Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Double Dose!

The Ocean at the End of the Lane
It is Wednesday! Which means it is time for Waiting on Wednesday. Thanks to Jill at Breaking the Spine for hosting this weekly event to showcase upcoming publications we are looking forward to.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman just shot to the top of my TBR list. Even my boyfriend who is wary of my fiction choices can be convinced to be part of a group read if NG is involved. This book sounds epic!

THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE is a fable that reshapes modern fantasy: moving, terrifying and elegiac - as pure as a dream, as delicate as a butterfly's wing, as dangerous as a knife in the dark, from storytelling genius Neil Gaiman. 

It began for our narrator forty years ago when the family lodger stole their car and committed suicide in it, stirring up ancient powers best left undisturbed. Dark creatures from beyond the world are on the loose, and it will take everything our narrator has just to stay alive: there is primal horror here, and menace unleashed - within his family and from the forces that have gathered to destroy it.  His only defense is three women, on a farm at the end of the lane. The youngest of them claims that her duckpond is an ocean. The oldest can remember the Big Bang (GoodReads).

AND not to ignore the YA fiction of the world, we are also looking forwards this week to Truth or Dare by 

Truth or Dare (Truth or Dare, #1)When a simple round of truth or dare spins out of control, three girls find it’s no longer a party game. It’s do or die.

It all started on a whim: the game was a way for Tenley Reed to reclaim her popularity, a chance for perfect Caitlin “Angel” Thomas to prove she’s more than her Harvard application. Loner Sydney Morgan wasn’t even there; she was hiding behind her camera like usual. But when all three start receiving mysterious dares long after the party has ended, they’re forced to play along—or risk exposing their darkest secrets.

How far will Tenley, Caitlin and Sydney go to keep the truth from surfacing? And who’s behind this twisted game?

Set against the backdrop of Echo Bay, an isolated beach town haunted by misfortune, Truth or Dare is a highly charged debut that will keep readers in suspense from beginning to end (GoodReads).


  1. Ooooh, I hadn't heard about either of these and now I want to read BOTH!

  2. I'm so excited for both of these. Truth or Dare sounds so fun and The Ocean sounds amazing. And that cover, gah! Great picks!
    Here's my WOW

  3. yes! Both of these! Well done! Can't pass up Neil . I just love the title!


  4. These are great picks. Have to check out The Ocean at the end of the Lane for sure.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  5. Ooooh... both of these sound really goood!


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