Can't Wait Wednesday

In The Lives of Puppets by TJ Klune {Can’t Wait Wednesday}

Can't Wait Wednesday - In The Lives Of Puppets

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.  However, as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.

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Today’s selection and book I’m excitedly awaiting is:

In The Lives of Puppets by TJ Klune

In The Lives of Puppets

by TJ Klune
Adult Fiction – Fantasy – LGBTQIA+
March 28th, 2023

New York Times bestselling author TJ Klune invites you deep into the heart of a peculiar forest and on the extraordinary journey of a family assembled from spare parts.

In a strange little home built into the branches of a grove of trees, live three robots–fatherly inventor android Giovanni Lawson, a pleasantly sadistic nurse machine, and a small vacuum desperate for love and attention. Victor Lawson, a human, lives there too. They’re a family, hidden and safe.

The day Vic salvages and repairs an unfamiliar android labelled “HAP,” he learns of a shared dark past between Hap and Gio-a past spent hunting humans.

When Hap unwittingly alerts robots from Gio’s former life to their whereabouts, the family is no longer hidden and safe. Gio is captured and taken back to his old laboratory in the City of Electric Dreams. So together, the rest of Vic’s assembled family must journey across an unforgiving and otherworldly country to rescue Gio from decommission, or worse, reprogramming.

Along the way to save Gio, amid conflicted feelings of betrayal and affection for Hap, Vic must decide for himself: Can he accept love with strings attached?

Inspired by Carlo Collodi’s The Adventures of Pinocchio, and like Swiss Family Robinson meets Wall-EIn the Lives of Puppets is a masterful stand-alone fantasy adventure from the beloved author who brought you The House in the Cerulean Sea and Under the Whispering Door.

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In the words of TJ Klune himself, In The Lives of Puppets is “A queer retelling of Carlo Collodi’s The Adventures of Pinocchio starring an inventor named Victor, a mysterious android called Hap (Hysterically Angry Puppet), an anxiety-riddled Roomba vacuum named Rambo, and a sociopathic nursing machine, the Registered Automaton To Care, Heal, Educate and Drill (Nurse Ratched, for short).”

I mean, what’s not to love? He had me at “anxiety-riddled Roomba vacuum named Rambo“…

Tell Me:
Will you be reading this book?

Lindsey xoxo

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  1. Omgad, this sounds ridiculously ridiculously good and why does Klune always have the most awesome covers!? They always make me want to read the books more 😍

    1. Yes, his covers are just PERFECTION!

  2. I actually haven’t read this author before, but I hope you love it!

    1. Thanks so much!

  3. This sounds fabulous and so unique! I mean, Rambo? And REgistered Automaton To Care, Heal, Educate and drill? That’s so chilling ha!

    1. Haha, I know, that’s what sold me too! 😀

  4. How did I not know about this book? It sounds fabulous!

    1. It does sound so unique, so TJ Klune 🙂

  5. Yay, I’m so excited he has another new book coming out. This one sounds amazing too.

    1. It really does!

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