Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine to spotlight an upcoming release you can't wait to read.
The Passage by Justin Cronin won't be released until June 8, 2010, but those lucky enough to have read it can't stop gushing. Stephen King almost put it on his best books of the year list. On Twitter, @oblongirl said it was one of the best books she's ever read. I absolutely cannot wait to devour all 720 pages of this book. Here's Stephen King's blurb he wrote for the publisher:
"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."Ballantine books will publish The Passage on June 8, but you can already pre-order it from Amazon.com or through the independent bookstore of your choice.