Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

This is a blog meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine to spotlight upcoming books. This week's can't wait to read selection is:

Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig
Publisher: Angry Robot
Date: April 24, 2012
320 pages

Miriam Black knows when you will die.

Still in her early twenties, she's foreseen hundreds of car crashes, heart attacks, strokes, suicides, and slow deaths by cancer. But when Miriam hitches a ride with truck driver Louis Darling and shakes his hand, she sees that in thirty days Louis will be gruesomely murdered while he calls her name.

Miriam has given up trying to save people; that only makes their deaths happen. But Louis will die because he met her, and she will be the next victim. No matter what she does she can't save Louis. But if she wants to stay alive, she'll have to try.


I featured this book previously on the strength of its cover, but I find that I am just as attracted to the story. I really, truly can't wait for this one.

11 comments:

June G said...

What a wild cover. It definitely pulls you in. This is a fresh and different choice. Thanks!

Books For All Seasons said...

I haven't heard of this book. The cover looks creepy and strange. The book sounds quite intriguing, different even. Great pick! Thank you for sharing it!

Sam

Erica said...

I hadn't heard of this one before, but it looks intriguing. Thanks for sharing :)

Nina @ Death Books and Tea said...

Amazing cover! And that summary is intriguing...I'll have to try and find this one. Angry Robot always publishes great stuff. THanks for sharing!

Nina @ Death Books and Tea

Rebecca said...

I am in absolute love with that cover and it sounds amazing! Going to add it now to my to read list.

Stephanie Lorée said...

I recently finished Wendig's DOUBLE DEAD, a horror / black comedy. It was incredibly good, though I note only those who don't mind violence or the ample use of profanity should read.

BLACK BIRDS is at the top of my reading list. If it's near as good as DOUBLE DEAD, Wendig's got a fan for life.

Bob (Beauty in Ruins) said...

Sounds like an interesting take on the whole "you can't change the future" idea. Nice!

Tribute Books Mama said...

Interesting cover, nice pick.

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/12/waiting-on-wednesday_28.html

Michael @ The Bookshelf Review said...

Awesome choice, I agree the cover is awesome and so is the story. Adding it to my goodreads list. Thanks for sharing. =]
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Arianna said...

Wow, this sounds good. And yeah, the cover is something else! I hadn't heard of this one before, thanks for the suggestion! Please check out my Wow!

A. Knight said...

That cover is so strangely beautiful. I can't pull my eyes away from it. Very intriguing.

Have an amazing reading week! And happy holidays!

- Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)