New King Book Sleeping Beauties to Hit Shelves 9/26

Sleeping Beauties

Guess what? King and his son Owen collaborated on a horror novel and it’s scheduled to hit shelves 9/26!! I am so freakin’ excited!! The true cover hasn’t been revealed yet but it’s going to be over 700 pages so you know what that means…


Here’s what we know from SyFy Wire:

In this spectacular father/son collaboration, Stephen King and Owen King tell the highest of high-stakes stories: what might happen if women disappeared from the world of men?

In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place … The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Evie a medical anomaly to be studied? Or is she a demon who must be slain?

Set in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a women’s prison, Sleeping Beauties is a wildly provocative, gloriously absorbing father/son collaboration between Stephen King and Owen King.

Doesn’t it sound good? You can read the full article here.

So, mark your calendars for September 26th because I’m almost certain I’ll start a read-along for this one.

10 thoughts on “New King Book Sleeping Beauties to Hit Shelves 9/26”

    1. Oh shush!! I know people typically want readable books for read-alongs but Ulysses is just one of those that you have to check off. This King book will be a totally different game. For sure!

  1. Ah, another King writer in that family. Amazing! Don’t you just wonder what they talk about at their Thanksgiving table? Or their Halloween table? LOL

    I’ll be watching for this one. Thanks for the heads-up!

    1. And his wife writes too. I read one of her books once. Totally different in style but I remember liking it.

      The reality of an entire family writing could be a premise for a book. Especially if they were to all write horror. I just love King. He reads other horror authors and is just always so excited about the STORY which is why I love his books so much.

  2. I heard about this one and meant to ask you about it. I know you LOVE King, so I figured you would enjoy it 🙂 I definitely plan on reading it. I think its so cool they collaborated on this book – how fun!

  3. This is the first I’ve heard about it, but believe me that I am squealing with delight over here!! No clue about the readalong, but you know I will be reading it!

  4. 700 pages is awfully long, but I’m probably in for the readalong! I am still regretting Under the Dome, but that’s the only King I’ve wished I had the time back on. Spring-forward makes me cranky, too. We won’t get the extra hour back in time to read Sleeping Beauties with it, either!

    1. Under the Dome’s ending was kind of hokey. I mean, I love King but it really was. This new book sounds pretty creepy and the idea of men surviving without women? That is like the end of the world, isn’t it?? LOL.

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