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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (140): The Girl from the Well + I Become Shadow

Alright! I am featuring two books this week that I am REALLY, REALLY, REALLY excited about! Go on, read below!

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

Title: The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco
Release Date: August 5th 2014
Published by: Sourcebook Fire
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Summary (from Goodreads):

You may think me biased, being murdered myself. But my state of being has nothing to do with the curiosity toward my own species, if we can be called such. We do not go gentle, as your poet encourages, into that good night.

A dead girl walks the streets.

She hunts murderers. Child killers, much like the man who threw her body down a well three hundred years ago.

And when a strange boy bearing stranger tattoos moves into the neighborhood so, she discovers, does something else. And soon both will be drawn into the world of eerie doll rituals and dark Shinto exorcisms that will take them from American suburbia to the remote valleys and shrines of Aomori, Japan.

Because the boy has a terrifying secret - one that would just kill to get out.

Why I'm waiting for The Girl from the Well:

I have many many many reasons why I am terribly excited for this book that I am almost always jumping up and down whenever someone mentions this. One: I think Rin Chupeco is the first Filipina YA author I knew of who will be published worldwide. (Feel free to correct me on this!) Two: That summary just basically screams horror and gore and all the dark, delicious things that makes me anticipate it so! And three: Shinto exorcisms! Japan! If you look at my blog and even just think of the name, this book is a perfect fit. A YA paranormal, horror book with Japanese elements. YES, I WANT IT SO BAD!

Title: I Become Shadow by Joe Shine
Release Date: June 10th 2014
Published by: Soho Teen
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Summary (from Goodreads):

Ren Sharpe was abducted at fourteen and chosen by the mysterious F.A.T.E. Center to become a Shadow: the fearless and unstoppable guardian of a future leader. Everything she held dear—her family, her home, her former life—is gone forever.

Ren survives four years of training, torture, and misery, in large part thanks to Junie, a fellow F.A.T.E. abductee who started out as lost and confused as she did. She wouldn’t admit it was possible to find love in a prison beyond imagining, but what she feels for Junie may just be the closest thing to it.

At eighteen they part ways when Ren receives her assignment: find and protect college science student Gareth Young, or die trying. Life following a college nerd is uneventful, until an attack on Gareth forces Ren to track down the only person she can trust. When she and Junie discover that the F.A.T.E. itself might be behind the attacks, even certain knowledge of the future may not be enough to save their kidnappers from the killing machines they created.

Why I'm waiting for I Become Shadow:

Tell me that summary isn't interesting. It reminds me a little bit of Natasha Ngan's The Elites (in a sense that she's been trained to be a guardian) and I'm always ready for an action packed read with a strong female lead at the helm of the story. And what a gorgeous cover! You can just tell that it's going to be a fast paced thriller by the looks of the cover.


What are your WoW picks this week? Share them please!


  1. The Girl from the Well looks awesome--in the way that awesome means that you're too creeped out to close your eyes and sleep but too interested to stop reading and try. A lot of books do that to me, but I am also a giant baby, so what do I know? :)

    The other one looks like a maybe to me. You should give it a read and review. I'll follow your blog to see what you thought of it! Here's my WoW, too. :)

    1. I'll let you know if I can get a copy. It's a story I'm familiar with, but I'm always out for similar sounding stories that turns out different in the end. Hopefully this book is that type. Thanks for the comment! :)

  2. These are both new to me.The Girl From the Well sounds a bit different... In a good way. Thanks for stopping by my WOW:)

  3. The Girl from the well sounds awesome like Ringu meets Batman,lol. The other book is one I haven't heard of before. I'll have to keep my eye out for it. Thanks for stopping by My WoW and sharing yours!

  4. The Girl from the Well sounds really interesting and a little eerie, just like my kind of book! Thanks for sharing! Here's my WoW

  5. Great picks! Those both sound really good! :) On to my never-ending wish list they go!

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

    Erin @ Let's Evaluate

  6. Haven't heard of either of these, but they sound very interesting.
    Thanks for visiting my WoW @ The NerdHerd Reads

  7. OMG!! These two books sound SO exciting!! AMAZING picks!! Thanks for adding to my TBR! And thanks as well for dropping by and commenting on my WOW post!! : )

  8. Normally I'd be flailing in excitement for I Become Shadow, because it sounds like just my type of book, but I am about to pass about in my flailing for The Girl from the Well! It sold me with the reference to my favorite poem of all time, and then it just kept getting better. And the cover! August is never going to get here soon enough! GREAT PICKS!

    Rachel @ Paper Cuts

  9. I am excited for both of these as well. Especially I Become Shadow! I might have to give The Girl From the Well a second look. I do love that cover. Thanks for stopping by. :)

    Sabrina @ I Heart Y.A. Fiction

  10. Ooh, Girl from the Well sounds really creepy and awesome! Awesome picks!
    Thanks for sharing & stopping by Book Munchies (:

  11. These both sound pretty thriller-y! I particularly like the sound of The Girl From the Well.


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