Waiting on Wednesday 02/28/18
“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme that first originated at Breaking the Spine but has since linked up with “Can’t Wait Wednesday” at Wishful Endings now that the original creator is unable to host it anymore. Either way, this fun feature is a chance to showcase the upcoming releases that we can’t wait to get our hands on!
It’s been a while since I’ve felt this excited for a horror novel, and this one, described as “The dark side of ‘adulting'” and of suburban life gone awry, sounds like it has some very interesting ideas to offer.
“Forced out of New York City by rising rents and gentrification, barely-employed millennials Tom and Jenny Decker–an artist and a personal trainer–luck into an amazingly affordable, completely furnished house in the New Jersey suburbs.
Jenny doesn’t know there’s something hidden in the basement. Tom does. It soon has him in thrall.
The Deckers’ lives are suddenly on an upswing: Tom gets a big-bucks corporate job. Jenny, pregnant, opens a small gym catering to moms-to-be. They make friends despite their worries about becoming boring suburbanites. Tom regularly visits the basement, where the thing scrambles his senses and heightens his emotions, making him feel like a Master of the Universe.
Every upswing has its peak. After that, comes the fall. Tom’s is going to be hard and fast.
A fast-paced novel that combines chills, thrills, and a literal monster in the basement with commentary on love, marriage, and parenthood, The Chrysalis will entertain and frighten Millennials and Baby Boomers alike. No one ever really wants to grow up…but sometimes behaving like an adult is the only way to survive.”