Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week’s pick is all about horror! I may have nightmares… just from the cover of this book alone. Let’s just say that it gives me the heebie jeebies.
The Bargaining by Carly Anne West
The fact that neither of her parents wants to deal with her is nothing new to Penny. She’s used to being discussed like a problem, a problem her mother has finally passed on to her father. What she hasn’t gotten used to is her stepmother…especially when she finds out that she’ll have to spend the summer with April in the remote woods of Washington to restore a broken-down old house.
Set deep in a dense forest, the old Carver House is filled with abandoned antique furniture, rich architectural details, and its own chilling past. The only respite Penny can find away from April’s renovations is in Miller, the young guy who runs the local general store. He’s her only chance at a normal, and enjoyable, summer.
But Miller has his own connection to the Carver House, and it’s one that goes beyond the mysterious tapping Penny hears at her window, the handprints she finds smudging the glass panes, and the visions of children who beckon Penny to follow them into the dark woods. Miller’s past just might threaten to become the terror of Penny’s future….
I was recently approved for this title on Edelweiss. I don’t read much YA horror (or anything scary for that matter) so I’m really excited to break out of the bubble a little bit with this one. I’ve been watching Supernatural lately, so I’m pretty sure I’m ready to take this one on. I may just end up crying in a corner in terror, though, so we’ll see. Never can be too confident, hmm? It looks deliciously creepy! I cannot wait to start reading it!
What books are you excited for? I want to see your WoWs. Let’s talk books. 🙂