Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that highlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This weeks pre-publication "can't wait to read" selection is Eight Million Gods by Wen Spencer
Eight Million Gods
by Wen Spencer
Expected Release Date: June 4, 2013
Publisher: Baen Books
Genre: Fantasy/Urban Fantasy
Pre-Order Link: Amazon Print
Nikki is a horror novelist. Her choice of career is dictated by an Obsessive Compulsive Disorder that forces her to write stories of death and destruction. She can't control it, doesn't understand it, but can use it to make money anywhere in the world. Currently "anywhere" is in Japan, hiding from her mother who sees Nikki's OCD as proof she's mentally unstable. Nikki's fragile peace starts to fall apart when the police arrest her for the murder of an American expatriate. Someone killed him with a blender.
Reality unravels around Nikki. She's attacked by a raccoon in a business suit. After a series of blackouts, she’s permanently accompanied by a boy that no one else can see, a boy who claims to be a god. Is she really being pursued by Japanese myths—or is she simply going insane?
What Nikki does know for sure is that the bodies are piling up, her mother has arrived in Japan to lock her up for the rest of her life, and her novels always end with everyone dead.
Why I'm Waiting On This Book:
1. Wen Spencer is one of my go to authors - her fantasy/urban fantasy world building is fantastic, her characters pretty much sing to me off the pages and I just can't get enough of her writing.
2. Unique and really interesting premise - I especially like how her mother keeps trying to institutionalize her.
3. Ms. Spencer lived in Japan for a year or two in the last decade and I want to see how she incorporates what she learned about the culture into her writing.
4. Pretty unique cover...lol
What's your "waiting on" pick this week?
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