Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine, and is a fun way to share upcoming books that you’re excited about with other bloggers and readers.
My pick this week is a novel based on a popular podcast, and even though I’m not familiar with it, the story sounds right up my alley:
Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor. Releases in October 2015 from Orbit. This upcoming novel is based on the podcast of the same name, and not only was there a Welcome to Night Vale booth at Comic Con, but there was an entire panel devoted to it as well. No ARCs that I was able to pick up, unfortunately, but I did buy a t-shirt! Here’s the description from Goodreads:
Night Vale is a small desert town where all the conspiracy theories you’ve ever heard are actually true. It is here that the lives of two women, with two mysteries, will converge. Nineteen-year-old Night Vale pawn shop owner Jackie Fierro is given a paper marked ‘KING CITY’ by a mysterious man in a tan jacket. She can’t seem to get the paper to leave her hand, and no one who meets this man can remember anything about him. Jackie is determined to uncover the mystery of King City before she herself unravels. Diane Crayton’s son, Josh, is moody and also a shape shifter. And lately Diane’s started to see her son’s father everywhere she goes, looking the same as the day he left years earlier. Josh, looking different every time Diane sees him, shows a stronger and stronger interest in his estranged father, leading to a disaster Diane can see coming, even as she is helpless to prevent it. Diane’s search to reconnect with her son and Jackie’s search for her former routine life collide as they find themselves coming back to two words: ‘KING CITY’. It is King City that holds the key to both of their mysteries, and their futures …if they can ever find it.
Have you listened to this podcast? Let me know what you’re waiting on:-D