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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday #131: THE SHRUNKEN HEAD (The Curiosity House #1) by Lauren Oliver and H.C. Chester (MG)

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

This is where we get to 'spotlight' books that we are anxiously waiting to be released!!!
The ones that we are dying to get our hands on and read into the wee hours of the night!!!
And, quite possibly, to make our shelves look pretty too :) 

What I'm currently waiting for... 

The Curiosity House #1
by Lauren Oliver and H.C. Chester
Expected release date: September 29th, 2015
Published by HarperCollins Children's Books
Genre: Middle Grade 
Format: Hardcover, eBook


What you will find in this book: 
- A rather attractive bearded lady.
- Several scandalous murders. 
- A deliciously disgusting Amazonian shrunken head. 
- Four extraordinary children with equally extraordinary abilities. 
- A quite loquacious talking bird. 

Blessed with extraordinary abilities, orphans Philippa, Sam and Thomas have grown up happily in Dumfrey's Dime Museum of Freaks, Oddities and Wonders. But when a fourth child, Max, a knife-thrower, joins the group, it sets off an unforgettable chain of events. 

When the museum's Amazonian shrunken head is stolen, the four are determined to get it back. But their search leads them to a series of murders and an explosive secret about their pasts. 

What you will NOT find in this book:
- An accountant named Seymour.
- A never-ending line at the post office. 
- Brussel sprouts (shudder).
- A lecture on finishing all your homework on time. 
- A sweet, gooey story for nice little girls and boys. 

This sensational new series combines the unparalleled storytelling gifts of Lauren Oliver with the rich knowledge of the notorious relics collector H.C. Chester. 

Why I'm waiting for THE SHRUNKEN HEAD...

After reading the summary, do you really need me to tell you why I want this book?!

Did you not see that it is written by Lauren Oliver??? 

I don't think I have ever seen a middle grade book with so many oddities mixed together...
(My boys are quite keen on learning what it is like to grow up in a museum and what these murders are all about!)

And, did you not see that the book is from Lauren Oliver?!?!?
Yes, I see that some recluse relics genius is in on it too, but still... 

SO, what are you waiting for this week???


  1. Oops I've never read anything by Lauren Oliver but this does sound great! Thanks for sharing Maggie! Hope you're having a great day! Here's my WoW if you would like to check it out :-)

  2. Love Lauren Oliver, this sounds great I hope you enjoy it!

  3. I thought this sounded like a crazy combination too, but hopefully a good one. I hope you enjoy it!

    Leeanna.me: WoW


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