This Week's Pick: The Waking Dark by Robin Wasserman
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release Date: September 10th 2013
They called it the killing day. Twelve people dead, all in the space of a few hours. Five murderers: neighbors, relatives, friends. All of them so normal. All of them seemingly harmless. All of them now dead by their own hand . . . except one. And that one has no answers to offer the shattered town. She doesn't even know why she killed—or whether she'll do it again.
Something is waking in the sleepy town of Oleander's, Kansas—something dark and hungry that lives in the flat earth and the open sky, in the vengeful hearts of upstanding citizens. As the town begins its descent into blood and madness, five survivors of the killing day are the only ones who can stop Oleander from destroying itself. Jule, the outsider at war with the world; West, the golden boy at war with himself; Daniel, desperate for a different life; Cass, who's not sure she deserves a life at all; and Ellie, who believes in sacrifice, fate, and in evil. Ellie, who always goes too far. They have nothing in common. They have nothing left to lose. And they have no way out. Which means they have no choice but to stand and fight, to face the darkness in their town—and in themselves.
Guys, I really love Robin Wasserman. She writes amazing, creative novels and beautiful, messed up characters. I'm always excited when she has a new book out and The Waking Dark is no exception. This synopsis gave me goosebumps and chilled me. I'm usually not a horror reader (I'm very easily frightened) but this book is one I can't miss. It sounds too good! I cannot wait to see for myself (although I'll probably be sleeping with all the lights on for a long while after I'm done)!
- Ciara (Lost at Midnight)