Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday: The Motherless Oven (Rob Davis)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly blogging event hosted by Breaking the Spine, in which one spotlights an upcoming release they are eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

The Motherless Oven
Title: The Motherless Oven
Author: Rob Davis
Release Date: October 7, 2014
Publisher: SelfMadeHero
In Scarper Lee’s world, parents don’t make children—children make parents. Scarper’s father is his pride and joy, a wind-powered brass construction with a billowing sail. His mother is a Bakelite hairdryer. In this world it rains knives, and household appliances have souls. There are also no birthdays—only deathdays. Scarper’s deathday is just three weeks away, and he clings to the mundane repetition of his life at home and high school for comfort. Rob Davis’s dark graphic novel is an odyssey through a bizarre, distorted teenage landscape. When Scarper’s father mysteriously disappears, he sets off with Vera Pike (the new girl at school) and Castro Smith (the weirdest kid in town) to find him. Facing home truths and knife storms at every turn, will Scarper even survive until his deathday?

Why I'm Looking Forward To ItThis may end up proving a little too dark for me, but everything about it is so original and interesting that I simply have to give it a try!

So what book are you waiting on?

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