Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #39

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly meme
 hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine

by Mira Grant
Series: Parasite #1
Publisher: Hachette/Orbit
Publication date: November 5, 2013
Genre: Science Fiction
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A decade in the future, humanity thrives in the absence of sickness and disease. We owe our good health to a humble parasite - a genetically engineered tapeworm developed by the pioneering SymboGen Corporation. When implanted, the tapeworm protects us from illness, boosts our immune system - even secretes designer drugs. It's been successful beyond the scientists' wildest dreams. Now, years on, almost every human being has a SymboGen tapeworm living within them. But these parasites are getting restless. They want their own lives... and will do anything to get them.
I am a huge fan of Mira Grant (aka Seanan McGuire) and her NewsFlesh Trilogy. This is her next series and it sounds epic! *dances* I cannot wait to learn about these tapeworms and the folks at SymoGen. I am confident Grant will give me characters that I will come to adore and a cause worth fighting for. 

Doctor Sleep
by Stephen King
Series: The Shining #2
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: September 24, 2013
Genre: Horror
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Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special twelve-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.On highways across America, a tribe of people called The True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless—mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and spunky twelve-year-old Abra Stone learns, The True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the “steam” that children with the “shining” produce when they are slowly tortured to death. Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father’s legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant “shining” power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes “Doctor Sleep.” Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan’s own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra’s soul and survival. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of devoted readers of The Shining and satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.
I am so excited for Doctor Sleep I am practically bouncing and I re-read The Shining in anticipation of this release. I love the way Stephen King weaves his tales and the creep factor is always spot on. 

What book(s) are you waiting on? 

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At July 17, 2013 at 9:59 PM , Anonymous karina said...

*waves* Another huge fan of Grant here! I am crazily excited about this book! ;)

At July 17, 2013 at 10:29 PM , Anonymous Melissa said...

Parasite does sound good. And I'm a shamed to say I've not read Steven King. Sham on me. Thanks for sharing!

At July 17, 2013 at 10:32 PM , Anonymous Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Creepy!! I still haven't read a Stephen King book. I do have one on my tbr by his son tho... :D

At July 17, 2013 at 10:54 PM , Anonymous Trish Hannon said...

That whole tapeworm thing, gives me the creeps! Great idea for a plot though !

I don't think I've ever actually read a Stephen King book, Misery is on my tbr though. Seen loads of films of course.

At July 17, 2013 at 11:08 PM , Anonymous Catherine said...

Nice choices! Parasite sounds like a great read...and who can resist this particular Stephen King novel? Here's my WoW:


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