Have you ever known a book was coming out and wondered how you’d possibly be able to pass the time until the book came out? That’s how I’m feeling about these two books:
Faithful Place by Tana French
I’ve been anticipating Tana French’s new book ever since I finished The Likeness back in 2008. It’s been almost a year and a half! But only 6 months more, since the book will be published July 13, 2010. Can I wait that long?? Here’s the synopsis via Amazon:
“The course of Frank Mackey’s life was set by one defining moment when he was nineteen. The moment his girlfriend, Rosie Daly, failed to turn up for their rendezvous in Faithful Place, failed to run away with him to London as they had planned. Frank never heard from her again. Twenty years on, Frank is still in Dublin, working as an undercover cop. He’s cut all ties with his dysfunctional family. Until his sister calls to say that Rosie’s suitcase has been found. Frank embarks on a journey into his past that demands he reevaluate everything he believes to be true.”
If you haven’t read In the Woods or The Likeness yet, GET THEE TO A BOOKSTORE NOW. I promise, you will thank me.
This other book has got me in a tizzy because of Michele, an events coordinator at RiverRun Bookstore. She’s been talking up this book on Twitter, and I’m hooked!
The Passage by Justin Cronin
According to a New York Times article, The Passage is “the first book of a planned trilogy about vampires born not of bat bites, but of medical experiments gone awry.”
Sounds good, right? But wait. Guess who’s blurbed this book and who I’ve learned to trust almost implicitly? Stephen King.
“Every so often a novel-reader’s novel comes along: an enthralling, entertaining story wedded to simple, supple prose, both informed by tremendous imagination. Summer is the perfect time for such books, and this year readers can enjoy the gift of Justin Cronin’s The Passage. Read fifteen pages and you will find yourself captivated; read thirty and you will find yourself taken prisoner and reading late into the night. It has the vividness that only epic works of fantasy and imagination can achieve. What else can I say? This: read this book and the ordinary world disappears.”
The Passage will be published on June 8, 2010.
Any books that’re making you pee your pants in anticipation?