Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: The Accursed

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)

Goodreads Synopsis:

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?


  1. This sounds so good! I don't blame you for being excited

  2. Yes, yes, yes - gorgeous cover and it sounds so intriguing. I can't wait to read it too.

    Tanya Patrice

  3. WOW!! Thank you for pointing me in your direction today!! Though the cover doesn't really call me that description screams at me!! Amazing pick!!
    Thank you for stopping by my WoW



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