Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (6) Conjured

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 9:21 AM with 45 comments


Waiting on Wednesday  is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. Click the link to see the original post plus a whole slew of links to other blogs. After you read this one, of course.



Conjured
Title: Conjured
Author: Sarah Beth Durst
Publisher: Walker
Release Date: August 27, 2013


Synopsis from Goodreads:

Eve has a new home, a new face, and a new name—but no memories of her past. She’s been told that she's in a witness protection program. That she escaped a dangerous magic-wielding serial killer who still hunts her. The only thing she knows for sure is that there is something horrifying in her memories the people hiding her want to access—and there is nothing they won’t say—or do—to her to get her to remember.

At night she dreams of a tattered carnival tent and buttons being sewn into her skin. But during the day, she shelves books at the local library, trying to not let anyone know that she can do things—things like change the color of her eyes or walk through walls. When she does use her strange powers, she blacks out and is drawn into terrifying visions, returning to find that days or weeks have passed—and she’s lost all short-term memories. Eve must find out who and what she really is before the killer finds her—but the truth may be more dangerous than anyone could have ever imagined.

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Why I'm excited:

Um, because of the words magic-wielding serial killer!!! She dreams of a carnival tent. She shelves books at her local library. She has strange powers. I'm pretty sure Sarah Beth Durst somehow read my mind  and came up with the most amazing synopsis of a book ever. (Maybe she has strange powers!) For real, this book sounds like it was made from awesome-sauce and I cannot wait to get it in my greedy little hands. I liked this author's novel Drink, Slay, Love so I definitely have some high hopes. (And is the serial killer Pinhead from Hellraiser? Because that would explain the acupunctured heart. 50 points if you get that reference.)

What about you? What book are you anxiously waiting for on this lovely May day? Leave me a comment below.

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45 comments:

  1. This is the first I am hearing about this book, but it sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing.
    My WoW

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  2. Whoa -- I have not heard of this one either. And I'm kind of a scaredy-cat but I do love books about serial killers. Thanks for letting me know about this one!

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW! Jen @ YA Romantics

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  3. Cool pick!

    follower

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  4. Yes yes yes! I am stoked for this one too - I mean, LOOK at that cover! Ah, can't wait.

    Stop by my WOW!

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  5. This one sounds like so much dark fun! I like dark fun!
    My WoW

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  6. Hmmm...things is why I love WOW!!! Off to good reads to add conjured to THE LIST:)
    Here's Mine:
    http://readingbythebookful.blogspot.com/2013/05/waiting-on-faking-it.html?m=1

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  7. Hi Natalie. Wow, I think Conjured sounds pretty amazing, I love these kinds of books. (Love the Hellraiser Pinhead reference too) :)

    Kimberly@Book Swoon :)

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  8. Oh WOW! This book looks fan-friggin'-tastic! I can't believe I've not heard of it before. I'm adding it to my GoodReads TBR list right away! :D That cover is also gorgeous.. :) Thanks so much for spotlighting this book - and for stopping by my WoW. Also, thanks for becoming a new follower of my blog - we have interacted before - I thought I was following your blog already, but apparently not. I'm now a GFC follower. ^.^
    Happy Reading! :D

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    Tiffa @ The British Book Nerd

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  9. Oh wow, this sounds freaky and good!! Awesome pick. =)

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  10. Wow what a synopsis. It sounds amazing! And has great cover. :)
    Thanks for sharing and dropping by our blog.

    Diana @ BookVenturers

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  11. This sounds really really good. Just added it to Goodreads! Thanks for stopping by my WoW :)

    Sheri @ Tangled Up In Books

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  12. Yes! When I read magic wielding serial-killer I was all WHAAAAAT?! Awesome! This one sounds good and looks good. Great pick :)

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  13. I've heard of this book! I love Sarah Beth Durst. I'll have to check this book out! :D

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  14. Wow. I hadn't heard of this one and wow... This sounds awesome! I just added it on Goodreads!

    Samantha @ Reading-AndCoffee

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  15. Ohhhh - This one looks good! I'll have go check it out ;)

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  16. This one sounds really dark and creepy! The synopsis sounds amazing and the cover is beautiful!
    This part of the synopsis really creeped me out though "...buttons being sewn into her skin" - I got shivers!
    Great pick! :)

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  17. Hmm. I like the cover - it's just creepy enough to catch my attention. :D Thanks for stopping by my WoW.

