Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Waiting On Wednesday #19

Waiting On Wednesday, where we put the spotlight on upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating, is hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.

This week I have chosen NOS-4R2 by the amazing Joe Hill (also known as Joe King!) I've been a fan of his since I read Heart-Shaped Box many years ago and he once left a comment on my LibraryThing profile which I obviously have never deleted...

NOS-4R2 - Joe Hill
ISBN (UK) - 9780575130678 
Publisher - Gollancz
Exp. pub. date (UK) - May 30 2013
 
'Young Victoria McQueen has a gift for finding things: a lost bracelet, a treasured photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. All she has to do is ride her bike through the Shorter Way Bridge and she'll come out the other end wherever she needs to be . . . even if that's hundreds of miles away. Vic doesn't tell anyone about her unusual ability because she knows that no one would understand it. She doesn't understand it herself. And then she discovers she's not the only one with a special gift.

There are others . . . like Charlie Manx, who takes children for rides in his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith with the NOS4R2 vanity plate. Charlie drives his precious passengers away from all they've ever known: their families, their homes, even their own humanity. By the time they get where they're going - an astonishing secret place called Christmasland - they've changed, utterly. By the time they get out of the Wraith, they're truly Charlie's children; as unstoppable and insane as Manx himself.

Only one kid ever escaped Charlie Manx: a very lucky girl named Vic McQueen. But the end of that nightmare was just the beginning of another. Vic's first brush with Manx lit the fuse on a life-and-death battle of wills, her magic pitted against his . . . a battle that explodes a quarter century later. Because now Manx has taken Vic's own son. And Vic McQueen is going to get him back. Or die trying.' - Goodreads

I can't wait to read this one, it sounds deliciously creepy and only another 2 months to wait!

What are you waiting for this week?

3 comments:

  1. Sounds like fun!! Interesting cover too! Hope you enjoy it when you get your hands on it!

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    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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  2. oh wow this cover is so out there and the synopsis sounds FANTASTIC! I am definitely adding it to my TBR!

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

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  3. I can't wait to read this one as well. I haven't seen this cover for it before!

    - Jessica @ Book Sake

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