Waiting on Wednesday #21

Posted April 17, 2013 by Kara in Kara, Waiting on Wednesday / 22 Comments

Welcome to this week’s Waiting on Wednesday. Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine where we showcase upcoming releases we are looking forward to.

This week it is more adult books. I have so many YA books I want to post about, but none of them have covers yet and I don’t do books without covers!
There is a running theme of creepy this week though. These books sound SCARY! I want, I want!

Publisher: Hyperion
Release Date: January 1st, 2014
Title: The Vanishing

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Description from GoodreadsRecently widowed and rendered penniless by her Ponzi-scheming husband, Julia Bishop is eager to start anew. So when a stranger appears on her doorstep with a job offer, she finds herself accepting the mysterious yet unique position: caretaker to his mother, Amaris Sinclair, the famous and rather eccentric horror novelist whom Julia has always admired…and who the world believes is dead.

When she arrives at the Sinclairs’ enormous estate on Lake Superior, Julia begins to suspect that there may be sinister undercurrents to her “too-good-to-be-true” position. As Julia delves into the reasons of why Amaris chose to abandon her successful writing career and withdraw from the public eye, her search leads to unsettling connections to her own family tree, making her wonder why she really was invited to Havenwood in the first place, and what monstrous secrets are still held prisoner within its walls.

This sounds a little like The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield which is one of my favorite novels, so I am totally wanting this one with all manner of grabby hands.

Publisher: Random House
Release Date: August 20th, 2013
Title: Night Film

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Description from GoodreadsThe critically acclaimed author of Special Topics in Calamity Physics, which People hailed as a “blockbuster debut,” returns with a brilliant, breathtakingly suspenseful literary thriller, Night Film.

On a damp October night, beautiful, young Ashley Cordova is found dead in an abandoned warehouse in lower Manhattan. Her death is ruled a suicide, but veteran investigative journalist Scott McGrath suspects otherwise. As he probes the strange circumstances surrounding her death, McGrath comes face-to-face with the legacy of Ashley’s father: cult horror film director Stanislas Cordova. Rumored to be shuttered away in a remote Adirondack estate, Cordova remains an enigma. Though much has been written about his unsettling films, very little is known about the man himself. With the help of two strangers, McGrath is slowly drawn into Cordova’s eerie, hypnotic world as he pieces together the answers: What really happened to Ashley? Who is Cordova? And once we face our deepest fears-what lies on the other side?

Night Film, the gorgeously written, spellbinding new novel by the dazzlingly inventive Marisha Pessl, will hold you in suspense until you turn the final page.

Does that sound awesomely creeptastic or what? And the cover is really bizarre and I love it. I’m thinking both of these books are must-buys. I don’t know. Crossing my fingers that Night Film is at BEA. PLEASE BE AT BEA.

Leave me a comment about your thoughts and I will try to come check out your posts. Happy reading!

22 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday #21

  1. OKAY third time doing this let’s go!

    I hope you get Night Film at BEA it sounds so creepy and absolutely amazing! When I first saw that cover I was so confused because the font’s like halfway cut off and I was like “WHAAA” and then I kept looking down and then everything was okay in the world again!

    You were totally right about this being the scary edition! Great picks Kara!

  2. Amy

    Both of those sounds awesome!! Fingers crossed for you that Night Film will be at BEA for you. I love my creepy books, so I will have to add these to my TBR list. Fabulous picks!!

  3. I had heard of the Vanishing before and love the possibilities it brings to the tables. The more creepier the better! May have to check out your thoughts on Night Film as well if, and when you get it!

  4. BOTH of these books are already on my list, cannot wait for either one. I’m really intrigued by The Vanishing, am going to have to check out the authors other book The Fate of Mercy Alban.
    Thanks for stopping by. 🙂
    Bonnie @ Sweet Tidbits

  5. I love both of these covers. They both sound so delicious and creepy. I haven’t heard of either of these before but I am definitely going to put them both on my TBR. Good luck getting NF at BEA! I hope it’s there for your sake 😀

  6. Oooh Kara, these both sound amazing! I love the cover of the Vanishing, and any story that takes place in a creepy house is going on my TBR! Thanks for the suggestions:)

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