Waiting on Wednesday: The Girl from the Well

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which we share a book that we are eagerly anticipating!The Girl from the Well

Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

Author: Rin Chupeco

Release date: August 5, 2014

Synopsis 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 Excited:

This book is being marketed as “Dexter” meets “The Grudge”. Now, I wasn’t a huge fan of “The Grudge” but that still sounds incredible. I love a good horror novel, and this will probably be my first YA horror novel. I think it sounds super creepy and amazing, and I cannot wait to get my hands on it. I’m so excited for it that I even convinced the library where I work to order it. Woo! I’ll probably be buying my own copy though because it sounds so good. Plus, just look at that cover; you know I’m a sucker for a good cover.

20 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: The Girl from the Well

  1. This sounds brilliant! I’ll definitely be buying this when it’s released :). I love that it sounds like a mixture of horror and crime thriller, should be very good. Thanks for sharing!

  2. This sounds great! I like to learn about Shinto ideals and traditions, so a mix with YA horror sounds very entertaining~ I’ll definitely be getting my hands on this!

    • Doesn’t it? I am the same way. I also really like legends and myths so it’ll be interesting to see (since it’s based on a “well-loved Japanese legend) if it reads like one. Do you know what I mean?

  3. This is one of those instabuy instances wherein I’ll get this book in a blink. I just love Asian horror especially The Grudge. Growing up, I’ve been surrounded with all these crazy urban legends and to see it in book form is just fulfilling. Great pick! 😀

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