Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (9)

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we share what books we are most looking forward to!



A Monster Calls
A Novel by: Patrick Ness
From an original idea by Siobhan Dowd
Publication Date: May, 2 2011


The monster showed up just after midnight. As they do. But it isn’t the monster Conor's been expecting. He's been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he's had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming... The monster in his back garden, though, this monster is something different. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor. It wants the truth. Costa Award winner Patrick Ness spins a tale from the final idea of much-loved Carnegie Medal winner Siobhan Dowd, whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself. Darkly mischievous and painfully funny, A Monster Calls is an extraordinarily moving novel of coming to terms with loss from two of our finest writers for young adults







This week I chose a book I think might be kind of Scarrrrryyyyyy OoooOoOoOhhhh!  Actually I'm hoping that it's just the cover that is scary or else I won't be able to read this book at night HA!  Since we are on the subject of the cover, don't you just love it?  It looks like the monster is made out of corn husks and tree branches!  I wonder if it's eyes are red!  Love the hairdo buddy!

I haven't read anything by either of these authors, but I'm really going to have to check them out sometime soon!




What are you waiting for?  :D

















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16 comments:

bibliophile brouhaha said...

Wow, this sounds like my type of book! I hadn't heard of it before, so thanks for sharing!

-Linds, bibliophile brouhaha

June G said...

Wow. The first thing I noticed was the cover--scary. Is Ness, the author deceased as well? Definitely a book to watch. Thanks.

Gabrielle Carolina said...

Not exactly my thing ;)

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Blessings,
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Kai @ Amaterasureads said...

Awesome pick! My friend have been reading Patrick Ness' books and they're highly recommending them, and this sounds like a great read too! :)

You can check out my WoW picks here

Jan von Harz said...

Love Ness, and this does sound very scary. Terrific pick!

Lynossa said...

Wow, that seems like an nice-in-spooky-way type of book!
Interesting choice!

Lady Reader said...

Awesome! And, you can't go wrong with Ness!

Come by Attack of the Book and check out my WoW. ;)

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Crystal ♥ said...

Okay, cover creeps me out girlie.

Kristina Barnes♥ said...

You KNOW how terrified I am of anything scary. You picked this book to make me cry, huh? Kidding, ofc. ;)

It started out sounding scary, and cmon, that cover totally scares the daylights out of me. But then I read that this novel is "moving" - are there any horror novels that are moving? Not that I read any, so I can't comment, but the last thing I'd assume a horror novel would be is moving. xD

Anyway, for someone who DOES NOT like anything remotely scary, I'm actually intrigued by this book. Dang you! xP I might just wait for your review, though. You can screen it with a scary-meter for me. :)

Alayne said...

Oooh looks wonderfully spooky! Great pick. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

Anna said...

Creepy creepy! Also, I think you are on to something: Book people will click on anything that is near or involves a cat picture. Hahaha. Cute!

Carissa said...

This sounds like it might actually be a bit scary. Right up my alley! Nice pick!

thebookfairyhaven said...

This one sounds super spooky and scary - and like it could be right up my alley :)

P.S. Keep rambling away - I enjoy reading your rambles :)

Casey (The Bookish Type) said...

Wow O_O that is a serious cover! I REALLY want to read The Knife of Never Letting Go, so I'm intrigued by this other novel by Patrick Ness! I'm a big chicken, so I don't know if I could read it - but it sounds really fascinating!

Alison said...

This sounds creepy! At first I thought it was a picture book b/c I got Carnegie mixed up with Caldecott. :-)

Lu said...

Ooooh one creepy looking cover!