Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event which aims to shines a light on eagerly anticipated upcoming releases.
The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night by Jen Campbell
Release Date: November 2nd 2017
“These days, you can find anything you need at the click of a button.
That’s why I bought her heart online.”
Spirits in jam jars, mini-apocalypses, animal hearts and side shows.
A girl runs a coffin hotel on a remote island.
A boy is worried his sister has two souls.
A couple are rewriting the history of the world.
And mermaids are on display at the local aquarium.
The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night is a collection of twelve haunting stories; modern fairy tales brimming with magic, outsiders and lost souls.
Fairytales are a serious weakness of mine. All a blurb needs to do is reference fairytales, have the same sense of magic that can be found in stories like The Little Mermaid and Alice in Wonderland or genres like magical realism, and it’s an automatic add to my to-read list.
I can’t say what drew me to The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night (actually, it was probably the gorgeous cover that first caught my eye) but the second I read the blurb I knew I needed this book in my life. This quickly become a highly anticipated release of mine and luckily given I discovered it quite late I don’t have much longer to wait until its release.
What do you think of The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night? Is it a must on your to-read list, or are there any other books you can’t wait for the release date of? Let me know in the comments and let me know if you took part in this week’s Waiting on Wednesday as well.