The Night Parade by Kathryn Tanquary
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Publication Date: January 1, 2016
The last thing Saki Yamamoto wants to do for her summer vacation is trade in exciting Tokyo for the antiquated rituals and bad cell reception of her grandmother's village. Preparing for the Obon ceremony is boring. Then the local kids take an interest in Saki and she sees an opportunity for some fun, even if it means disrespecting her family's ancestral shrine on a malicious dare.
But as Saki rings the sacred bell, the darkness shifts. A death curse has been invoked... and Saki has three nights to undo it. With the help of three spirit guides and some unexpected friends, Saki must prove her worth - or say good-bye to the world of the living forever.
Why I Am Waiting:
Can my reason just be - OMG this cover!!!! :P (It could... but no really). This sounds wonderful, I have a feeling that I will learn about another culture and it will be a fun-filled fantasy. AND OMG THIS COVER!