Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.
Title: The Twisted Ones
Author: T. Kingfisher
Publisher: Gallery/Saga Press
Length: 400 Pages
Release Date: October 1, 2019
Blurb: When a young woman clears out her deceased grandmother’s home in rural North Carolina, she finds long-hidden secrets about a strange colony of beings in the woods in this chilling novel that reads like The Blair Witch Project meets The Andy Griffith Show.
When Mouse’s dad asks her to clean out her dead grandmother’s house, she says yes. After all, how bad could it be?
Answer: pretty bad. Grandma was a hoarder, and her house is stuffed with useless rubbish. That would be horrific enough, but there’s more—Mouse stumbles across her step-grandfather’s journal, which at first seems to be filled with nonsensical rants…until Mouse encounters some of the terrifying things he described for herself.
Alone in the woods with her dog, Mouse finds herself face to face with a series of impossible terrors—because sometimes the things that go bump in the night are real, and they’re looking for you. And if she doesn’t face them head on, she might not survive to tell the tale.
From Hugo Award–winning author Ursula Vernon, writing as T. Kingfisher, The Twisted Ones is a gripping, terrifying tale bound to keep you up all night—from both fear and anticipation of what happens next.
Why I’m Excited For It: I almost always hear good things about T. Kingfisher (pen name for Ursula Vernon). The virtual book club I read with on occasion is often singing her praises, but for whatever reason I just haven’t gotten around to reading her yet.
Beyond that- although The Blair Witch Project really was an awful movie, it’d be a lie for me to tell you I didn’t love the format and the concept. I’m obsessed with urban legends and various folklore. I guess because it feels to me like there are still things left to discover in the world, things that people still can’t explain.
I don’t know how The Andy Griffith Show factors in, so I’m choosing to ignore that for now, and hoping for a fantastic and chilling horror novel.
What about you? Which new releases are you excited for?