Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: The Last Werewolf

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that showcases upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I'm looking forward to reading The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan...this one comes out July 12!


Summary via Amazon:
Meet Jake. A bit on the elderly side (he turns 201 in March), but you’d never suspect it. Nonstop sex and exercise will do that for you—and a diet with lots of animal protein. Jake is a werewolf, and after the unfortunate and violent death of his one contemporary, he is now the last of his species. Although he is physically healthy, Jake is deeply distraught and lonely.

Jake’s depression has carried him to the point where he is actually contemplating suicide—even if it means terminating a legend thousands of years old. It would seem to be easy enough for him to end everything. But for very different reasons there are two dangerous groups pursuing him who will stop at nothing to keep him alive.

Here is a powerful, definitive new version of the werewolf legend—mesmerising and incredibly sexy. In Jake, Glen Duncan has given us a werewolf for the twenty-first century—a man whose deeds can only be described as monstrous but who is in some magical way deeply human.

One of the most original, audacious, and terrifying novels in years.

8 comments:

  1. Sounds great, I love books about werewolves and this one sounds different.

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  2. How cool does this book sound. I love the twist of the werewolf wanting to die and the secret groups of people trying to keep him alive. Def. going to look into this book further.

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  3. Sounds like a great twist to the werewolf legend. Great WoW! Here's mine http://myneuroticbookaffair.blogspot.com/2011/06/immortal-embrace-waiting-on-wednesday.html

    Have a great week!
    Shari

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  4. This looks pretty interesting; might need to pick this up. I would love if you checked out my WoW too!

    Btw, LOVE THE BLOG... I quickly became a NEW follower.

    Looking forward to hearing back from you,
    Cory @ Anti-Drug Reads

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  5. LOVE YOUR BLOG TITLE.

    NEAT BLOG....NEW FOLLOWER.

    Just stopping by to have a look around.

    Elizabeth

    http://silversolara.blogspot.com

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  6. That does sound good. Hope you can get it and enjoy it!

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  7. YES!!!!!

    I heard this book reviewed on the Bookrageous Podcast and they made it sound so great that I pulled over my car (I was listening on my ipod) and added it to my goodreads from my phone. I absolutely CANNOT wait for this book. I have heard such great things about it. Love this pick, gal!

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  8. OLD FOLLOWER.

    I am one of the participating blogs and wanted to stop by to say hello.

    I have two separate giveaways going on…one is for NIGHT TRAIN and one is my Blog Hop giveaway of HOW TO READ THE AIR.

    PLEASE STOP BY!!!

    Elizabeth

    http://silversolara.blogspot.com

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