Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (73): The Orphan of Awkward Falls

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

The Orphan of Awkward Falls
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publish Date: October 19, 2011

Publisher's Description
When thirteen-year-old Josephine moves to Awkward Falls she can t help but snoop around the dilapidated mansion next door. Inevitably, she is captured by the house s strange inhabitants: an ancient automaton who serves as a butler, a cat patched together with a few odd parts, and most surprising of all, a boy named Thaddeus Hibble. Meanwhile, Fetid Stenchley the most feared patient in the Asylum for the Dangerously Insane is on the loose after making a dramatic escape, and there is only one thing on his mind...revenge. Unfortunately for Josephine and Thaddeus, he s headed their way. Can these unlikely friends stop Stenchley before it s too late? With a penchant for spooky details, surprising twists, and haunting illustrations, Keith Graves delivers a suspenseful and engaging first novel.

Why Jessica want to read this: I like kids books that have something extra in them.  This one has an insane asylum, a Frankenstein's monster-like-cat, and illustrations.  This could be fun, quirky, and creepy.

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21 comments:

  1. OOh haven't heard of this. Sounds interesting!

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  2. This does sound kind of crazy, awesome. Is this a middle grade book? I'd love to see the cover. Never heard of this. I"ll be on the lookout for it. Very fresh pick!

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  3. I hadn't heard of this either, and this is a silly reason to want to read it, but I like the names used. They're quirky, and quirky normally = good imo.

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  4. This looks like a good read. I'm adding this to my list!

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  5. Thanks for stopping by. Great pick, I haven't heard about this one but this sounds like a good and creepy read. I also really like the book title.

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  6. I have not heard of this book but it sounds really good. Great pick!
    NC
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  7. Just now hearing about this one and I think its something I could really sink my teeth into. Great pick.

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  8. I haven't heard of this before, but it does looks like a spooky read perfect for Halloween! Great pick :D

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  9. I was giggling as I read the summary from this one. It looks like it's going to be very funny!
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  10. Never heard of this before...but it looks amazing! It's a great choice!
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  11. The Orphan of Awkward Falls? That's such a cool title- and the cover is great, too :)

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  12. i haven't heard of this book but it sounds awesome! thanks for featuring it. great pick :)

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  13. I haven't heard of this one, so great choice. More steampunk reading. Love that you include your reason's for reading!

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  14. OoO... I like the cover! The story sounds great as well! Thanks for stopping by.

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  15. Love the cover. Sounds like a good creepy read! I will have to get this one.
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  16. Oooooo! I haven't heard of this one, but it sounds GREAT!

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  17. This one is a new one to me, but it definitely sounds great! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. I've totally never heard of this one before, but it sounds so good! Awesome choice this week! :)

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  19. OH my, I can't wait for this one either!! The characters sounds amazing---I know I'm going to love it!

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  20. oooh, i love these creepy but not quite scary books!

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