This week I'm looking forward to:
Author: Kanae Minato
Publisher: Mulholland Books
To be published: August 19th, 2014
Her pupils killed her daughter. Now, she will have her revenge.
After an engagement that ended in tragedy, all Yuko Moriguchi had to live for was her four-year-old child, Manami. Now, after a heartbreaking accident on the grounds of the middle school where she teaches, Yuko has given up and tendered her resignation.
But first, she has one last lecture to deliver. She tells a story that will upend everything her students ever thought they knew about two of their peers, and sets in motion a maniacal plot for revenge.
Narrated in alternating voices, with twists you'll never see coming, Confessions probes the limits of punishment, despair, and tragic love, culminating in a harrowing confrontation between teacher and student that will place the occupants of an entire school in harm's way. You'll never look at a classroom the same way again.
I'm bringing back this meme on my blog just for this week, because I'm actually really really excited for this book. The Japanese 2010 film adaptation of this book is one of my favorite movies, and I'm thrilled by the news that this book is finally going to be translated into English.
Here, watch the trailer of the movie:
With several surprising twists, the story is incredibly dark, thrilling, and ridiculously violent at times. I loved every bit of it. I was enchanted by the cinematography of the movie, but I hope the book also lives up to expectations.
What upcoming books have caught your eye and tickled your fancy?