Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.
The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken
It will be released on September 5, 2017, by Disney-Hyperion.
I cannot wait to see Alexandra’s journey into a Middle-Grade book. I loved her last duology, Passenger. Yes, I have not finished the first book. It is only due to my bad habit of picking up a book and not finishing it. I have books that I have started but not yet finished. I truly need to work on that. Anyway, I am very curious on how she would use words because a Middle-Grade book is totally different from a Young Adult book.
I am in love with the cover. I honestly think Alexandra is lucky with her book covers as of late. I mean, look at Passenger and Wayfarer! I love how the blue-gray background is a good anchor for the fox. I wonder the texture of the cover would be like. I’m not 100% sold on the typography though. What do you think?
“I would say it’s a pleasure to meet thee, Prosperity Oceanus Redding, but truly, I only anticipate the delights of destroying thy happiness.”
Prosper is the only unexceptional Redding in his old and storied family history — that is, until he discovers the demon living inside him. Turns out Prosper’s great-great-great-great-great-something grandfather made — and then broke — a contract with a malefactor, a demon who exchanges fortune for eternal servitude. And, weirdly enough, four-thousand-year-old Alastor isn’t exactly the forgiving type.
The fiend has reawakened with one purpose — to destroy the family whose success he ensured and who then betrayed him. With only days to break the curse and banish Alastor back to the demon realm, Prosper is playing unwilling host to the fiend, who delights in tormenting him with nasty insults and constant attempts trick him into a contract. Yeah, Prosper will take his future without a side of eternal servitude, thanks.
Little does Prosper know, the malefactor’s control over his body grows stronger with each passing night, and there’s a lot Alastor isn’t telling his dim-witted (but admittedly strong-willed) human host.
From #1 New York Times best-selling author Alexandra Bracken comes a tale of betrayal and revenge, of old hurts, passed down from generation to generation. Can you ever fully right a wrong, ever truly escape your history? Or will Prosper and Alastor be doomed to repeat it?