Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Waiting on Wednesday #27- The Halloween Edition

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Breaking the Spine where we show off books that we want to read but have not been published yet. 

And for Halloween, here’s a slightly creepier/scarier/horror related(from the summaries) selection (kind of. Only two. My TBR tends to be full of dystopia/PNR)  of my TBR list.  

Masque of the Red DeathTitle:  Masque of the Red Death
Author: Bethany Griffin
Release Date:  April 24th 2012
Link to / Summary from Goodreads: Everything is in ruins.
A devastating plague has decimated the population. And those who are left live in fear of catching it as the city crumbles to pieces around them.
So what does Araby Worth have to live for?
Nights in the Debauchery Club, beautiful dresses, glittery make-up . . . and tantalizing ways to forget it all.
But in the depths of the club—in the depths of her own despair—Araby will find more than oblivion. She will find Will, the terribly handsome proprietor of the club. And Elliott, the wickedly smart aristocrat. Neither boy is what he seems. Both have secrets. Everyone does.
And Araby may find something not just to live for, but to fight for—no matter what it costs her
Why I want it: The title. Anything(almost) with Edgar Allan Poe is something I want to read. I just hope this won’t halfway through become a love triangle. And pretty cover.

RipperTitle:  Ripper
Author: Amy Carol Reeves
Release Date: April 8th 2012
Link to / Summary from Goodreads:
 A paranormal mystery involving London’s most notorious killer
 
In 1888, following her mother’s sudden death, seventeen-year-old Arabella Sharp goes to live with her grandmother in a posh London neighborhood. At her grandmother’s request, Abbie volunteers at Whitechapel Hospital, where she discovers a passion for helping the unfortunate women and children there. 
But within days, female patients begin turning up brutally murdered at the hands of Jack the Ripper. Even more horrifying, Abbie starts having strange visions that lead her straight to the Ripper’s next massacres. As her apparent psychic connection with the twisted killer grows stronger, Abbie is drawn into a deadly mystery involving the murders, her mother’s shadowed past, and a secret brotherhood of immortals—who’ll stop at nothing to lure Abbie into its “humanitarian” aims

Why I want it: Another re-spun version of Jack the Ripper? Yes, that’s my kind of thing. No, I haven’t read too many of them to get boring.




This is part of our week long Halloween event! Throughout the week there'll be reviews, posts, and a giveaway! Check back later for more spooky booky fun!


12 comments:

  1. Those both sound really good. Funny thing is that I was a huge fan of Poe when I was younger and was also strangely fascinated by the Jack the Ripper mystery. One of my favorite movies was "Time After Time." Creepy fun. In fact, I think I need to revisit that one for Halloween.

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  2. Masque has an amazing cover, plus dystopia and some type of sex club...I'd definitely pick that up. Thanks for pointing it out.

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  3. These both sound amazing, and this is the first I've heard of Masque! Definitely adding these to my to-read list!

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  4. Owww! Some spooky pick, indeed!! I want to read "RIPPER"! Say that in a spooky voice... RIPPER! Muhahahhha! It sounds fangtastic .

    Happy Halloween!!

    Paranormal Wastelands' WoW:
    http://paranormalwastelands.blogspot.com/2011/10/waiting-on-wednesday_26.html

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  5. Masque of the Red Death is my pick as well! :D
    So obviously you have fabulous taste.

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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  6. Masque of the Red Death looks awesome! I haven't heard of it before this but I like the sound of it! The cover is really cool too. Ripper sounds pretty good too - great picks! :)

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  7. wow.. the first cover it's incredible..and both storys sounds great

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  8. The cover of Masque of the Red Death is gorgeous! And I'd love to read Ripper!

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  9. Ripper was on my Wow i think week before last - sounds great doesn't it? Now I want Masque as well!!

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  10. I love Waiting on Wednesday... Almost all the books you guys show end up on my to-read list and I should stop adding more and more but I can't stop myself.. Books look great and I think they'll be added to my to-read list soon...

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  11. The cover of Masque of the Red Death is just so awesome.

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Nina xxx

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