Goodreads Monday – NOS4A2 by Joe Hill

It’s the first Goodreads Monday of 2020, friends! This weekly meme was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners and it invites you to pick a book from your TBR and explain why you want to read it. Easy enough, right? Feel free to join in if you want to! I’ll be using a random number generator to pick my books from my insanely long GR Want-to-read list.

This week’s book is NOS4A2 by Joe Hill. It’s easy to forget this book has been around for a few years considering it got a lot of hype last year and that’s how I discovered it in the first place. This horror/thriller has a 4.07 star average with 92.6k+ ratings and 11.1k+ reviews, which is pretty great!

Victoria McQueen has a secret gift for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. On her Raleigh Tuff Burner bike, she makes her way to a rickety covered bridge that, within moments, takes her wherever she needs to go, whether it’s across Massachusetts or across the country.

Charles Talent Manx has a way with children. He likes to take them for rides in his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith with the NOS4A2 vanity plate. With his old car, he can slip right out of the everyday world, and onto the hidden roads that transport them to an astonishing – and terrifying – playground of amusements he calls “Christmasland.”

Then, one day, Vic goes looking for trouble—and finds Manx. That was a lifetime ago. Now Vic, the only kid to ever escape Manx’s unmitigated evil, is all grown up and desperate to forget. But Charlie Manx never stopped thinking about Victoria McQueen. He’s on the road again and he’s picked up a new passenger: Vic’s own son.

Why do I want to read it?

You know I’m not much for horror or supernatural thrillers but the hype really got to me, friends. That said, I think this might be more of the horror that I can deal with (humans, not ghosts). I mean, I’m sure it will freak me out but I’m hoping I won’t lose that much sleep over it? Also, I love this title and it took me a while to get it but when I did it was like lightbulb! (*insert classic Gru from Despicable Me gif*) LOL I’ve heard from other book friends who’ve admitted to also being Ultimate Chickens™️ that this isn’t as bad as they expected and well, they survived so I definitely can too! I’m looking forward to giving Joe Hill a try. I’ve heard amazing things about his Heart Shaped Box but I think I’ll slowly progress to that one ✌🏽I’m actually tempted to wait until Christmas to read this one as it’d be more fitting?

Have you read NOS4A2 or is it on your TBR?

20 thoughts on “Goodreads Monday – NOS4A2 by Joe Hill

    1. Hahaha EXACTLY THE SAME! I was reading the letters/numbers until one day I looked at it again and it just clicked in my head and I was like OMG ALL THIS TIME 🤣 Glad I’m not the only one who did this haha

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