Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #310

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


Goodreads Description:

A stunning new collection of short stories from the World Fantasy Award– and Newbery Medal–winning author of The Girl Who Drank the Moon.

From award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Kelly Barnhill comes a stunning collection of stories, teeming with uncanny characters whose lives unfold in worlds at once strikingly human and eerily original.

 When Mrs. Sorensen’s husband dies, she rekindles a long-dormant love with an unsuitable mate in “Mrs. Sorensen and the Sasquatch.” In “Open the Door and the Light Pours Through,” a young man wrestles with grief and his sexuality in an exchange of letters with his faraway beloved. “Dreadful Young Ladies” demonstrates the strength and power—known and unknown—of the imagination.  In “Notes on the Untimely Death of Ronia Drake,” a witch is haunted by the deadly repercussions of a spell. “The Insect and the Astronomer” upends expectations about good and bad, knowledge and ignorance, love and longing. The World Fantasy Award–winning novella The Unlicensed Magician introduces the secret magical life of an invisible girl once left for dead—with thematic echoes of Barnhill’s Newbery Medal–winning novel, The Girl Who Drank the Moon.

By an author hailed as “a fantasist on the order of Neil Gaiman” (Minneapolis Star Tribune), the stories in Dreadful Young Ladies feature bold, reality-bending invention underscored by richly illuminated universal themes of love, death, jealousy, hope, and more.

Hardcover, 304 pages
Expected publication: February 20th 2018 by Algonquin Books
Pre-Order here and here

I don't usually read that many adult books, but I simply adore Kelly and I have loved two of her middle grade books so far. Reading her other two older ones soon too, and I think that I will love those as well. Because of this, I am very excited about reading these stories by her. They seem pretty heartbreaking and exciting and I simply cannot wait to read them all. Eee. And also, gosh, look at that awesome cover.
What are you waiting for on this dreadful Wednesday?


  1. Ooooo. Thank you for bringing this to my attention! I don't read many short story collections, but I have to admit I'm intrigued! Between the eerie sounds stories and that gorgeous cover, I'll definitely be giving this one a try!

  2. I haven't heard of this novel before, but now that I do I need it in my life. I don't read many short story collections (I usually avoid them), but this one seems so good. And, the cover is so pretty. *.* Thank you for sharing it Carina.

    Happy readings!
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret

    Halloween Book Bingo

  3. Sounds like a haunting collection of short stories. I love the cover, too! Hope you enjoy the stories, Carina! :)

  4. I haven't heard of this before. I do enjoy short stories, though. I hope you enjoy reading this, Carina.
    Thanks for stopping by a My Wow earlier.

  5. I'd not heard of this author before! This is a set of short stories, all by her? I absolutely love the cover of the book. :D I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a wonderful week, Carina. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  6. I LOVE this cover! Sounds like an interesting collection of stories. :)


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