Sneak A Peek Saturday: THE WAKING DARK by Robin Wasserman

Sneak a Peek Saturday is a feature that I like to indulge in because I cannot wait to read the tasty tid-bits that are put out there for us ravenous readers to enjoy. 

This week I have selected THE WAKING DARK by Robin Wasserman. Robin has written some of the darkest novels I have ever read, but I truly enjoy them. No matter how disturbed I may be afterwards I always find it thought provoking and cathartic. So, this upcoming novel sounds perfectly twisted with a storyline that I won't forget.

After you have read the excerpt, what do you think?

by Robin Wasserman
ISBN-13: 978-0375868771
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 464
Click on the book cover above for your sneak peek
They called it the killing day. Twelve people dead, all in the space of a few hours. Five murderers: neighbors, relatives, friends. All of them so normal. All of them seemingly harmless. All of them now dead by their own hand . . . except one. And that one has no answers to offer the shattered town. She doesn't even know why she killed—or whether she'll do it again.

Something is waking in the sleepy town of Oleander's, Kansas—something dark and hungry that lives in the flat earth and the open sky, in the vengeful hearts of upstanding citizens. As the town begins its descent into blood and madness, five survivors of the killing day are the only ones who can stop Oleander from destroying itself. Jule, the outsider at war with the world; West, the golden boy at war with himself; Daniel, desperate for a different life; Cass, who's not sure she deserves a life at all; and Ellie, who believes in sacrifice, fate, and in evil. Ellie, who always goes too far. They have nothing in common. They have nothing left to lose. And they have no way out. Which means they have no choice but to stand and fight, to face the darkness in their town—and in themselves.


  1. Lately there's been a lot of books with great build ups and mediocre climaxes. This is no such book. Robin Wasserman is such a fluid and talented writer that you will not be able to put this down- nor will you be disappointed!
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