Can’t Wait Wednesday : The Fervor by Alma Katsu


“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme that was originally created by Breaking the Spine.  Unfortunately Breaking the Spine are no longer hosting so I’m now linking my posts up to Wishful Endings Can’t Wait Wednesday. Don’t forget to stop over, link up and check out what books everyone else is waiting for.  If you want to take part, basically, every Wednesday, we highlight a book that we’re really looking forward to.  This week my book is: The Fervor by Alma Katsu.  I really like this author.  Here’s the description and the stunning cover:


From the acclaimed and award-winning author of The Hunger and The Deep comes a new psychological and supernatural twist on the horrors of the Japanese American internment camps in World War II.

1944: As World War II rages on, the threat has come to the home front. In a remote corner of Idaho, Meiko Briggs and her daughter, Aiko, are desperate to return home. Following Meiko’s husband’s enlistment as an air force pilot in the Pacific months prior, Meiko and Aiko were taken from their home in Seattle and sent to one of the internment camps in the Midwest. It didn’t matter that Aiko was American-born: They were Japanese, and therefore considered a threat by the American government.

Mother and daughter attempt to hold on to elements of their old life in the camp when a mysterious disease begins to spread among those interned. What starts as a minor cold quickly becomes spontaneous fits of violence and aggression, even death. And when a disconcerting team of doctors arrive, nearly more threatening than the illness itself, Meiko and her daughter team up with a newspaper reporter and widowed missionary to investigate, and it becomes clear to them that something more sinister is afoot, a demon from the stories of Meiko’s childhood, hell-bent on infiltrating their already strange world.

Inspired by the Japanese yokai and the jorogumo spider demon, The Fervor explores a supernatural threat beyond what anyone saw coming; the danger of demonization, a mysterious contagion, and the search to stop its spread before it’s too late.

Expected publication : April 2022


6 Responses to “Can’t Wait Wednesday : The Fervor by Alma Katsu”

  1. Tammy

    I’m a big Katsu fan but I was never approved for this on NetGalley so chances are I won’t have time to read it anytime soon.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Ohh, that’s a shame and I know what you mean, I never get a chance to pick up the books that I buy.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies

    This does sound amazing… although I did not enjoy her Titanic book, so I wonder if this one would work for me.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I wasn’t as keen on the Titanic story but I loved the Hunger and her Taker series.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Glad she’s going back to the supernatural – her last book, the spy thriller, was not as great 😛

    • @lynnsbooks

      Ahh, I didn’t read that one but I’m hoping this is back to what I’m familiar with.
      Lynn 😀

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