Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Carniepunk!

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine to spotlight upcoming book releases that we're excited for.

This week's pick:

Release date: July 23, 2013
Publisher: Gallery Books
Format: Paperback, 448 pages

Goodreads description:
A star-studded urban fantasy anthology featuring bestselling authors Rachel Caine, Rob Thurman, Seanan McGuire, Jennifer Estep, and Kevin Hearne, whose stories explore the creepy, mysterious, and, yes, sometimes magical world of traveling carnivals.

The traveling carnival is a leftover of a bygone era, a curiosity lurking on the outskirts of town. It is a place of contradictions—the bright lights mask the peeling paint; a carnie in greasy overalls slinks away from the direction of the Barker’s seductive call. It is a place of illusion—is that woman’s beard real? How can she live locked in that watery box?

And while many are tricked by sleight of hand, there are hints of something truly magical going on. One must remain alert and learn quickly the unwritten rules of this dark show. To beat the carnival, one had better have either a whole lot of luck or a whole lot of guns—or maybe some magic of one’s own.

Featuring stories grotesque and comical, outrageous and action-packed, Carniepunk is the first anthology to channel the energy and attitude of urban fantasy into the bizarre world of creaking machinery, twisted myths, and vivid new magic. 

I love anthologies, and I really can't wait for this one! Great authors, some I know and some whose stories I've wanted to read for a while but haven't had the chance. The carnival setting is just awesome, there is so much story potential in it and it can go so many different ways!
Have you heard of Carniepunk before? What are you waiting for this Wednesday?


  1. Oh now there! I haven't seen this book before but it has my full attention now! I love the cover and the blurb. Wow, it's going on my to-read list! Thanks for sharing.

    Here is our WOW

  2. Interesting...this is literally the first time I've seen this book, but it's definitely my kind of anthology. Great pick! Here's my WoW. Happy Wednesday!

  3. I haven't heard of this one.
    Hope you get to read it soon!
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  4. Might have to look into adding this one to my TBR pile... looks great!

    Stop by to see my pick if you have a chance... My Waiting on Wednesday Pick

  5. I've been busy lately and I didn't spend time with my reader, I didn't see your post. This looks like a fun book, a twist to the original circus. I'll add it to my TBR.