Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: featuring Wax by Gina Damico

This bookish meme tells the blogosphere what we're waiting patiently (and sometimes not so patiently) for! It's hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine!


     Paraffin, Vermont, is known the world over as home to the Grosholtz Candle Factory. But behind the sunny retail space bursting with overwhelming scents and homemade fudge, seventeen-year-old Poppy Palladino discovers something dark and unsettling: a back room filled with dozens of startlingly life-like wax sculptures, crafted by one very strange old lady. Poppy hightails it home, only to be shocked when one of the figures—a teenage boy who doesn’t seem to know what he is—jumps naked and screaming out of the trunk of her car. She tries to return him to the candle factory, but before she can, a fire destroys the mysterious workshop—and the old woman is nowhere to be seen.
     With the help of the wax boy, who answers to the name Dud, Poppy resolves to find out who was behind the fire. But in the course of her investigation, she discovers that things in Paraffin aren’t always as they seem, that the Grosholtz Candle Factory isn’t as pure as its reputation—and that some of the townspeople she’s known her entire life may not be as human as they once were. In fact, they’re starting to look a little . . . waxy. Can Poppy and Dud extinguish the evil that's taking hold of their town before it’s too late?
     Fans of Gina Damico’s creepy Croak trilogy and the acclaimed Hellhole will be wowed by Wax!

Published by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Expected Publication Date: August 2, 2016

Why I'm Waiting: This is a book I've been waiting on since it was just an idea and then when before it had a cover. I've never read anything by this author (although her other series have some super amazing reviews) but I can already tell I will love this one. There's spookiness and of course there are wax people! I NEED this to be good, I've been waiting so long for it. I got an ARC of it from HMH and read the first page and I wanted to keep reading... I'm taking that as a good sign! Can't wait until closer to the release date! 

What are you waiting on this week?
Will you be waiting on this one with me? 


  1. Ooh I think I remember hearing about this one!! Sounds like a good one! Glad you got yourself an ARC already!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  2. I am so so so very excited for this book. looks so creepy