Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: The Fall, by Bethany Griffin

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 7, 2014
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Format: Hardcover, 400 pages

Goodreads description
Madeline Usher is doomed.

She has spent her life fighting fate, and she thought she was succeeding. Until she woke up in a coffin.

Ushers die young. Ushers are cursed. Ushers can never leave their house, a house that haunts and is haunted, a house that almost seems to have a mind of its own. Madeline’s life—revealed through short bursts of memory—has hinged around her desperate plan to escape, to save herself and her brother. Her only chance lies in destroying the house.

In the end, can Madeline keep her own sanity and bring the house down? The Fall is a literary psychological thriller, reimagining Edgar Allan Poe’s classic The Fall of the House of Usher.

I loved Bethany Griffin's other books, Masque of the Red Death and Dance of the Red Death (click for my reviews). I'm so happy she's re-imagining another of Poe's tales! The Fall of the House of Usher has always been among my favorites and I can't wait to see how she'll tweak and twist the story. And since I've got an eARC, I don't have to wait, hehe.
Have you heard of The Fall? Do you like the sound of it? And what are you spotlighting this Wednesday?


  1. This sounds really interesting! I'm definitely putting this on my tbr pile.

    A nice WoW! Sharon – Obsession with Books

  2. Great pick. I love creepy books and this one seems right up my alley. Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Hump Day!

    Shane @ItchingforBooks

  3. I haven't read her others, but so can't wait to read this! And how creepy is the cover? Haha. :)

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  4. I have a copy of this one, and I hope to read it soon. Hope you enjoy it. Great pick.

  5. hahah you beat me to it! Your post here ^^ has been open since this morning but I've been power-multi-tasking, cleaning, cooking, phone call from my mom and blog...just sat down to comment and saw you hopped by :) Thanks! Oh and AWESOME PICK! Even though I was underwhelmed by MotRD myself but I adore Poe and retellings so I'll give her another chance xD I hope you LOVE it and I can't wait to read your thoughts on it!

  6. Creepy cover! I'm not sure if this book would be for me or not but maybe I should consider it!
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