A fantastic debut, with a perfect balance of epic, action filled scenes, cunning characters, mystery
"What a gorgeous, creepy gem of a book, brimming with magic, mystery, music, and so much love that you'll ache as if these characters were your actual friends. Ghost Wood Song weaves a captivating spell you won't want to break." -- Claire Legrand, New York Times bestselling author of Furyborn and Sawkill Girls "Ghost Wood Song sings a high and lonesome love song to family, to place, to music, and to love itself. It will make your heart dance." -- Jeff Zentner, Morris Award winning author of The Serpent King and Goodbye Days "These haunted pages are full to bursting with intricate family dynamics, a nuanced queer romance, and a crescendo of an ending readers won't see coming. With notes of southern gothic and mystery, Ghost Wood Song will strike a chord with fans of The Raven Boys and Beautiful Creatures." -- Rosiee Thor, author of Tarnished Are the Stars "Strikes the perfect balance of atmospheric chills, dark familial secrets, and a yearning for the warm comforts of home. I could hear the cicadas' call and feel the smothering humidity, even as I shivered!" -- Erin A. Craig, New York Times bestselling author, House of Salt and Sorrows "Ghost Wood Song is a dusky, haunting daydream of a debut that hits all the right notes." -- Dahlia Adler, author of Under the Lights and editor of His Hideous Heart "A gorgeously written debut filled with ghosts, a queer love triangle, a murder mystery, & a healthy dose of bluegrass. When you finish, you'll want to turn back to page one and start all over again." -- Amanda Lovelace, author of The Princess Saves Herself in this One "Waters' debut features a bisexual lead with both male and female love interests, an atmospheric southern gothic setting, and, for the musically inclined, lots of folk and bluegrass references. For teens with a penchant for eerie ghost stories, this lyrical tale will hit the spot." -- Booklist "Debut author Waters weaves an intense and spectral atmosphere with vivid prose...Haunting and alluring." -- Kirkus Reviews "Shady's rustic drawl tinging her narration, and her descriptions of playing, are lyrical, connecting her grief over her father and chaotic family to an eerie folklore-inspired song...for those who love a good jam session and a bit of folklore." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "Debut author Waters masterfully weaves together a gothic setting and a vivid, eerie atmosphere, pulling the reader into Shady's specter-filled world... This gothic queer romance will be enjoyed by fans of Claire Legrand's Sawkill Girls and Melissa Albert's The Hazel Wood." -- School Library Journal.