8.03.2011

Waiting on Wednesday: The Twilight of Lake Woebegotten



"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 eagerly waiting on:


The Twilight of Lake Woebegotten by Harrison Geillor
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Genre: Paranormal, Parody, Young Adult
Publication Date: 10.18.2011
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A small town... a plucky heroine, a shiny vampire, and a hunkey Native American rival with a secret. But all is not as it seems in Lake Woebegotten. Let Harrison Geillor reveal what lies beneath the seemingly placid surface. You'll Laugh. We promise.
When Bonnie Grayduck relocates from sunny Santa Cruz California to the small town of Lake Woebegotten, Minnesota, to live with her estranged father, chief of the local two-man police department, she thinks she's leaving her troubles behind. But she soon becomes fascinated by another student - the brooding, beautiful Edwin Scullen, whose reclusive family hides a terrible secret. (Psst: they're actually vampires. But they're the kind who don't eat people, so it's okay.) Once Bonnie realizes what her new lover really is, she isn't afraid. Instead, she sees potential. Because while Bonnie seems to her friends and family to be an ordinary, slightly clumsy, easily-distracted girl, she's really manipulative, calculating, power hungry, and not above committing murder to get her way - or even just to amuse herself. This is a love story about monsters... but the vampire isn't the monster.

Sometimes I just love a good humorous book, and this one sounds like it is plenty funny. I mean: Bonnie Grayduck? That's hilarious! I got this off Netgalley last month and am looking forward to reading it.

--> I am a huge fan of Twilight, but I can also see the humor in it and enjoy parodies of the series. Don't judge. ;)


What are you waiting on?

20 comments:

  1. What a bizarre looking and sounding book. *shaking head* It certainly is a fresh pick!

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  2. Well...I don't really like the Twilight series...but I do love parodies of it! Sadly they're hardly ever done well...but a good parody is one of the best things on earth. This is now on my TBR. Hope we both like it!
    Nina @ Death Books and Tea

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  3. A great pick! I haven't heard of this book/author, thank-you for sharing :)

    My WoW, http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

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  4. I haven't read any Twilight parodies yet, but this one looks like so much fun!

    Check out what I'm waiting for!

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  5. June: Very diplomatically put. :) Thanks for stopping by!

    Nina: I hope so, too! This one looks promising.

    Sharon: Thanks for your comment!

    Brittany: I haven't read many either. I usually watch them. I'm hoping this one is really good.

    Lissa: Doesn't it? :)

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  6. Hilarious! Definitely going to read this. I'm a new follower. Please check out my W.o.W.!

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  7. I've only read one Twilight parody before. Weird stuff. This sounds interesting, too. Nice pick. :)

    My WoW: http://astorytolove.blogspot.com/2011/08/waiting-on-wednesday-glow.html

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  8. OMG how funny! A wicked mean spin on Bella. Can't wait for your review.

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  9. PS I too am a fan of Twilight and see no harm in a little lighthearted fun!

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  10. Too funny! I need still need to read Twilight. Gasp. New Follower here. My Waiting on Wednesday Post!

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  11. Anna: Thanks for following!!

    Aliya: Lol. I'm hoping this one is hilarious.

    Juju: Thanks, I can't wait to read it! :)

    Kristin: Gasp! Lol. Just kidding. My sister hasn't read Twilight either, and has no inclination to. You're not alone! :)

    Tribute Books Mama: Thank you!

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  12. I requested this through netGalley! Super excited about it!

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  13. I saw this on Netgalley, and almost requested it! It sounds good! LOL! :)

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  14. um, this sounds hilarious. i will definitely be keeping my eye out for this one!

    -jehara

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  15. Richard: Good to hear! I can't wait to read it either. I'll be looking for your review!

    Christy: Lol. I saw it once and didn't request it, but then it just sounded more funny the more I thought about it. :)

    Jehara: Great! I hope you read it. :)

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  16. I am super excited to read your review of this! New follower:)
    ~Rebecca
    www.bendingthespine.blogspot.com

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  17. I love great spoofs too! Have you heard of Nightlight? (http://www.abebooks.com/blog/index.php/2009/10/08/nightlight-a-twilight-parody/) I've heard its another great parody of Twilight!

    Thanks for sharing!!

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  18. Rebecca: Awesome! Thanks for following! :)

    Read.Breathe.Relax: I haven't heard of it before, but OMG, it sounds funny! I'll have to add it to my list to read. Thanks for the rec.!

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