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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #54




Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and is where we can talk about books we are looking forward to being released!

Here are my picks for the week:


Doctor Sleep
 
Summary:
 
Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special twelve-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.On highways across America, a tribe of people called The True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless—mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and spunky twelve-year-old Abra Stone learns, The True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the “steam” that children with the “shining” produce when they are slowly tortured to death.

Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father’s legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant “shining” power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes “Doctor Sleep.”

Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan’s own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra’s soul and survival. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of devoted readers of The Shining and satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.
Summary & Cover taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 544 pages
Expected Publication Date: September 24th 2013 by Scribner
 
Why I'm Waiting:
 
This isn't a book that I'm waiting for at all. I for one am not a Stephen King fan but Mr. Turning the Pages loves The Shining so this is on featured on my post just for him. When I told him that King was coming out with a sequel his eyes lit up like a kid in a candy store. I think this is one book that I'll be buying for him!
 
Bronze Gods (Apparatus Infernum, #1)
 
Summary:
 
Hy Breasil is grimmer than it used to be.

Before the Architect closed the door, there were regular crossings, and a great war decimated both humans and Ferishers. The native fae who refused to treat with the invaders faded; their bodies withered and died, stranding them as hungry, angry spirits that haunt the countryside.

That means there’s always trouble brewing in Dorstaad.

Janus Mikani and Celeste Ritsuko work for the Criminal Investigation Department, keeping citizens safe from things that go bump in the night. He’s a hardboiled cynic with an uncanny sixth sense; she’s determined to justify her promotion as the first female detective in her division. Together, they’re trying to keep a black tide from drowning the city.

But when the second body surfaces, murdered with the same type of infernal device, the entire CID must face the truth. There’s a madman on the loose, twining magic and blood… and only Mikani and Ritsuko can unravel the intricate, lethal conspiracy before the Royale killer completes his macabre plan, unleashing old, forbidden magic on an unsuspecting populace. If the maniac succeeds, it could mean the end of everything…
Summary & Cover taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 336 pages
Expected Publication Date: April 30th 2013 by Ace
 
Why I'm Waiting:
 
I'm a big fan of Ann Aguirre's Razorland series so it will be interesting to read this first book in her brand new series that she co-authors with her husband Andres. Plus it will be interesting to see how she tackles the steampunk genre and I can't wait to see how this one turns out.
 
What are YOU waiting for this Wednesday?

 
 

15 comments:

  1. OMG. A sequel to The Shining? I LOVE The Shining. Sorry to hear you're not a fan of it though! It's my favorite King book (although I have to admit, I haven't read them all yet). Great pick!

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  2. I can't wait for the sequel to The Shining. Bronze of Gods sounds good too. Great picks.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's WoW #40

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  3. I first heard about Doctor Sleep the day Stephen King released the cover. I immediately sent the info to my dad because he is a HUGE SK fan. Great picks this week!

    My WoW

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  4. Stephen King books terrify me in general, but I love that cover. It's the kind of book my husband would like too!

    Kat
    www.katsbookbuzz.net

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  5. Both great picks! I can't say much for the Dr Sleep cover - I like the UK cover much more - but I'm anxiously awaiting the read.

    Here's my WOW

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  6. Stephen King's books are a bit too scary for me but I know the stories are quite fascinating. I hope you enjoy reading your picks!
    Come check out my WOW post.

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  7. Two very exciting picks, enjoy!

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2013/03/waiting-on-wednesday_1088.html

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  8. Awesome news, didn't know King had a new one coming out.
    Have fun reading!

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  9. I was so excited when I heard about the new Stephen King, I can't wait to read it too! Awesome pick! :)

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  10. Great picks! I want to read Bronze Gods.
    thanks for sharing.
    Here is My WOW

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  11. More steampunk! I've had Razorland on my TBR for ages. And more Stephen King? Thank you for highlighting this awesomeness!

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  12. I love that you featured something for Mr. Turning the Pages! So sweet. I didn't know Aguirre was starting a new series, but I am excited now! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. I'm not really a fan of these types of reads, but I do hope that you enjoy them when you get to read them :)
    Top 10 Tuesday
    Waiting on Wednesday

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  14. These sound interesting. I can't say they are my type, but I hope you like them!
    New follower!
    ~Ashley
    My WoW

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  15. HECK YES I'm down for a new Stephen King novel... I had no idea this was coming out!

    New follower :)

    http://littlesqueed.blogspot.com/2013/03/waiting-on-wednesday.html

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