Can’t Wait Wednesday – WHITE SMOKE by Tiffany D. Jackson


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.  It is a meme that I have  loved participating in since I first started blogging, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.

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My selection for this week is WHITE SMOKE by Tiffany D. Jackson. I’m starting to look ahead for books to read during spooky season and this new one from Tiffany D. Jackson immediately caught my attention.  It sounds so good and I’m in love with that atmospheric cover!


WHITE SMOKE by Tiffany D. Jackson

Publication Date:  September 14, 2021 by Katherine Tegen Books


From Goodreads:

The Haunting of Hill House meets Get Out in this chilling YA psychological thriller and modern take on the classic haunted house story from New York Times bestselling author Tiffany D. Jackson!

Marigold is running from ghosts. The phantoms of her old life keep haunting her, but a move with her newly blended family from their small California beach town to the embattled Midwestern city of Cedarville might be the fresh start she needs. Her mom has accepted a new job with the Sterling Foundation that comes with a free house, one that Mari now has to share with her bratty ten-year-old stepsister, Piper.

The renovated picture-perfect home on Maple Street, sitting between dilapidated houses, surrounded by wary neighbors has its . . . secrets. That’s only half the problem: household items vanish, doors open on their own, lights turn off, shadows walk past rooms, voices can be heard in the walls, and there’s a foul smell seeping through the vents only Mari seems to notice. Worse: Piper keeps talking about a friend who wants Mari gone.

But “running from ghosts” is just a metaphor, right?

As the house closes in, Mari learns that the danger isn’t limited to Maple Street. Cedarville has its secrets, too. And secrets always find their way through the cracks.

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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂

18 replies
  1. verushka
    verushka says:

    This sounds creepy! And very different to what Tiffany D Jackson has done before, which makes me want to read it more (and I’m not a horror fan!)

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Yeah, very different from what I’m used to reading from her. I’m excited to see how she does with horror.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      It does sound good, doesn’t it and so different from what Jackson usually writes. I’m excited to see what she does with this genre.

  2. Literary Feline
    Literary Feline says:

    I love tales like this, where the house is a character all its own. I hope White Smoke is a great read for you, Suzanne. I may have to read it too!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I do too. It always seems like a concept that shouldn’t work but I love it every time I come across it and I’m sure Jackson will do an incredible job with it.

  3. RO
    RO says:

    I haven’t read a scary novel in quite some time, and I tend to stay away from the movies too, but this sounds pretty fascinating and unique. Hope you’re doing well! Hugs, RO

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