Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases that we’re eagerly awaiting. This week I’ve got a standalone novel by an author I’ve enjoyed a couple of books by, Gina Damico. I got to meet her at my first BEA in 2012, and that’s when I first read Croak. She has a great way with creepy horror type of books, but with a bit of snarkiness and great characters. Here is the blurb for her new book from Goodreads:
Paraffin, Vermont, is known the world over as home to the Grosholtz Candle Factory. But behind the sunny retail space bursting with overwhelming scents and homemade fudge, seventeen-year-old Poppy Palladino discovers something dark and unsettling: a back room filled with dozens of startlingly life-like wax sculptures, crafted by one very strange old lady. Poppy hightails it home, only to be shocked when one of the figures—a teenage boy who doesn’t seem to know what he is—jumps naked and screaming out of the trunk of her car. She tries to return him to the candle factory, but before she can, a fire destroys the mysterious workshop—and the old woman is nowhere to be seen.
With the help of the wax boy, who answers to the name Dud, Poppy resolves to find out who was behind the fire. But in the course of her investigation, she discovers that things in Paraffin aren’t always as they seem, that the Grosholtz Candle Factory isn’t as pure as its reputation—and that some of the townspeople she’s known her entire life may not be as human as they once were. In fact, they’re starting to look a little . . . waxy. Can Poppy and Dud extinguish the evil that’s taking hold of their town before it’s too late?
Doesn’t it sound so creepy? And that cover! Awesome! So, what book are you eagerly awaiting this week?
And while you’re here, go enter the giveaways I’ve got going on:
- Debut Author Bash: Holly Bodger – Copy of 5 to 1
- Debut Author Bash: Lance Rubin – Copy of Denton Little’s Deathdate
- It’s New to Me Series Starter Challenge – $5 Amazon GC and $15 Book Depository Purchase
- Blog Tour: The Concealed by Sarah Kleck – $25 Amazon GC
- Book Blitz: Ascendancy by Karri Thompson – Signed copy of Ascendancy