Waiting on Wednesday (6) Conjured

Waiting on Wednesday  is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. Click the link to see the original post plus a whole slew of links to other blogs. After you read this one, of course.


Title: Conjured
Author: Sarah Beth Durst
Publisher: Walker
Release Date: August 27, 2013

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Eve has a new home, a new face, and a new name—but no memories of her past. She’s been told that she’s in a witness protection program. That she escaped a dangerous magic-wielding serial killer who still hunts her. The only thing she knows for sure is that there is something horrifying in her memories the people hiding her want to access—and there is nothing they won’t say—or do—to her to get her to remember.

At night she dreams of a tattered carnival tent and buttons being sewn into her skin. But during the day, she shelves books at the local library, trying to not let anyone know that she can do things—things like change the color of her eyes or walk through walls. When she does use her strange powers, she blacks out and is drawn into terrifying visions, returning to find that days or weeks have passed—and she’s lost all short-term memories. Eve must find out who and what she really is before the killer finds her—but the truth may be more dangerous than anyone could have ever imagined.

Why I’m excited:
Um, because of the words magic-wielding serial killer!!! She dreams of a carnival tent. She shelves books at her local library. She has strange powers. I’m pretty sure Sarah Beth Durst somehow read my mind  and came up with the most amazing synopsis of a book ever. (Maybe she has strange powers!) For real, this book sounds like it was made from awesome-sauce and I cannot wait to get it in my greedy little hands. I liked this author’s novel Drink, Slay, Love so I definitely have some high hopes. (And is the serial killer Pinhead from Hellraiser? Because that would explain the acupunctured heart. 50 points if you get that reference.)

What about you? What book are you anxiously waiting for on this lovely May day? Leave me a comment below.
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45 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday (6) Conjured

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  1. Oh WOW! This book looks fan-friggin'-tastic! I can't believe I've not heard of it before. I'm adding it to my GoodReads TBR list right away! 😀 That cover is also gorgeous.. 🙂 Thanks so much for spotlighting this book – and for stopping by my WoW. Also, thanks for becoming a new follower of my blog – we have interacted before – I thought I was following your blog already, but apparently not. I'm now a GFC follower. ^.^
    Happy Reading! 😀

    Tiffa @ The British Book Nerd


  2. This one sounds really dark and creepy! The synopsis sounds amazing and the cover is beautiful!
    This part of the synopsis really creeped me out though “…buttons being sewn into her skin” – I got shivers!
    Great pick! 🙂


  3. “Um, because of the words magic-wielding serial killer!!!” Ha, that's what caught my attention, too! 🙂 I love magic, memory loss, and mystery. Sounds like a great book! Thanks for sharing. Off to add it to my TBR. 🙂


  4. This sounds really good. I've been meaning to read one of her books, and for some reason still haven't gotten around to it. I will have to check this out. Thanks for stopping by my WoW.


  5. I seem to have heard of this author somewhere before. Probably on another blog… anyway, that cover is AMAZING, and the plot even more so!! Very weird, very original. And yes, somewhat creepy…GREAT combination!! Another for ye olde TBR!! YAY!!!! Thanks for featuring this one!

    Also, thanks for dropping by and commenting on my WOW!! 🙂


  6. Holy crap um… YES. I'm in it for all the same reasons as you. And Pinhead re-imagined? Be still my sadistic little heart. I grew up with Hellraiser (creepy… no?) so I totally get the reference.

    In othernews, I ADORED Sarah Beth Durst's Vessel and will pretty much read anything else by her from here on out. Crazy imagination that one. AWESOME pick!


  7. Oooh, now this looks like my kind of read! I can't believe I hadn't heard of it before. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!

    Thanks for stopping by Book Cover Justice 🙂


  8. OMG magic wielding serial killer!!!! o.O I need this one. I really do. Also, carnival, library, awesome powers. Thank you so, so much for pointing this one out to me, I've never heard of it before!! August suddenly seems very far away…
    Thanks for stopping by my WoW yesterday 🙂


  9. I hadn't seen this one around… It definitely sounds pretty amazing, the whole concept is really interesting, so I'll definitely be checking it out 🙂
    Thanks for stopping by my WoW. I'm following back 😉

    Kar @ Pause Time


  10. Gotta love that cover!! And yes, I understand that Sarah Beth Durst has a flare for very creative premises in her books. The phrase “magic-wielding serial killer” definitely intrigues me, as well! Thanks for taking the time to stop by my post earlier and apologies for the lateness of this reply!


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