Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Can't Wait Wednesday (220)


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.



FROM GOODREADS: The year is 1915 and Pin, the fifteen year-old daughter of an amusement park fortune teller, disguises herself as a boy to run with the teenage boys who thrive in the dregs of Chicago's street scene.

Unbeknownst to the well-heeled city-dwellers and visitors who come to enjoy its attractions, Riverview Park is also host to a brutal serial killer, a perfumed pedophile who uses the secrecy of a dark amusement park ride to conduct his crimes. When Pin sees a man enter the Hell Gate ride with a young girl, and leave without her, she knows that something deadly is afoot.

The crime will lead her to the iconic outsider artist Henry Darger, a brilliant but seemingly mad man obsessed with his illustrated novel about a group of young girls who triumph over adult oppressors. Together, the two navigate the seedy underbelly of a changing city to uncover a murderer few even know to look for. 

WHY I CAN'T WAIT: I really enjoy historical fiction when it's mixed with mystery elements.  Add in an amusement park and a serial killer and you have my attention.  And I won't lie, Satan's head on the cover is what initially caught my attention. 

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

34 comments:

  1. Girl-disguised-as-a-boy AND an amusement park? Those are like two of my favorite tropes, lol! I am so checking this one out!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. I knew a lot of people would be interested in those tropes.

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  2. I love the historical amusement park setting in Chicago. That sounds great, but I don't like to read about serial killers. I guess I'll have to see some reviews before I decide...lol

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    1. I think the setting will be great. Serial killers don't bother me much but I have to admit that "pedophile" does make me cautious.

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  3. I haven't read an Elizabeth Hand book in ages, and I'm very curious about this new one. I love that devil's head too!

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    1. For some reason I know her name but don't recall reading anything she's written. Of course I may be confusing her with Cynthia Hand.

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  4. This sounds twisted and dark. I like that. And the girl sounds resourceful. I like that too!

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  5. Ooh, this one sounds like a spooky one! Great pick!
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  6. This sounds interesting. I too enjoy a good historical fiction!

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    1. I do as long as it's not straight-out historical romance. Nothing wrong with that but it doesn't hold my interest long.

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  7. I'm excited for this one too. It sounds fun, and I do love the cover. Great pick!
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  8. Oooh! This sounds like it has some fascinating elements. Thanks so much for sharing it. :)

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  9. Oooh! This looks like an interesting read! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  10. This sounds like a good one Barb! Hunting a serial killer sounds like it would make a scary but thrilling page-turner! Awesome pick!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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    1. Great time to release it as well. I think October is going to be a stellar month for releases!

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  11. This sounds really good and nice and chilling. I hope you enjoy it!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

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  12. oh wow, I wasn't expecting a synopsis like that based off the book cover. It sounds quite intriguing!!

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    1. Kind of shocked me too. I like the cover but it isn't what I imagined. Actually turned out better than I anticipated.

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  13. This sounds fantastic - I want it. NOW please.
    Lynn :D
    And thanks

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  14. Definitely a striking cover -- and I didn't even realise that was Satan's head on there. AND -- loving the blurb! Pin sounds like she's all sorts of fantastic!

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    1. Leave it to me to focus in on Satan's head first!

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  15. This one actually sounds a bit different. I'll be interested to see some reviews of it but might add it to wishlist now to remind me to check it out!

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    1. Hopefully I can sway you once I read it!

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  16. There are a lot of great covers out lately! Maybe it's because styles I like are popular right now. 👍✨

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    1. I agree, tons of awesome ones. And I admit, I usually judge a book by its cover.

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  17. I love historical fiction and this definitely sounds like an interesting one, especially with the mystery elements.

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