I'll Be Waiting For You by Mariko Turk ISBN:9781760526603

I’ll Be Waiting For You by Mariko Turk

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Readers of Emily X.R. Pan, Nina LaCour, and Dustin Thao will fall for this story that explores what it means to believe – in ghosts, in the people you love, and in yourself.

Natalie and Imogen are inseparable, and wildly different – Imogen is infuriatingly humble and incredibly intelligent, while Natalie is brave, jumping into danger and new adventures. Still, one thing ties them together: their love of the supernatural. Every summer, they vacation with their parents at the famously haunted Harlow Hotel. Imogen is a true believer, while Natalie sees ghost stories as nothing but pure fun.

Then, Imogen suddenly passes away from an undiagnosed heart condition that no one saw coming, and Natalie is left to take on the summer before senior year alone.

Without Imogen, Natalie throws herself into her senior project. Her passion is still horror, so she plans to spend her summer back at the Harlow Hotel recording fun fake footage that will get her on the teen ghost hunting show of her dreams. And her plans would be a lot less complicated if Leander, her irritatingly attractive arch rival from school, wasn’t working on his senior project at the very same hotel.

The longer Natalie stays at the Harlow Hotel, the more she realizes that Leander might be helpful for her project. After all, she could use an extra hand to help record her fake footage.

But, when strange things start happening at the Harlow, Natalie wonders, could there really be something to these ghosts after all?

‘Dreamy, atmospheric, and exquisitely tender.’ Katie Cotugno, New York Times bestselling author of 99 Days

‘Warm, full of heart, and even gave me goosebumps. Gorgeous.’ Tobias Madden, author of Anything But Fine and Take a Bow, Noah Mitchell

Perfect for fans of the tearjerker You’ve Reached Sam, this emotional will-they-won’t-they enemies-to-lovers romance follows Natalie and Leander, two teens who navigate love, loss, and everything in between during a fateful summer internship.

About the Author: Mariko Turk grew up in Pennsylvania and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a BA in creative writing. She received her PhD in English from the University of Florida, with a concentration in children’s literature. She lives in Colorado with her husband and daughter, where she enjoys tea, walks, and stories of all kinds.

Her debut novel, The Other Side of Perfect, was a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults 2022 pick and a Bank Street Best Children’s Books of the year selection and has been published to acclaim around the world including the US, Germany and Spain.

30 Apr 2024

Additional information


Paperback / softback


Children's / Teenage fiction & true stories

Readership Level

Children / Juvenile



Publication Date

30 Apr 2024

I’ll Be Waiting For You by Mariko Turk ISBN 9781760526603

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