Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Broken

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. This week’s choice is:

BrokenTitle: Broken by A.E. Rought
Publisher: Strange Chemistry
Publish Date: Jan. 8, 2013
Genre: Horror

Goodreads Summary: Imagine a modern spin on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein where a young couple's undying love and the grief of a father pushed beyond sanity could spell the destruction of them all.

A string of suspicious deaths near a small Michigan town ends with a fall that claims the life of Emma Gentry's boyfriend, Daniel. Emma is broken, a hollow shell mechanically moving through her days. She and Daniel had been made for each other, complete only when they were together. Now she restlessly wanders the town in the late Fall gloom, haunting the cemetery and its white-marbled tombs, feeling Daniel everywhere, his spectre in the moonlight and the fog.

When she encounters newcomer Alex Franks, only son of a renowned widowed surgeon, she's intrigued despite herself. He's an enigma, melting into shadows, preferring to keep to himself. But he is as drawn to her as she is to him. He is strangely... familiar. From the way he knows how to open her locker when it sticks, to the nickname she shared only with Daniel, even his hazel eyes with brown flecks are just like Daniel's.

The closer they become, though, the more something inside her screams there's something very wrong with Alex Franks. And when Emma stumbles across a grotesque and terrifying menagerie of mangled but living animals within the walls of the Franks' estate, creatures she surely knows must have died from their injuries, she knows.

Why am I waiting on Broken? I don’t think I have read a retelling of Frankenstein and this looks and sounds like it will be a really good one. I’m also a huge fan of the cover: the colors, the composition, the beautiful eeriness of it and how the title is in the scroll work of the cemetery gates! What books are you waiting on?


Danny said...

the last book I read from this publisher was a true uncut diamont, so I'm looking forward to this too :)

Valerie StuckInBooks said...

Creepy! Haven't heard of it so thanks for sharing.

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Dani Chapman said...

I want this book too!! Great pick!
Thanks for sharing,
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Tabitha said...

This book sounds creepy... but in a good way. I actually just finished reading Frankenstein for a summer assignment!

Here's my WOW

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