"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
What am I waiting on?
The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco
Releasing August 1st, 2014 by Sourcebooks Fire
You may think me biased, being murdered myself. But my state of being has nothing to do with the curiosity toward my own species, if we can be called such. We do not go gentle, as your poet encourages, into that good night.A dead girl walks the streets.She hunts murderers. Child killers, much like the man who threw her body down a well three hundred years ago.
And when a strange boy bearing stranger tattoos moves into the neighborhood so, she discovers, does something else. And soon both will be drawn into the world of eerie doll rituals and dark Shinto exorcisms that will take them from American suburbia to the remote valleys and shrines of Aomori, Japan.
Because the boy has a terrifying secret - one that would just kill to get out.
The Girl from the Well is A YA Horror novel pitched as "Dexter" meets "The Grudge", based on a well-loved Japanese ghost story.
Why am I waiting on it?
First of all, the title. "The Girl from the Well" just intrigues me. Even before I saw the cover or read the description, I was excited to read this. I love a good YA horror book, and I love reading books based on stories from other cultures. I don't read many books that are set in Japan or that have Japanese culture (like names, well-loved stories, etc.), so this book looks so incredibly interesting.
That's my WoW this week! What's yours?