“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that are being eagerly anticipated.

Possess by Gretchen McNeilPossess by Gretchen McNeil
Goodreads – YA – August 23rd 2011 by Balzer + Bray

Fifteen-year-old Bridget Liu just wants to be left alone: by her overprotective mom, by the hunky son of the police officer who got her father killed, and by the eerie voices which she can suddenly and inexplicably hear. Turns out the voices are demons–the Biblical kind, not the Buffy kind–and Bridget possesses the rare ability to banish them.

San Francisco’s senior exorcist and his newly assigned partner from the Vatican enlist Bridget’s help with increasingly bizarre and dangerous cases of demonic possession. But when one of Bridget’s oldest friends turns up dead in a ritualistic sacrifice that mirrors her father’s murder, Bridget realizes she can’t trust anyone. An interview with her father’s murderer reveals a link between Bridget and the Emim: a race of part-demons intent on raising their forefathers to the earth in human form. Now Bridget must unlock the secret to the Emim’s plan before someone else close to her winds up dead, or worse–the human vessel for a Demon King.

So, this is one of those books I have had on my wishlist forever.  Back in the days when Gretchen was still calling it “Banish” and a cover was no where in sight.  Yes, I call the author Gretchen – because after almost a year of watching her on the YA Rebels Channel, I kinda feel like I know her.  And you know what?  She’s pretty damn awesome – and funny.  If the book is just half as entertaining as she is, it is going to be fantabulous.  And just to give you a taster…

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