Waiting on Wednesday: THE CRESSWELL PLOT by Eliza Wass

Jill over at Breaking the Spine started this and I believe that it's awesome" This blog post is to alert those that visit about "the" book that we cannot wait to get our hands on.

Hello my fellow readers. This week's WOW is THE CRESSWELL PLOT by Eliza Wass. Having been a longtime fan of all things dark and twisted, I was immediately drawn into the description of this novel. Although the book cover leaves much to be desired it still has the power to make you stop and take a look. Has anyone else heard of this book? What do you think about it?

by Eliza Wass 
Six siblings living primarily in isolation and in fear of their strict father and his cultish religious beliefs start to imagine what life would be like if they chose it for themselves. Part Flowers in the Attic, part Virgin Suicides, this novel is fast-paced and gripping.

The woods were insane in the dark, terrifying and magical at the same time. But best of all were the stars, which trumpeted their light into the misty dark.

Castella Cresswell and her five siblings-Hannan, Casper, Mortimer, Delvive, and Jerusalem- know what it's like to be different. For years, their world has been confined to their ramshackle family home deep in the woods of upstate New York. They abide by the strict rule of God, whose messages come directly from their father.

Slowly, Castley and her siblings start to test the boundaries of the laws that bind them. But, at school, they're still the freaks they've always been to the outside world. Marked by their plain clothing. Unexplained bruising. Utter isolation from their classmates. That is, until Castley is forced to partner with the totally irritating, totally normal George Gray, who offers her a glimpse of a life filled with freedom and choice.

Castley's world rapidly expands beyond the woods she knows so well and the beliefs she once thought were the only truths. There is a future waiting for her if she can escape her father's grasp, but Castley refuses to leave her siblings behind. Just as she begins to form a plan, her father makes a chilling announcement: the Cresswells will soon return to their home in heaven. With time running out on all of their lives, Castley must expose the depth of her father's lies. The forest has buried the truth in darkness for far too long. Castley might be their last hope for salvation.


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