I’m participating today in "Waiting On" Wednesday. It is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, and its purpose is to spotlight eagerly anticipated upcoming releases.
Even though I know it’s not entirely healthy, I wander over to NetGalley now and again and browse through the selection of soon-to-be-published books. Today’s pick caught my eye with its (appropriate) title and jaunty cover. After checking out the summary, it seems like the sort of book that would appeal to a Neil Gaiman or Garth Nix fan, and I am both of those things. I’ll definitely be checking this one out! Julie Bourbeau’s debut The Wednesdays will be released on August 14, 2012 by Random House Children’s Books.
Something wicked is lurking on Mt. Tibidabo, something that only comes out on Wednesdays…
Every Wednesday, strange things happen in Max's village. The townsfolk shutter their windows, lock their doors and hunker down to outwait this plague of peculiarities referred to simply as "the Wednesdays." But Max is too curious for that, and when he accidentally lets the Wednesdays inside, his furious parents cast him out for the rest of the day.
Soon he meets the Wednesdays themselves; strange silver-eyed boy-creatures bent on spreading mischief and mayhem. Initially he thinks they're quite fun, but they can also be cruel and dangerous. With the assistance of an unlikely cast of characters including a popular girl with questionable motives, a slightly crazed parapsychologist, and the world's ugliest dog, Max must put an end to the curse of the Wednesdays . . . or become one himself.
In this debut novel Julie Bourbeau strikes the perfect balance of creepiness and humor, with just a touch of old-fashioned charm. Readers of all ages-both boys and girls-will find themselves laughing out loud as they turn the pages.
What books are you waiting on?