Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday: The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay & The Last Cruise by Kate Christensen


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights exciting upcoming releases that we can't wait to be released!

This week's upcoming book spotlight is:
The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay
Publication Date: June 26th, 2018
William Morrow
288 pages
Pre-order: Amazon Book Depository 
From Goodreads:


"
The Bram Stoker Award-winning author of A Head Full of Ghosts adds an inventive twist to the home invasion horror story in a heart-palpitating novel of psychological suspense that recalls Stephen King’s Misery, Ruth Ware’s In a Dark, Dark Wood, and Jack Ketchum’s cult hit The Girl Next Door. 

Seven-year-old Wen and her parents, Eric and Andrew, are vacationing at a remote cabin on a quiet New Hampshire lake. Their closest neighbors are more than two miles in either direction along a rutted dirt road. 

One afternoon, as Wen catches grasshoppers in the front yard, a stranger unexpectedly appears in the driveway. Leonard is the largest man Wen has ever seen but he is young, friendly, and he wins her over almost instantly. Leonard and Wen talk and play until Leonard abruptly apologizes and tells Wen, "None of what’s going to happen is your fault". Three more strangers then arrive at the cabin carrying unidentifiable, menacing objects. As Wen sprints inside to warn her parents, Leonard calls out: "Your dads won’t want to let us in, Wen. But they have to. We need your help to save the world." 

Thus begins an unbearably tense, gripping tale of paranoia, sacrifice, apocalypse, and survival that escalates to a shattering conclusion, one in which the fate of a loving family and quite possibly all of humanity are entwined. The Cabin at the End of the World is a masterpiece of terror and suspense from the fantastically fertile imagination of Paul Tremblay."

This week I thought I'd take a step back from the constant WoW epic fantasy picks and go with some other books I've been really looking forward to! My curiosity is certainly piqued by this concept and I can't wait to find out more. I honestly have no idea what to really expect, but I'm really into the dark tone this synopsis provides.

and...
The Last Cruise by Kate Christensen
Publication Date: July 10th, 2018
Doubleday
304 pages
Pre-order: Amazon Book Depository 
From Goodreads:


"
From the acclaimed PEN-Faulkner Award-winning author of The Great Man comes a riveting high-seas adventure that combines Christensen’s signature wit, irony, and humanity to create a striking and unforgettable vision of our times. 

The 1950s vintage ocean liner Queen Isabella is making her final voyage before heading to the scrapyard. For the guests on board, among them Christine Thorne, a former journalist turned Maine farmer, it’s a chance to experience the bygone mid-20th century era of decadent luxury cruising, complete with fine dining, classic highballs, string quartets, and sophisticated jazz. Smoking is allowed but not cell phones–or children, for that matter. The Isabella sets sail from Long Beach, CA into calm seas on a two-week retro cruise to Hawaii and back. 

But this is the second decade of an uncertain new millennium, not the sunny, heedless fifties, and certain disquieting signs of strife and malfunction above and below decks intrude on the festivities. Down in the main galley, Mick Szabo, a battle-weary Hungarian executive sous-chef, watches escalating tensions among the crew. Meanwhile, Miriam Koslow, an elderly Israeli violinist with the Sabra Quartet, becomes increasingly aware of the age-related vulnerabilities of the ship herself and the cynical corners cut by the cruise ship company, Cabaret. 

When a time of crisis begins, Christine, Mick, and Miriam find themselves facing the unknown together in an unexpected and startling test of their characters."

This fascinating and also pretty gripping, so I can't wait to dive in and find out more. I actually really like the cover for it, as well.


What do you think about these upcoming releases? What are your anticipated upcoming releases?


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3 comments:

  1. These both sound really good! The Cabin at the End of the World sounds nightmare-inducing!

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  2. I'm definitely interested in The Cabin at the End of the World, it sounds different from other thrillers­čśü

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  3. I always hear great things about Paul Tremblay's books but I've never tried one. I hope you enjoy both of these when they come out!

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