Waiting on Wednesdays — The Girl from the Well (Rin Chupeco)

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The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco
August 2014

You may think me biased, being murdered myself. But my state of being has nothing to do with the curiosity toward my own species, if we can be called such. We do not go gentle, as your poet encourages, into that good night.

A dead girl walks the streets.

She hunts murderers. Child killers, much like the man who threw her body down a well three hundred years ago.

And when a strange boy bearing stranger tattoos moves into the neighborhood so, she discovers, does something else. And soon both will be drawn into the world of eerie doll rituals and dark Shinto exorcisms that will take them from American suburbia to the remote valleys and shrines of Aomori, Japan.

Because the boy has a terrifying secret – one that would just kill to get out.

The Girl from the Well is A YA Horror novel pitched as “Dexter” meets “The Grudge”, based on a well-loved Japanese ghost story.

This is Rin Chupeco’s debut novel, and I’m excited for her! I got a sample and honestly can’t wait to grab this book and read it. It’s a kind of retelling of the famous Japanese horror film. And as someone who doesn’t really like watching horror films, I liked the mythos about it. So I’m excited to see what Chupeco has in store for us. And I love that she emphasizes that: This is not a romance, but it is a love story.

Waiting on Wednesday

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