Stephen King Releases Excerpt from New Novel

Courtesy of StephenKing.com

#1 New York Times best-selling author Stephen King has released an excerpt from his upcoming new book The Institute, and we are already lining up to check in!

The official book description reads:

In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis’s parents and load him into a black SUV. The operation takes less than two minutes. Luke will wake up at The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own, except there’s no window. And outside his door are other doors, behind which are other kids with special talents—telekinesis and telepathy—who got to this place the same way Luke did: Kalisha, Nick, George, Iris, and ten-year-old Avery Dixon. They are all in Front Half. Others, Luke learns, graduated to Back Half, “like the roach motel,” Kalisha says. “You check in, but you don’t check out.

In this most sinister of institutions, the director, Mrs. Sigsby, and her staff are ruthlessly dedicated to extracting from these children the force of their extranormal gifts. There are no scruples here. If you go along, you get tokens for the vending machines. If you don’t, punishment is brutal. As each new victim disappears to Back Half, Luke becomes more and more desperate to get out and get help. But no one has ever escaped from the Institute.

At present, The Institute ranks in the top ten Supernatural Thrillers according to Amazon pre-orders. The Institute promises a witty teen protagonist, a group of scrappy kids looking for a way out and a “gut-wrenchingly dramatic story of good vs evil in a world where the good guys don’t always win.”

The Institute (Scribner Publishing) will be available on Sept. 10. To read the excerpt or find out more information, visit StephenKing.com. Follow King on Twitter @StephenKing.

Michelle

Michelle is Young Adult fiction writer, professional fangirl, and card-carrying nerd. (Her mint collection of Empire Strikes Back collector cards prove it.) She spends her days expanding young minds in a classroom and her nights glued to the television, where you'll find her watching her fave sci-fi/supernatural (lowercase) shows, Supernatural (upper case) or binging an obscure show from another country. In addition to her fictional work, she’s written for a local newspaper, corporate website, and pretty much every one of her husband’s papers in college. You can follow her on Twitter @EmCeeCollins

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