Can’t Wait Wednesday: The Twisted Ones by T. Kingfisher

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.The Twisted Ones by T. Kingfisher

Title: The Twisted Ones

Author:  T. Kingfisher

Publisher: Gallery/Saga Press

Genre: Horror

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.

The Twisted Ones can be found on GoodReads or preordered on Amazon.

What about you?  Which new releases are you excited for?

13 thoughts on “Can’t Wait Wednesday: The Twisted Ones by T. Kingfisher

    • It depends on the type of horror honestly? I might watch VVitch! I like science fiction/Alien/monster/supernatural type horror, and being a child of the 90s I loved Scream… but if it’s something like Saw or The Hills Have Eyes… that’s a hard no. Lol. I just don’t deal well with visuals of body horror. I can read them seemingly no problem.

      I’ll check out VVitch though- I think that was more a supernatural thing right?

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      • I definitely know what you mean. I do prefer Alien slow-paced atmospheric horror and theme-centric horror where they nail the lore behind the horror but the rest is garbage to me. When it’s just jump scares or pure gore for the sake of making the viewer disgusted, I’ll probably find them dumb. In fact, a lot of those kinds of horror movie are horrible-pun intended-story-wise.

        And yes, VVitch is supernatural with a “mythos” type of horror behind it. It has that Old English dialogue to it, which is a perfect touch to add for the horror it wanted to convey. Besides VVitch, I also enjoyed Hereditary and obviously IT. I haven’t yet seen IT Chapter 2 though. So many mixed reviews for it but I’ll still check it out for sure. Hope you enjoy it if you get around to seeing it, Sarah! 😀

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