Waiting on Wednesday: Don't Breathe a Word

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Visit Breaking the Spine to see more entries!

This week, I am waiting on:

Don't Breathe a Word by Jennifer McMahon
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Publication Date: 6.1.2011
Once upon a soft, summer night in a small New England town, a 12-year-old girl named Lisa went into the woods behind her house and never came out again. Before she disappeared, she told her little brother Sam about a door—hidden among the ruins of an old town long forgotten—that led to a magical place. A place where she would meet Teilo, the King of the Fairies, and become his queen.

Sam didn't believe in fairies, ghosts, or anything supernatural back then, and now, 15 years later, he still doesn't. It's one of the many things that his girlfriend, Phoebe, loves about this practical, sensible man. Sam doesn't have bad dreams, doesn't avoid the shadows, and does not fear the dark. Instead, he helps her ignore her own dark nightmares.

But a series of eerie occurrences—beginning with a mysterious phone call—begins to challenge Sam's hard-headed realism. Could there be a world beyond their own and is Lisa somehow a part of it? As events spin out of control, the couple finds themselves falling deeper into a vortex of evil and terror. And suddenly Sam is reminded of a terrible promise he made years ago . . . a promise that could to destroy them all.

Jennifer McMahon brilliantly interweaves family secrets, dark loves, and the allure and fear of the supernatural in an addictively powerful tale that will leave readers racing to the final page.

I just saw this on Netgalley on Sunday, and requested instantly after reading the synopsis. It sounds eerie, mysterious, fantastical, and absolutely like something I want to read. The eerie part is what's attracting me; despite the fact that I'm a chicken (read my Cryer's Cross review), I think I'll love it. I think it's time to go outside of my normal genres, and read something different (even if it still has some paranormal fantasy in it). It's time for a change. It's time to get spooked. :)

The cover is also very catching; just your average 12-year-old girl with so much concentrated emotion in her eyes, that it may actually be dangerous to stare at them too long. Are you one of the chosen? 

Oh, yeah. I'm definitely looking forward to this one. 

What are you waiting on?


  1. Oh yes, I thought this one looked good, too! Gives me the shivers. Lovely choice, Penelope :)

  2. This is a good book. I've already read and reviewed it. I may just have a giveaway for it one of these days.

  3. Love the cover with that innocent looking young model with the huge eyes, but the summary is what really has me wanting this one. Great pick. Definitely putting this one on my wish list!

  4. Woah! When I was scrolling down and this two big creepy eyes was staring at me! It really does giving the chills! Lol! Love it! To the TBR! :]

    Here's my WoW

  5. Sounds ominously good...thanks for putting it on my radar.

  6. This one sounds very good! The cover is haunting....

    Here's MY WOW POST

  7. Added to my to my to read list - thank you!

  8. Ohh, fascinating! I am looking forward to this one!

  9. Wow it does sounds good! Going on my wishlist.

  10. Now this looks awesome. Adding it to my TBR list! :]

  11. This looks good, but the eyes freak me out.

  12. the cover draws you into the book,great choice.

  13. This book looks very interesting I will have to check it out.
    Thank you for sharing.

    I'm a new follower^^

    My WOW:

  14. Wow that little girl's eyes are haunting! The story sounds like it will be haunting too. Thanks for featuring this because I hadn't heard about it. It's going on my TBR list.

    Jenny @ Into The Morning Reads

  15. Ooh, I hadn't heard of this one before, but it sounds really good! Thanks for sharing


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