Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases that we simply cannot wait for! This week, I chose The Creeping by Alexandra SirowyThe Creeping by Alexandra Sirowy
Published by Simon and Schuster on August 18, 2015
Stella Cambren is the lucky one. When she was a kid, Stella and her friend Jeanie vanished while picking strawberries. Stella came back without any memory of what happened. Jeanie never did.
Eleven years later, Stella is over it—mostly. She can’t remember a time when people didn’t look at her with a question in their eyes. But she has a summer full of cove days ahead of her, a best friend with a devil-may-care attitude, and a maybe-crush on a gorgeous, popular guy. All Stella wants is to have the best summer of her life. Jeanie’s fate is lost in the black hole of her mind. It’s nothing but the past.
That is, until the fresh corpse of a little girl is found, one with eerie similarities to Jeanie, and Stella’s memories start coming back in fits and starts. As Stella begins to uncover the truth about the day Jeanie vanished, she discovers a bread crumb trail of disappearances going back generations.
Stella thinks remembering what happened to Jeanie will save her. It won’t.
She used to know better than to believe in what slinks through the shadows. Not anymore.
And before the summer is over, Stella will learn that if you hunt for monsters, you’ll find them.
Why I’m Waiting: Well, isn’t this just the perfect book to wait for during the week of Halloween? It sounds insanely creepy. Like, nightmare-inducing creepy. But also really mysterious, with the definite potential to be way more complex than a simple scary story.
What are you waiting for this week? Anything particularly spooky?