17.10.12

Wishlist Wednesday: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness







Wishlist Wednesday features books that have been on your wishlist for a long time, old or new.






A MONSTER CALLS
patrick ness




The monster showed up after midnight. As they do.

But it isn't the monster Conor's been expecting. He's been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he's had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming...

This monster is something different, though. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor.

It wants the truth



c.j.'s thoughts

So, not only is the cover FANTASTIC (dark, creepy, sketchily stylized, all things that I love), but the concept sounds great!  Just enough in the blurb to make me go, "Hm, this seems Lovecraftian and creepy.  Sign me up."  I've heard good things about it.  I've also heard bad things, but mostly along the lines of "kind of surreal."  Which I also love.  So, yeah, I'm cool with that.  Want.  Must know what's going on!  What are these treatments?  What nightmares?  What's the first monster and what's the monster that actually comes?  The blurb does such a great job of setting up a mystery and hooking you in!  And by you I mean me.  And hopefully also you.





14 comments:

  1. Woah, scary cover! Interesting pick. I'm a bit of a scaredy-cat, not a fan of horror movies or books. I prefer 'safe' action ^^

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    1. Ha, I'm the opposite. I LOVE scary things!

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  2. Ooh the perfect Halloween book. It sounds kind of Frankenstein-like, very creepy, nightmarey and different. I hope you get to read it soon :)

    Becca @ Lost in Thought
    http://lostinthought-becca.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/wishlist-wednesday-13_17.html

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    1. Me too! I hope it's as eerie as it sounds.

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  3. Love the cover! Dark and creepy, just the way I like!

    Lisa

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  4. Wow scary cover that is.. very creepy. I am not sure I would like to hold the book with a cover like that.
    Good luck with getting your hands on a copy.

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    1. I would LOVE to hold a copy...once I have money.

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  5. Sounds like a good book to read on the month of October! Check out my WLW? https://littlebookstar.wordpress.com/2012/10/17/wishlist-wednesday-2-beta/#comments
    Leigh

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  6. Sounds like a book you shouldn't read in the dark! haha. I am such a baby when it comes to this. I would have to read this one during the day! Here is the link to mine: http://sparetimebookblog.blogspot.com/2012/10/wishlist-wednesday-19.html#comment-form

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    1. Books don't usually scare me, except for The Shining by Stephen King...but who knows?

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  7. Wooooooah. I'm sitting here looking a bit like this ---> O_O

    I don't know how well I'd do with a super-scary book, but with a hook like that...

    My WW: http://shelversanon.blogspot.com/2012/10/wishlist-wednesday-14.html

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    1. I knoow! It's just so suspenseful.

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