- “Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week I’m waiting on…
The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco
to be published on August 5, 2014 by Sourcebooks Fire
horror | paranormal
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.
1. The author is a Filipina. A Filipina, guys! I’m very proud of my citizenship and that a lot of Pinoys are making their own names in whatever industry, whether it be in arts, music, sports, etc. A Filipina author… *happy sigh*
2. Another retelling, wee! I think that this is a retelling of The Ring/The Grudge, otherwise known as the story of the ghost Sadako. I haven’t watched The Ring yet, but I know of Sadako–I love Japanese stuff! (*coughs* Otaku *coughs*) I don’t remember much about The Grudge 3 since I watched it two years ago, but I remember it being creepy as hell.
3. I looooove horror books. Authors who creep me out are fantastic! I can’t stand watching horror movies (I’m a wimp), but horror books? Yes, please, gimme!
What are you waiting on this week?