Can’t Wait Wednesday: 23 August, 2017

Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings and spotlights upcoming releases.

Sleeping Beauties – Stephen King and Owen King

Sleeping BeautiesIn 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 wildly provocative and gloriously absorbing.

Why I Can’t Wait:

I love Stephen King and the premise of this book sounds amazing (and with the prevalent misogyny, scarily relevant). The cover has to be one of the most beautiful of the year and there’s even going to be four hidden designs under the dust jacket during the first print run. WHSmith is also selling an exclusive purple cover, which I have already got pre-ordered. All these editions are definitely bad news for any collectors out there!

Release Date: 26 September 2017

(Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository | WHSmith)

Stephen King About the Author

Stephen King has published over 50 books and has become one of the world’s most successful writers. King is the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to the American Letters and the 2014 National Medal of Arts.

Stephen lives in Maine and Florida with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. They are regular contributors to a number of charities including many libraries and have been honoured locally for their philanthropic activities.


  1. Lys @ The Mad Reader

    23 August 2017 at 12:10 PM

    I’ve never read anything by Stephen King *hides in a bush*. I definitely should though…

    1. scorpiobookdreams

      23 August 2017 at 12:45 PM

      I’ve not read that many either but I would definitely recommend ‘The Shining’ or ‘The Stand’. ‘IT’ is really good as well, except there was something near the end that I hated, which spoiled it for me.

  2. Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

    23 August 2017 at 1:45 PM

    I’ve never read Stephen King. His books aren’t usually in my reading preferences, but they turn into some pretty good movies usually! 🙂 I know…blasphemy!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

    1. scorpiobookdreams

      23 August 2017 at 2:11 PM

      I’m the other way around – I haven’t seen many of the adaptations!

  3. Jenea's Book Obsession

    23 August 2017 at 2:05 PM

    I can not wait for this one too! It sounds like it will be so freakin amazing. Awesome pick.

    Jenea’s Book Obsession’s Can’t-Wait Wednesday

    1. scorpiobookdreams

      23 August 2017 at 2:10 PM

      I have such high hopes for it! The cover is so stunning too.

  4. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    23 August 2017 at 2:30 PM

    I’ve not seen this cover before. It’s already on my wishlist. I almost think I like this one more that the US version I’ve been seeing. I LOVE Stephen King so I’ve been waiting on this one forever!

    1. scorpiobookdreams

      23 August 2017 at 2:47 PM

      It’s beautiful, isn’t it? The exclusive cover from WHSmith is the purple version too.

  5. Literary Feline

    23 August 2017 at 5:36 PM

    I’ve seen this around and it does sound good! Stephen King is such a good storyteller and he seems to father other talented authors too. Thank you for sharing!

    1. scorpiobookdreams

      24 August 2017 at 12:31 PM

      I just hope it’s as good as the hype!

  6. Renee'

    24 August 2017 at 2:18 AM

    I don’t read much Stephen King but my husband is a HUGE fan and loves his books. Planning on getting this one as a gift for him. Hope you have a great time reading this one!
    Renee ~ My Wow

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