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Expected Publication Date: September 10th 2013
A boy named Seth drowns, desperate and alone in his final moments, losing his life as the pounding sea claims him. But then he wakes. He is naked, thirsty, starving. But alive. How is that possible? He remembers dying, his bones breaking, his skull dashed upon the rocks. So how is he here? And where is this place? It looks like the suburban English town where he lived as a child, before an unthinkable tragedy happened and his family moved to America. But the neighborhood around his old house is overgrown, covered in dust, and completely abandoned. What’s going on? And why is it that whenever he closes his eyes, he falls prey to vivid, agonizing memories that seem more real than the world around him? Seth begins a search for answers, hoping that he might not be alone, that this might not be the hell he fears it to be, that there might be more than just this. . . .
Why I Can’t Wait: Guys, it’s freakin’ Patrick Ness! Need I say more? Okay, just in case I do… Last summer I read the Chaos Walking trilogy and oh my god they were brilliant! They were out there, I’ll give you that, but so unique. I’ll tell ya, some really strong emotions were going through me with those books, but I love when an author can make you *feel* like that. When I saw he had a new book coming out this year, there was no question in my mind that I needed to add it to my TBR. And this concept sounds AMAZING! I don’t even care that the cover is a little on the boring side! (**EDIT: Apparently there is more to the cover that meets the eye! “The door is actually a hole in the hardboard of the hardcover, with the title printed on the yellow endpapers inside.” -via Patrick Ness himself in the comments below!) GIMME GIMME!
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