Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Can't Wait Wednesday (281)


Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings to spotlight highly anticipated books.  It is based on the Waiting on Wednesday meme which used to be hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.




SYNOPSIS: From the authors of the bestselling Awakened trilogy.

Megan Forrester has barely survived the unthinkable. Six months ago, she witnessed a horrific accident that killed her husband and son, and lives with the guilt of knowing she could have done more to save them. Now, Megan hopes to mend the pieces of her broken spirit by attending a local church group's annual camping trip. But the church group members-riddled with dark secrets of their own-make a catastrophic navigational mistake, leaving them stranded in an untouched canyon in the West Virginian national forest.

Isolated from any chance of help or rescue, Megan and the others quickly realize why this side of the canyon has never been surveyed by mankind: it's home to a terrifying prehistoric arachnid that patiently stalks its prey through even the slightest movement or vibration in the forest. And it's desperate for a meal.

Grief-stricken and haunted by her tragic loss, Megan now faces her ultimate test of endurance. Can she outwit a bloodthirsty creature hellbent on ensuring that no one gets out of alive? When a single wrong turn can mean death, she only has one option: DON'T MOVE.

WHY I CAN'T WAIT:  So although I've not read the Awakened trilogy yet, I stand by the fact that Murray is my favorite Impractical Joker so that makes me want to love his books.  This one is straight out horror and a prehistoric arachnid - YES!  Perfect for October and the spooky season.

CASSIUS'S PICK:


FROM GOODREADS:  When a deadly Fly Flu sweeps the globe, it leaves a shell of the world that once was. Among the survivors are eighteen-year-old Nico and her dog, on a voyage devised by Nico's father to find a mythical portal; a young artist named Kit, raised in an old abandoned cinema; and the enigmatic Deliverer, who lives Life after Life in an attempt to put the world back together. 

As swarms of infected Flies roam the earth, these few survivors navigate the woods of post-apocalyptic New England, meeting others along the way, each on their own quest to find life and light in a world gone dark.

 The Electric Kingdom is a sweeping exploration of love, art, storytelling, eternal life, and above all, a testament to the notion that even in an exterminated world, one person might find beauty in another.

WHY CASSIUS CAN'T WAIT:  First of all I love that Nico is traveling with her dog because all travelers need a loyal companion.  Secondly, I'm starting to think I'm living in an apocalyptic world and I could use all the pointers I can get!

WHAT BOOK CAN'T YOU WAIT FOR THIS WEEK???

32 comments:

  1. Don't Move does sound like it will be perfect for fall - and maybe even a movie!

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    1. It does sound like it would make a great movie!

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  2. Awesome choices Barb! I just saw The Electric Kingdom yesterday and it will probably be on my Future Fiction post next week. And I read the first book in Wearmouth's series and it was pretty good! This new one might be too much for me though. Spiders...😬

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    1. I'm behind on commenting but it does seem like we are on the same wavelength with books lately. I'll take spiders over snakes any day!

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  3. Yes please, I need both now thank you...lol. :)

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  4. Oooh! I love the cover to Electric Kingdom! Great picks!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  5. Ooh The Electric Kingdom sounds awesome!

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  6. I want to read both of these! A prehistoric arachnid? I'm sold!!!! Thanks for adding to my TBR too. lol
    Lisa Loves Literature's Wednesday post

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    1. Who can resist a prehistoric spider? It screams "make me into a movie" right?

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  7. Both books sound good. I love the cover of The Electric Kingdom. Great choices!

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  8. Me wants them! LOL These both sound excellent!

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  9. OOH big scary spider book! I want to grab that right now! I also need a few more scary shark books in my life so I'm on the hunt for them!

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  10. The Electric Kingdom looks super good. I always love a good apocalyptic read, especially when it's got a girl and her dog! :)

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    1. Yep, definitely a plus when there's a dog.

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  11. Haha! Yes to the apocalypse world bit. I feel like I should purchase a survival-guide book at this point.

    Hope you enjoy these books when you get them!

    Thanks for visiting Shell's Stories.

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  12. I thought I recognised the name, its Murr! Q is my favourite! I’ve not read any of his books but I have heard good things though I’ll be avoiding anything to do with spiders!

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    1. When Mr. Barb first started watching Impractical Jokers, I thought it was such a stupid show - then I became hooked!

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  13. Can I please add spiders, after booksnake, to the list of things I never want to see on a cover, and which will make me run the other way? Also, prehistoric arachnids? *whimpers* Also, I agree with Cassius on his pick, and needing all the help we can get in this world right now.

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    1. If I can hate snakes, then yes, you can add spiders to the list!

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  14. These both sound great and I especially love the cover for The Electric Kingdom.

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  15. I hope your mom reads and and likes your pick because it would be perfect for the They Call It Puppy Love Challenge next year. 🐕✨

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    1. It would definitely be perfect for that!

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