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  18. Nice pick, this one is on my wishlist and really looking forward to getting my hands on a copy!

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  19. Very nifty, I hadn't heard of this one! Sounds like good fun.

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW.

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  20. I'm getting a Coraline creep factor coming from this book. Sounds very whimsical with a gothic twist. Nice choice!

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  21. Oooh, definitely in on the magical serial killer storyline!!

    - Jessica @ Book Sake

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  22. Love the cover, and that sounds very good! Thanks for sharing, I'll be adding it on Goodreads!

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  23. "Um, because of the words magic-wielding serial killer!!!" Ha, that's what caught my attention, too! :) I love magic, memory loss, and mystery. Sounds like a great book! Thanks for sharing. Off to add it to my TBR. :)

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  24. Whoa, a magic wielding serial killer sounds awesome. I'm definitely going to be checking this one out. Awesome pick!

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  25. This sounds really good. I've been meaning to read one of her books, and for some reason still haven't gotten around to it. I will have to check this out. Thanks for stopping by my WoW.

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  26. Pinhead, yeah, thought the same thing seeing the cover! Great choice. Thanks for stopping by!

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  27. I seem to have heard of this author somewhere before. Probably on another blog... anyway, that cover is AMAZING, and the plot even more so!! Very weird, very original. And yes, somewhat creepy...GREAT combination!! Another for ye olde TBR!! YAY!!!! Thanks for featuring this one!

    Also, thanks for dropping by and commenting on my WOW!! :)

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  28. Pretty much EVERYTHING in that synopsis makes me want to read this one! What's with those crazy dreams?? Can't wait to find out. Great pick!

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  29. Great choice! I can't wait for this either : )

    my WOW and giveaway

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  30. Holy crap um... YES. I'm in it for all the same reasons as you. And Pinhead re-imagined? Be still my sadistic little heart. I grew up with Hellraiser (creepy... no?) so I totally get the reference.

    In othernews, I ADORED Sarah Beth Durst's Vessel and will pretty much read anything else by her from here on out. Crazy imagination that one. AWESOME pick!

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  31. Oooh, now this looks like my kind of read! I can't believe I hadn't heard of it before. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!

    Thanks for stopping by Book Cover Justice :)

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  32. I have been eyeing this book too! I can't wait for it! :)

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  33. First time I see this book but you're right, the words magic-wielding serial killer make me so curious!

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  34. OMG magic wielding serial killer!!!! o.O I need this one. I really do. Also, carnival, library, awesome powers. Thank you so, so much for pointing this one out to me, I've never heard of it before!! August suddenly seems very far away...
    Thanks for stopping by my WoW yesterday :)

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  35. I hadn't seen this one around... It definitely sounds pretty amazing, the whole concept is really interesting, so I'll definitely be checking it out :)
    Thanks for stopping by my WoW. I'm following back ;)

    Kar @ Pause Time

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  36. I hadn't heard of this one! It sounds super unique and interesting! Added immediately to goodreads. :) Thanks for sharing!

    Sabrina @iheartyafiction

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  37. This sounds really creepy, and I'm not sure if I can handle it, to be honest. I might have to wait to see what everyone says in their reviews! It sounds really intriguing though!

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  38. I have never heard of this one. Sounds interesting. ;) Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog, Bittersweet Enchantment.

    New follower via GFC and G+.

    Have a nice weekend. :)
    - Beckie

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  39. Gotta love that cover!! And yes, I understand that Sarah Beth Durst has a flare for very creative premises in her books. The phrase "magic-wielding serial killer" definitely intrigues me, as well! Thanks for taking the time to stop by my post earlier and apologies for the lateness of this reply!

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  40. This sounds AMAZING, I can't wait to check it out!

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  41. This sounds amazing!! I will definitely be looking out for this!

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  42. I saw this book once before and thought it sounded really good! Will definitely be keeping an eye out for it!

    Thanks for stopping by my WOW!

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

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  43. Wow, this sounds awesome & really interesting, so thanks for sharing it :) I'll add it on my wishlist!

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  44. I don't normally read a lot of fantasy or paranormal, but I do like the witness protection aspect. Hmmm...

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