Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (#88)

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases.

Expected publication: September 22nd 2015 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young 

Romeo and Juliet meets Children of the Corn in this one-of-a-kind romantic horror.

“When you fall in love, you will carve out your heart and throw it into the deepest ocean. You will be all in—blood and salt.”

These are the last words Ash Larkin hears before her mother returns to the spiritual commune she escaped long ago. But when Ash follows her to Quivira, Kansas, something sinister and ancient waits among the rustling cornstalks of this village lost to time.

Ash is plagued by memories of her ancestor, Katia, which harken back to the town’s history of unrequited love and murder, alchemy and immortality. Charming traditions soon give way to a string of gruesome deaths, and Ash feels drawn to Dane, a forbidden boy with secrets of his own.

As the community prepares for a ceremony five hundred years in the making, Ash must fight not only to save her mother, but herself—and discover the truth about Quivira before it’s too late. Before she’s all in—blood and salt.

It explains itself, really. 

What're you waiting on?


  1. Whoa. Romeo & Juliet meets Children of the Corn...I'm intrigued. I'll buy it. Great pick!

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  2. Hmm, I like the premise xD I liked Children of the Corn although, Romeo and Juliet annoyed me - I'll check this one out once it releases. Great pick! <3 Benish | Feminist Reflections

    1. This one sounds so incredibly creepy. I am hoping its a bit on the horror side than thriller because it just sounds so horrific. great pick

  3. Oh the mystery of this one! It certainly has potential, judging by that summary. Let's hope it's as good as it sounds :)

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  4. Thanks for featuring Blood and Salt! Can't wait for you to read it.

  5. Definitely eerie...and it seems to be calling me. Hope you love it...and thanks for sharing.

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  6. That first quote really draws you in. I'm not usually someone who reads horror, but I think I'm going to give Blood and Salt a shot.

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  7. Oohhh, this one sounds AMAZING! Romeo and Juliet meet Children of the Corn?!? YES, PLEASE!!

  8. new to me but great pick, sounds like it will be a good one! Hope you get a chance to read them soon.

  9. I read the first line was like "wait what?" Now I have to read this one!