Waiting on Wednesday - Sleeping Beauties by Stephen & Owen King

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

Sleeping Beauties by Stephen & Owen King
Expected publication: September 26, 2017 by Scribner

In this spectacular father/son collaboration, Stephen King and Owen King tell the highest of high-stakes stories: what might happen if women disappeared from the world of men?

In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place... The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Evie a medical anomaly to be studied? Or is she a demon who must be slain? Set in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a women’s prison, Sleeping Beauties is a wildly provocative, gloriously absorbing father/son collaboration between Stephen King and Owen King

While I didn't care for how Chizmar wrapped up Gwendy's Button Box, I do think King's collaborations with Straub (The Talisman & Black House) are some of the best work he's done, so I'm really excited to see what he and Owen do here. Hopefully, the proverbial apple hasn't fallen far from the tree!


  1. It's been a while since I read a Stephen King book as I've found the last few I looked at disappointing but I'll wait and see what the reviews say before I decide!

  2. I'm definitely curious to see how this collaboration goes. Can't wait!

  3. I haven't read a King novel in a while - I need to get back on the train with this one!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum


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