Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #282 - The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken

The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding
(The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding #1)
by Alexandra Bracken
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Publication Date: September 5th 2017
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
ISBN: 9781484778173

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"I would say it's a pleasure to meet thee, Prosperity Oceanus Redding, but truly, I only anticipate the delights of destroying thy happiness."

Prosper is the only unexceptional Redding in his old and storied family history — that is, until he discovers the demon living inside him. Turns out Prosper's great-great-great-great-great-something grandfather made — and then broke — a contract with a malefactor, a demon who exchanges fortune for eternal servitude. And, weirdly enough, four-thousand-year-old Alastor isn't exactly the forgiving type.

The fiend has reawakened with one purpose — to destroy the family whose success he ensured and who then betrayed him. With only days to break the curse and banish Alastor back to the demon realm, Prosper is playing unwilling host to the fiend, who delights in tormenting him with nasty insults and constant attempts trick him into a contract. Yeah, Prosper will take his future without a side of eternal servitude, thanks.

Little does Prosper know, the malefactor's control over his body grows stronger with each passing night, and there's a lot Alastor isn't telling his dim-witted (but admittedly strong-willed) human host.

From #1 New York Times best-selling author Alexandra Bracken comes a tale of betrayal and revenge, of old hurts passed down from generation to generation. Can you ever fully right a wrong, ever truly escape your history? Or will Prosper and Alastor be doomed to repeat it? (Goodreads)

I don't read middle grade books often,
(unless it's about Percy Jackson or Harry Potter, obviously),
but this book is by Alexandra Bracken, so OF COURSE I want to check it out!
It sounds pretty awesome. I can't wait to read it!
**"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine,
that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.**


  1. This sounds really intriguing! I'm interested in seeing how this is written and if it will be a 'darker' middle grade story. Of course, I can't pass up another Alexandra Bracken story either! ;)

  2. This one looks so so awesome :D Curious about it. <3 And aw, middle grade books are aaamazing ;) You should read more :D Hope you'll love this one.

  3. I had no idea she had a MG book coming out! Thanks for the heads up!

  4. This one looks so cute! <3 I like Alexandra Bracken so hopefully this middle-grade also captivates me. :)

    Cass @ Words on Paper


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