Waiting On Wednesday - Suffer the Children by Craig DiLouie

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Suffer the Children by Craig DiLouie
Paperback, 352 pages
Expected publication: May 20th 2014 by Permuted Press

From an acclaimed horror writer, a chilling tale of blood-hungry children who rise from the dead in this innovative spin on apocalyptic vampire fiction.

Suffer the Children presents a terrifying tale of apocalyptic fiction, as readers are introduced to Herod's Syndrome, a devastating illness that suddenly and swiftly kills all young children across the globe. Soon, they return from the grave…and ask for blood. And with blood, they stop being dead. They continue to remain the children they once were...but only for a short time, as they need more blood to live. The average human body holds ten pints of blood, so the inevitable question for parents everywhere becomes: How far would you go to bring your child back?

Okay, so apocalyptic vampire fiction holds immediate appeal for the reader and the horror fan within me, but I think the real appeal here is as a father - how far, indeed, would I go to bring my children back? I suspect I'd cross more than a few lines to make it happen, which just adds to the creepy appeal of this one. Technically, I'm not waiting, since I got the e-ARC a couple of weeks ago, but this still has me excited.


  1. Doesn't sound like it's for me, but I hope you enjoy it when you read it!

  2. There are actually still unique ways to make Vampires stand out? I am shocked! And kinda intrigued.

  3. You already know that I don't approve of books which use kids in such purposes. I'd ban them if I could

  4. The cover is super creepy! I bet this book is pretty chilling as well. :) Happy reading!

  5. Sounds creepy! The cover is creepy! Don't know why as a child dolls didn't scare me so much, but now, they kind of do!

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  6. I don't think I could ever read this book solely because of that cover. I wouldn't even let it in the house! I fear dolls too...hate them, especially the ones that open their eyes when you pick them up. GAHHH creepy!


  7. I'm all for a good horror read and I love how creeptastic the cover is. Great pick, and thanks for stopping by my WoW post Bob.
    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages


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