Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday - The 5th Wave & The Ocean at the End of the Lane

- a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine 
that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE is a fable that reshapes modern fantasy: moving, terrifying and elegiac - as pure as a dream, as delicate as a butterfly's wing, as dangerous as a knife in the dark, from storytelling genius Neil Gaiman. 
It began for our narrator forty years ago when the family lodger stole their car and committed suicide in it, stirring up ancient powers best left undisturbed. Dark creatures from beyond the world are on the loose, and it will take everything our narrator has just to stay alive: there is primal horror here, and menace unleashed - within his family and from the forces that have gathered to destroy it. 
His only defense is three women, on a farm at the end of the lane. The youngest of them claims that her duckpond is an ocean. The oldest can remember the Big Bang. June 18th, 2013

The synopsis sounded so dark and mysterious that I had to add it to my list of 2013 releases to watch out for. This will be my first time reading a novel by Neil Gaiman.

After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.

Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother–or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up. May 7th, 2013

This grabbed my attention when I began seeing cover reveals around the first of this month. The synopsis sounds great and I haven't read a good dystopian novel in a while, so I'm looking forward to this. Also, I recently discovered that "Film rights to the novel have been preempted by Tobey McGuire and producer Graham King of GK Films.


Ali @ Ginger-read said...

These both sound really good and I haven't heard of either ~ thanks for the share!!


Erika Anderson said...

Sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing!

Thanks for stopping by :)

Maria said...

The Ocean at the End of the Lane sounds really good, I'll definitely have to check it out!

Amanda said...

I am one of those rare people who hasn't found a Neil Gaiman book that I really like. I love the idea of modernized fables/fairy tales. The synopsis sounds really cool. And I've seen The Fifth Wave around. Also sounds cool. Very dark reads I think haha.

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