Waiting on Wednesday: The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin

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

The City of MirrorsPublisher: Ballantine Books (US) / Orion (UK)

Author: Justin Cronin

Release date: May 24, 2016 (US) / June 16, 2016 (US)

Synopsis from Goodreads:

In “The Passage “and” The Twelve, “Justin Cronin brilliantly imagined the fall of civilization and humanity s desperate fight to survive. Now all is quiet on the horizon but does silence promise the nightmare s end or the second coming of unspeakable darkness? At last, this bestselling epic races to its breathtaking finale.

“The world we knew is gone. What world will rise in its place?”

The Twelve have been destroyed and the hundred-year reign of darkness that descended upon the world has ended. The survivors are stepping outside their walls, determined to build society anew and daring to dream of a hopeful future.

But far from them, in a dead metropolis, he waits: Zero. The First. Father of the Twelve. The anguish that shattered his human life haunts him, and the hatred spawned by his transformation burns bright. His fury will be quenched only when he destroys Amy humanity s only hope, the Girl from Nowhere who grew up to rise against him.

One last time light and dark will clash, and at last Amy and her friends will know their fate.

Why I’m excited: You guys have no idea how excited I am for this book, and I’m not sure I can properly express that excitement in words. I have been waiting for this third book for three and a half years, and I am DYING to read it. The first two books in this trilogy (The Passage and The Twelve) are fantastic; creepy, dark, strange, and utterly unique. I devoured them both and my copies are 963 pages and 564 pages respectively. A little over two months to go until The City of Mirrors is released. I can’t wait. Right? *breathes into a bag*