to unearth the truth about himself and where he comes from, Thomas is about to discover magic, and ritual, and that sometimes, just sometimes, the things that make a boy ordinary are what make him extraordinary.

6 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: The Accidental Afterlife of Thomas Marsden

    • You don’t like the cover? I love it. I was looking at a different book on Goodreads and I noticed the cover for this one off to the side and I had to check it out. It says it’s a middle grade. This book sounds like something I would have loved when I was around eight or nine. So maybe around that age? Maybe a little older? Not sure.

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