Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly series hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases we can’t wait to get our hands on.
This week’s Waiting on Wednesday pick is a basically Scooby Doo with more tentacles: Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero.
The novel — which sounds like H.P. Lovecraft meets Scooby Doo meets Stephen King’s It — follows a group of former teen detectives (and their dog) in 1990’s Oregon as they regroup to uncover the truth behind their last unsolved mystery.
Meddling Kids will be available for purchase on July 11, 2017.
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Say hello to Bookstagram, a portion of Instagram sometimes referred to as Instabook where bibliophiles post pictures of all things bookish.
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After being kidnapped by Ray, Alice becomes a living dead girl, forced to stay small forever. Alice has resigned herself to her fate and even looks forward to her impending death at Ray’s hands, until he demands she recruit another girl — a younger Alice who will take her place. Disturbing yet beautiful, Scott’s novel comes with all the trigger warnings.
Sara Shepard’s The Amateurs is a super problematic novel with one hell of a twist ending. From the one-dimensional characters to the deeply disturbing male POVs and the weird way race is handled — not to mention all the relationships centered around statutory rape — Shepard has gone off the rails with this series, and not in her usual good way. [WATCH BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION]
Pitched as young adult Dexter, The Female of the Species is actually a feminist novel disguised as a serial-killer novel. Read: I was pleasantly surprised. In the story, McGinnis unflinchingly tackles rape culture, filling her (at times) disturbing novel with complex women and strong female friendships.
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