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?