“Waiting” on Wednesday: The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming releases that we are excited for.

The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken

Hardcover: 272 pages
Publication date: September 5th 2017
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
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Prosper is the only unexceptional Redding in his old and storied family history — that is, until he discovers the demon living inside him. Turns out Prosper’s great-great-great-great-great-something grandfather made — and then broke — a contract with a malefactor, a demon who exchanges fortune for eternal servitude. And, weirdly enough, four-thousand-year-old Alastor isn’t exactly the forgiving type.

The fiend has reawakened with one purpose — to destroy the family whose success he ensured and who then betrayed him. With only days to break the curse and banish Alastor back to the demon realm, Prosper is playing unwilling host to the fiend, who delights in tormenting him with nasty insults and constant attempts trick him into a contract. Yeah, Prosper will take his future without a side of eternal servitude, thanks.

Little does Prosper know, the malefactor’s control over his body grows stronger with each passing night, and there’s a lot Alastor isn’t telling his dim-witted (but admittedly strong-willed) human host.

This sounds like a spooky fun middle grade read. I can’t wait to dig into this one!

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4 Replies to ““Waiting” on Wednesday: The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding”

  1. This sounds really interesting!

  2. Beautiful cover! I don’t do a lot of middle grade these days though. Hope you get it soon!
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  3. I haven’t read this author yet. I don’t read a lot of middle grade books but this one may be worth the read. I hope you love it once you get the chance to read it!

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