Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (#29)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we can't wait to get our hands on.

Title: Man Made Boy
Author: Jon Skovron
Publisher: Viking Penguin
Released: 3rd October 2013

Love can be a real monster.

Sixteen-year-old Boy’s never left home. When you’re the son of Frankenstein’s monster and the Bride, it’s tough to go out in public, unless you want to draw the attention of a torch-wielding mob. And since Boy and his family live in a secret enclave of monsters hidden under Times Square, it’s important they maintain a low profile.

Boy’s only interactions with the world are through the Internet, where he’s a hacker extraordinaire who can hide his hulking body and stitched-together face behind a layer of code. When conflict erupts at home, Boy runs away and embarks on a cross-country road trip with the granddaughters of Jekyll and Hyde, who introduce him to malls and diners, love and heartbreak. But no matter how far Boy runs, he can’t escape his demons—both literal and figurative—until he faces his family once more.

This hilarious, romantic, and wildly imaginative tale redefines what it means to be a monster—and a man.

Um, this sounds...awesome?  For my English Lit A2 coursework I did my essay on Frankenstein and Dracula (as well as Poe), and I happen to love Jekyll and Hyde.  I seriously can't imagine what it would be like to not have contact with anyone, to be afraid of anyone just looking at you for fear of what they would do.  I kind of want to hug Boy already.  I need this book now!  Please?  Book gods?

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  1. This one seems very original...not sure it's my cup of tea but I so want to see what you'll think of it. If you love it I'll give it a go!

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  2. I can see why your excited about this one, after reading about the essay you wrote, Aa'Ishah!

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  3. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh I spotted this one a while ago! It sounds absolutely AMAZING :D Great choice!

  4. OH, I'm looking forward to this one so much! Kind of reminds me of Warm Bodies meets Frankenstein? Or I could be completely off with that. If I am, ignore that. ;)

  5. Ohh, think it sounds like an awesome book :D Creepy cover ;) Hope you'll end up loving it when you get to read it :)
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