Waiting on Wednesday (39) - The Fall by Bethany Griffin

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 12:00 AM
Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. Every Wednesday, book bloggers post about books they cannot wait to read once they are released. This week, I am waiting on...

The Fall by Bethany Griffin
Hits Shelves on October 7, 2014
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Madeline Usher is doomed.

She has spent her life fighting fate, and she thought she was succeeding. Until she woke up in a coffin.

Ushers die young. Ushers are cursed. Ushers can never leave their house, a house that haunts and is haunted, a house that almost seems to have a mind of its own. Madeline’s life—revealed through short bursts of memory—has hinged around her desperate plan to escape, to save herself and her brother. Her only chance lies in destroying the house.

In the end, can Madeline keep her own sanity and bring the house down? The Fall is a literary psychological thriller, reimagining Edgar Allan Poe’s classic The Fall of the House of Usher. (Goodreads)
Why I'm Waiting
This book had me at "reimagining Edgar Allan Poe’s classic The Fall of the House of Usher." It is no secret that I am a huge fan of Poe's work, and I'm beyond excited for this retelling of one of my favorite Poe short stories. Plus, it sounds so creepy. I mean, just look at that cover. I love it! I can never resist a psychological thriller, and I'm hoping this one will impress.

What about everyone else? What upcoming releases are you eagerly anticipating? Let me know!


  1. This sounds very creepy; it would make a great Halloween read! I think I'll be adding this to my TBR list. :)

  2. OOh looks creepy! I love it already!

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  3. I had some mixed thoughts about Masque of the Red Death by this author, but I love the sound of this book and look forward to giving it a try. I haven't read the original Poe story, but it'll be interesting to see what people have to say about the comparisons. Also, that cover! I love it too. Very creepy. :)

  4. Can't wait to read this! Definitely my type of read. :)

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  5. That cover is so creepy I absolutely LOVE it! Great pick!

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  6. What????? A new book from Bethany Griffin AND a retelling of a Poe story????? I am in heaven! Thanks for the heads up! Her Red Death books were fabulous.

  7. I love the creepy cover! I'm impressed with the blurb. It's vague and interesting :D

  8. You know, I wasn't a fan of Masque of the Red Death - the other Poe retelling Bethany Griffin wrote - but Fall of the House of Usher? That one's my favourite of Poe's and I have a feeling I'll like the plot better a whole lot better than I did for Masque. So I'm EXCITED! And look, it comes out just in time for Halloween! And I always liked reading Poe best on eerie autumn nights...

  9. I'm super tempted to go see if this one is still on Edelweiss - you make it sound so great!

    Lovely review :)
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  10. It’s an enthralling story that will keep readers engaged, horrified and hopeful throughout. With a protagonist who is interesting and intriguing and oddly likable, one readers will find themselves rooting for more and more as the story progresses.



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