We’re going back to the fields and farms where folk horror was born for this week’s Waiting on Wednesday post. From the Author of Blood and Salt, Kim Liggett brings us a standalone novel about a mysterious death in the rural midwest. Laced with madness, arcane rituals, and maybe even the devil — judging by the summary — I’m sure we’re in for a fun little trip across the blood-soaked fields.
With publication for The Last Harvest by Kim Liggett still a ways out, there hasn’t been too much talk about her forthcoming title yet: I’m keeping my ear to the ground in the meantime.
If you’re a fan of her previous book, Blood and Salt, you should probably take note that the books is seeing its sequel sometime in 2017 too — does this mean we’re getting two Kim Liggett YA horror titles this year? I hope so.
Check out the summary below.
Waiting on Wednesday: The Last Harvest by Kim LiggettThe Last Harvest by Kim Liggett
Published by Tor Teen on January 10th 2017
Check it out: Goodreads
“I plead the blood.”
Those were the last words seventeen-year-old golden boy quarterback Clay Tate heard rattling from his dad's throat when he discovered him dying on the barn floor of the Neely Cattle Ranch, clutching a crucifix to his chest.
Now, on the first anniversary of the Midland, Oklahoma slaughter, the whole town's looking at Clay like he might be next to go over the edge. Clay wants to forget the past, but the sons and daughters of the Preservation Society—a group of prominent farmers his dad accused of devil worship—won't leave him alone. Including Ali, his longtime crush, who suddenly wants to reignite their romance after a year of silence, and hated rival Tyler Neely, who’s behaving like they’re old friends.
Even as Clay tries to reassure himself, creepy glances turn to sinister stares and strange coincidences build to gruesome rituals—but when he can never prove that any of it happened, Clay worries he might be following his dad down the path to insanity...or that something far more terrifying lies in wait around the corner.
* Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.