Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Man Made Boy, by Jon Skovron

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

This week's pick:

Release date: October 3, 2013
Publisher: Viking Penguin
Format: Hardcover, 368 pages

Goodreads description:
Love can be a real monster.

Sixteen-year-old Boy’s never left home. When you’re the son of Frankenstein’s monster and the Bride, it’s tough to go out in public, unless you want to draw the attention of a torch-wielding mob. And since Boy and his family live in a secret enclave of monsters hidden under Times Square, it’s important they maintain a low profile.

Boy’s only interactions with the world are through the Internet, where he’s a hacker extraordinaire who can hide his hulking body and stitched-together face behind a layer of code. When conflict erupts at home, Boy runs away and embarks on a cross-country road trip with the granddaughters of Jekyll and Hyde, who introduce him to malls and diners, love and heartbreak. But no matter how far Boy runs, he can’t escape his demons—both literal and figurative—until he faces his family once more.

This hilarious, romantic, and wildly imaginative tale redefines what it means to be a monster—and a man.

After finally seeing Tim Burton's Frankenweenie last weekend, I was in the mood to highlight this one. It's such an original idea and I hope it will be an awesome mixture of funny and creepy! I'm already looking forward to the references to classic horror books and movies. Also, road trip with Jekyll and Hyde's granddaughters? Count me in!
What do you think of my pick? Awesome? Too weird? Also, leave a link to your own post so I can check it out :)


  1. Yep this sounds fun! :-) And just yesterday I was moving my copy of 'Jekel Loves Hyde' (not half as fun as Jessica's previous books) around on my shelf!

  2. I've featured this one a month ago. So looking forward in reading it! :)

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    Michelle, The Escapist.

  3. I just burst out laughing so hard. This is GREAT! Thanks for letting me know about it!

    My WoW

  4. I'm really exicted for this one, too. It looks awesome. Agree the granddaughters sound like a fun addition. I love the cover, too. Great pick!
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  5. I haven't heard of this book before but it sounds like an amazing read. It looks awesome too! :) Needless to say fun. Great pick :)

  6. This sounds wildly creative, NICE pick Carmen!! This is a new one for me but I'll be keeping an eye out for it now :D Thanks for sharing xox

  7. I liked his book Misfit...I think it was the first book I was approved for on NG. :) This one sounds fantastic, and I just love that cover. Thanks for sharing!