Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine and is meant to showcase upcoming books that you can't wait to read.

My anxiously awaited title this week is: 

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Publication Date: September 27, 2011
Publisher: Candlewick
Pages: 240
Genre: Fantasy
Audience: Middle Grade

From Goodreads:
The monster showed up just after midnight. As they do. But it isn’t the monster Conor's been expecting. He's been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he's had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming... The monster in his back garden, though, this monster is something different. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor. It wants the truth. 

The few reviews I've read on Goodreads of people who have already read this book are so striking that I just HAVE to read it. If I were judging this book on just the synopsis alone, I probably would have passed it by, but this is definitely one of those instances where reader buzz and reviews declaiming the gravitas of the story's impact on the reader has more than piqued my interest. 


  1. Why did I think this had already been released? I can let go of some of my anger towards my library for not purchasing it, I suppose LOL Great choice, I can't wait for this one too!

  2. Christi,

    It's already out in the UK, but if you go on Amazon, it says it's not out until September.

  3. The cover of this one kinda freaks me out! :D Looks like an interesting read, though! Hope you get to enjoy it soon!