on February 28, 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Horror
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A girl with a secret talent must save her village from the encroaching darkness in this haunting and deeply satisfying tale.
Alys was seven when the soul eaters came to her village.
These soul eaters, twin sisters who were abandoned by their father and slowly morphed into something not quite human, devour human souls. Alys, and all the other children, were spared—and they were sent to live in a neighboring village. There the devout people created a strict world where good and evil are as fundamental as the nursery rhymes children sing. Fear of the soul eaters—and of the Beast they believe guides them—rule village life. But the Beast is not what they think it is. And neither is Alys.
Inside, Alys feels connected to the soul eaters, and maybe even to the Beast itself. As she grows from a child to a teenager, she longs for the freedom of the forest. And she has a gift she can tell no one, for fear they will call her a witch. When disaster strikes, Alys finds herself on a journey to heal herself and her world. A journey that will take her through the darkest parts of the forest, where danger threatens her from the outside—and from within her own heart and soul.
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases that bloggers are most excited about. This week’s I-can’t-wait book is The Beast is an Animal by Peternelle van Arsdale. This young adult fantasy horror will be out February 28, 2017, by Margaret K. McElderry Books.
Waiting on Wednesday
Why We’re Waiting
Oh man, give me this book. It’s a fantasy horror! I can’t wait to see what this book has in store for me. The soul eaters mythology sounds really interesting. I can’t wait to meet Alys and see how she deals with her burgeoning power. I also can’t wait to see what the beast is like. I have a feeling the beast is not truly an animal. I have some suspicions on the beast itself but we’ll see where that line of thought takes me when I actually read the book. Definitely can’t wait to get my hands on this gorgeous book.
So, what book are YOU waiting for this week?