Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Waiting on Wednesday #90: Secondhand Souls by Christopher Moore
"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating.
Secondhand Souls is the second book in the Grim Reaper series by Christopher Moore. A Dirty Job was the first book. Secondhand Souls is due out August 25th from William Morrow and Company.
Synopsis from Goodreads.com:
Something really strange is happening in the City by the Bay. People are dying, but their souls are not being collected. Someone or something is stealing them and no one knows where they are going, or why, but it has something to do with that big orange bridge. Death Merchant Charlie Asher is just as flummoxed as everyone else. He's trapped in the body of a fourteen-inch-tall meat puppet waiting for his Buddhist nun girlfriend, Audrey, to find him a suitable new body to play host.
To get to the bottom of this abomination, a motley crew of heroes will band together: the seven-foot-tall death merchant Minty Fresh; retired policeman turned bookseller Alphonse Rivera; the Emperor of San Francisco and his dogs, Bummer and Lazarus; and Lily, the former Goth girl. Now if only they can get little Sophie to stop babbling about the coming battle for the very soul of humankind .
Why am I waiting on this book? It's a book by Christopher Moore with his odd sense of humor. I've wanted to know what will happen to Charlie Asher since the end of A Dirty Job. And I've wanted to know what will happen as little Sophie grows up from the days when she would point at someone or something and say "Kitty," and they would die. I'm also looking forward to the reprisal of roles by Sophie's babysitters. Those two old ladies are pretty awesome.
So, what book are you waiting on this week? Leave the title or a link in the comments so we can check it out. Happy Reading!