Tuesday, August 5, 2014

{Release Day Launch + Book Trailer Reveal} The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco

So today is the release of Rin Chupeco's terrifyingly beautiful novel, The Girl from the Well. I am more than half-way through and I cannot decide whether I want it to end so that I'll know what happens or if I want to make the book last and savor every beautifully frightening page. It is so good. For any horror buffs out there - especially Japanese themed ones - then this is the book for you! And can I just say? The way Rin Chupeco writes is absolutely magical, very poetic.

Title: The Girl from the Well
Author: Rin Chupeco
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication date: August 5th 2014
Buy the book: Amazon / Barnes and Noble

You may think me biased, being murdered myself. But my state of being has nothing to do with the curiosity toward my own species, if we can be called such. We do not go gentle, as your poet encourages, into that good night. 

A dead girl walks the streets.

She hunts murderers. Child killers, much like the man who threw her body down a well three hundred years ago.

And when a strange boy bearing stranger tattoos moves into the neighborhood so, she discovers, does something else. And soon both will be drawn into the world of eerie doll rituals and dark Shinto exorcisms that will take them from American suburbia to the remote valleys and shrines of Aomori, Japan.

Because the boy has a terrifying secret - one that would just kill to get out. 

The Girl from the Well is A YA Horror novel pitched as "Dexter" meets "The Grudge", based on a well-loved Japanese ghost story.

(Image and summary taken from Goodreads.)

Check out the super creepy book trailer!

About the author:

Despite an unsettling resemblance to Japanese revenants, Rin always maintains her sense of hummus. Born and raised in Manila, Philippines, she keeps four pets: a dog, two birds, and a husband. Dances like the neighbors are watching.

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  1. The title reminds me one of my favorite horror movie, The Ring! I'm not a horror buff reader, but will try to read this.

  2. whoa! and woohoo! Filipina author! proud! :) interesting book though, but I don't like horror thrillers. I've read some and I ...*shivers.