Waiting on Wednesday (8)

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

Wildwood, by Colin Meloy, illustrated by Carson Ellis
Release Date: August 30th

The first book in the epic middle-grade fantasy series full of magic, wonder, and danger—nothing less than an American Narnia—from Colin Meloy, lead singer of the highly celebrated band the Decemberists, and Carson Ellis, the acclaimed illustrator of the New York Times bestselling The Mysterious Benedict Society
(no real summary could be found yet)

Okay, I admit, I love The Decemberists' music, including their brand of storytelling in their song. But even then, I think I would buy this book, sorely based on the cover. Look at it! It's gorgeous! Plus "American Narnia" sounds intriguing :) 
(summary from Goodreads)


  1. Yes, I love Carson Ellis' art. I actually discovered her art before I knew she was Colin Meloy's wife. She also illustrated the first book of Trenton Stewart Lee's "Mysterious Benedict Society," which is really good, as well as Lemony Snicket's "The Composer is Dead."

  2. OMG. The cover's got me sold. I'm not too familiar with the Decemberists beyond seeing their lovely lyrics played with in illustrations. I really have to listen :O I do love Ellis' art though. "The Mysterious Benedict Society" wouldn't have been the same without her, as well as "The Composer is Dead."

  3. @Fojee
    i love it too, that's why I am so excited by this book. while I'm sure the story will be great, it won't really matter, because I know the illustrations will be awesome!

    Yes! This is one of those rare occasion where I KNOW I will buy something sorely based on the cover. Well, that's partly true, I do love Colin Meloy songwriting and therefore imagine that the story will be great as well, but it won;t really matter anyway, because look at that cover!