Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco

Waiting on Wednesday is an event hosted by Jill at her blog, Breaking The Spine, featuring upcoming releases she’s excited about. Here’s mine for this Wednesday:

Hardcover, 272 pages
Release Date: August 5, 2014
Publisher: 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 doesn't sound like something I'd usually read, but I want this book now! The story sounds lovely (in a horrible sort of way). The cover's easy-on-the-eyes, too.

What books are you waiting on this Wednesday?

EDIT: Ah-ha, I've received an advanced copy from NetGalley! I wait no longer...