Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and is a chance to let us show off some books we are excited for. So I haven't taken part in WoW for quite awhile, but I had to take part today because I am so excited for this book, I really can't stop talking about and I am literally counting down the days until I can get my hands on a copy of it...
I've been waiting to show this one off because I was waiting on the synopsis, which I just found up yesterday :D YAY
Title: The Accursed
Author: Joyce Carol Oates
Release Date: March 5, 2013
Publisher: Ecco (Harper Collins)
This eerie tale of psychological horror sees the real inhabitants of turn-of-the-century Princeton fall under the influence of a supernatural power. New Jersey, 1905: soon-to-be commander-in-chief Woodrow Wilson is president of Princeton University. On a nearby farm, Socialist author Upton Sinclair, enjoying the success of his novel 'The Jungle', has taken up residence with his family. This is a quiet, bookish community - elite, intellectual and indisputably privileged. But when a savage lynching in a nearby town is hushed up, a horrifying chain of events is initiated - until it becomes apparent that the families of Princeton have been beset by a powerful curse. The Devil has come to this little town and not a soul will be spared. 'The Accursed' marks new territory for the masterful Joyce Carol Oates - narrated with her unmistakable psychological insight, it combines beautifully transporting historical detail with chilling fantastical elements to stunning effect.
Doesn't it just sound amazing... and I love that cover!
What are you waiting on today?