Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall & Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky

Can't-Wait is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings that spotlights exciting upcoming releases that we can't wait to be released! This meme is based off of Jill @ Breaking the Spine's Waiting on Wednesday meme.

This week's upcoming book spotlights are: 

Rules For Vanishing
Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall
Publication: September 24th, 2019
Viking Books
Hardcover. 416 pages.

"In the faux-documentary style of The Blair Witch Project comes the campfire story of a missing girl, a vengeful ghost, and the girl who is determined to find her sister--at all costs. 

Once a year, the path appears in the forest and Lucy Gallows beckons. Who is brave enough to find her--and who won't make it out of the woods? 

It's been exactly one year since Sara's sister, Becca, disappeared, and high school life has far from settled back to normal. With her sister gone, Sara doesn't know whether her former friends no longer like her...or are scared of her, and the days of eating alone at lunch have started to blend together. When a mysterious text message invites Sara and her estranged friends to "play the game" and find local ghost legend Lucy Gallows, Sara is sure this is the only way to find Becca--before she's lost forever. And even though she's hardly spoken with them for a year, Sara finds herself deep in the darkness of the forest, her friends--and their cameras--following her down the path. Together, they will have to draw on all of their strengths to survive. The road is rarely forgiving, and no one will be the same on the other side."
This sounds so spooky and I think it'll be a perfect fall read. I love nothing more than a dark, creepy forest setting and this sounds like it'll fit that idea nicely.

Imaginary Friend
Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky
Publication: October 1st, 2019
Grand Central Publishing
Hardcover. 720 pages.

"We can swallow our fear or let our fear swallow us. 

Single mother Kate Reese is on the run. Determined to improve life for her and her son, Christopher, she flees an abusive relationship in the middle of the night with Christopher at her side. Together, they find themselves drawn to the tight-knit community of Mill Grove, Pennsylvania. It's as far off the beaten track as they can get. Just one highway in, one highway out. 

At first, it seems like the perfect place to finally settle down. Then Christopher vanishes. For six awful days, no one can find him. Until Christopher emerges from the woods at the edge of town, unharmed but not unchanged. He returns with a voice in his head only he can hear, with a mission only he can complete: Build a tree house in the woods by Christmas, or his mother and everyone in the town will never be the same again. 

Soon Kate and Christopher find themselves in the fight of their lives, caught in the middle of a war playing out between good and evil, with their small town as the battleground."
Another extremely chilling-sounding read! I am so ready for all of these weird, spooky books. I'm most intrigued since this seems like quite a departue for Chbosky content-wise. I can't wait to have a chance to check it out!

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


  1. These both sound great! So many great books coming out soon. I love that horror is in the air!

  2. I'm very curious about the Chbosky book. I may just buy a copy since I don't want to request any more October review books. Plus it's really long!

    1. It's super long! I honestly have no idea what to expect from it, which makes me even more curious.

  3. They are both new to me and I really like the sounds of both of them too! Thanks for sharing them!

  4. Rules for Vanishing sounds so so good for fall! I hope you love it!

  5. Oooh! Both of these sound like creepy reads! Great picks!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  6. These sound like perfect fall reads. I'm especially interested in Rules for Vanishing. I hope you love both of these. Have a great weekend!