Waiting On Wednesday (92)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event that
spotlights upcoming releases that I’m really
looking forward to. Waiting On Wednesday
is the creation of Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

Contagion
Contagion #1
Erin Bowman
HarperTeen, July 2018
Science Fiction, Horror, Young Adult

From the publisher—

After receiving a distress call from a drill team on a distant planet, a skeleton crew is sent into deep space to perform a standard search-and-rescue mission.

When they arrive, they find the planet littered with the remains of the project—including its members’ dead bodies. As they try to piece together what could have possibly decimated an entire project, they discover that some things are best left buried—and some monsters are only too ready to awaken.

Why am I waiting so eagerly? I’m enticed, first of all, by the very paucity of the synopsis, making me think of the vast unknown that is space. I can’t even tell who the characters are (although the publisher is HarperTeen so I assume there’s at least one young adult) and certainly don’t have any idea what they might find at the end of their trip. What I do know is this is almost certainly going to be a thriller and adventure wrapped up in some mystery so I expect a humdinger and I can’t wait!

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Waiting On Wednesday (91)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event that
spotlights upcoming releases that I’m really
looking forward to. Waiting On Wednesday
is the creation of Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

Baby Teeth
Zoje Stage
St. Martin’s Press, July 2018
Mystery, Horror, Thriller

From the publisher—

Suzette is a devoted stay-at-home mother doing everything she can to connect with her seven-year-old daughter, who cannot―or will not―speak. But ever since Hanna was a baby, Suzette couldn’t help but feel despised by her. Manipulated. And scared to death.

Alex, Hanna’s father, wants to believe his wife’s accounts of Hanna’s cruel and unusual behavior. The only problem is that Alex has never really seen it, himself: Hanna shows him nothing but love. Which is driving Suzette literally crazy. Could it be that Hanna is just a typical, naughty girl―one whose everyday antics toward her mother point to intelligence, creativity, maybe even charm? Or is Hanna, as Suzette fears, actually trying to kill her?

A powerhouse, razor-sharp novel of psychological suspense from blazing new talent Zoje Stage, Baby Teeth raises more questions than it answers―and will leave you guessing until its shocking conclusion.

Why am I waiting so eagerly? A movie that has stuck with me for many, many years is “The Bad Seed” and this book sounds very much like that film. I’m really interested to see how Ms. Stage handles the concept and if it has the same kind of intense creepiness. Creepy is good 😉

Waiting On Wednesday (90)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event that
spotlights upcoming releases that I’m really
looking forward to. Waiting On Wednesday
is the creation of Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

The Outsider
Stephen King
Scribner, May 2018
Horror, Mystery

From the publisher—

An unspeakable crime. A confounding investigation. At a time when the King brand has never been stronger, he has delivered one of his most unsettling and compulsively readable stories.

An eleven-year-old boy’s violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City’s most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

As the investigation expands and horrifying answers begin to emerge, King’s propulsive story kicks into high gear, generating strong tension and almost unbearable suspense. Terry Maitland seems like a nice guy, but is he wearing another face? When the answer comes, it will shock you as only Stephen King can.

Why am I waiting so eagerly? Well, first of all, it’s Stephen King so that’s a no-brainer for me. Although he’s nearly always brilliant, I think King has been a little on the tame side recently but this one sounds like it’s a return to his glory days. A compelling mystery, a rush to judgement and a potential out-of-the-norm monster? Yes, it’s true, I can’t wait 😉

Waiting On Wednesday (89)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event that
spotlights upcoming releases that I’m really
looking forward to. Waiting On Wednesday
is the creation of Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

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Waiting On Wednesday (88)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event that
spotlights upcoming releases that I’m really
looking forward to. Waiting On Wednesday
is the creation of Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

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Waiting On Wednesday (87)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event that
spotlights upcoming releases that I’m really
looking forward to. Waiting On Wednesday
is the creation of Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

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Waiting On Wednesday (86)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event that
spotlights upcoming releases that I’m really
looking forward to. Waiting On Wednesday
is the creation of Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

The Last Equation of Isaac Severy
A Novel in Clues
Nova Jacobs
Touchstone, March 2018
Mystery, Suspense

From the publisher—

The Family Fang meets The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry in this literary mystery about a struggling bookseller whose recently deceased grandfather, a famed mathematician, left behind a dangerous equation for her to track down—and protect—before others can get their hands on it.

Just days after mathematician and family patriarch Isaac Severy dies of an apparent suicide, his adopted granddaughter Hazel, owner of a struggling Seattle bookstore, receives a letter from him by mail. In it, Isaac alludes to a secretive organization that is after his final bombshell equation, and he charges Hazel with safely delivering it to a trusted colleague. But first, she must find where the equation is hidden.

While in Los Angeles for Isaac’s funeral, Hazel realizes she’s not the only one searching for his life’s work, and that the equation’s implications have potentially disastrous consequences for the extended Severy family, a group of dysfunctional geniuses unmoored by the sudden death of their patriarch.

As agents of an enigmatic company shadow Isaac’s favorite son—a theoretical physicist—and a long-lost cousin mysteriously reappears in Los Angeles, the equation slips further from Hazel’s grasp. She must unravel a series of maddening clues hidden by Isaac inside one of her favorite novels, drawing her ever closer to his mathematical treasure. But when her efforts fall short, she is forced to enlist the help of those with questionable motives.

Why am I waiting so eagerly? The term “literary mystery” usually gives me the heebiejeebies and I’ll avoid such a book like the plague BUT the description seems much more enticing and adventurous than that. Besides, how can any self-respecting mystery reader not want to read a mystery that requires solving clues? Sounds like this could be fun 😉