Can’t Wait Wednesday – 6/19/19

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Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings based on the meme Waiting on Wednesday by Breaking the Spine. In this weekly post people share a book that they’re excited about being released.

I have always loved reading these posts, looking forward at books that people can’t wait for. But I always find that I want a list and it is just one book. So I decided I would share three books that I can’t wait for. If you click on the title of the book it will take you to the book’s Goodreads page.

The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen.jpgThe Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen

A future chieftain

Fie abides by one rule: look after your own. Her Crow caste of undertakers and mercy-killers takes more abuse than coin, but when they’re called to collect royal dead, she’s hoping they’ll find the payout of a lifetime.

A fugitive prince

When Crown Prince Jasimir turns out to have faked his death, Fie’s ready to cut her losses—and perhaps his throat. But he offers a wager that she can’t refuse: protect him from a ruthless queen, and he’ll protect the Crows when he reigns.

A too-cunning bodyguard

Hawk warrior Tavin has always put Jas’s life before his, magically assuming the prince’s appearance and shadowing his every step. But what happens when Tavin begins to want something to call his own?

For some reason I had super low expectations for this book, but I just started reading it and it is AMAZING. I basically started this because I think the cover is pretty and I am so glad that I let a pretty cover talk me into picking up a book I didn’t have high hopes for.

Verify by Joelle Charbonneau.jpgVerify by Joelle Charbonneau

Meri Beckley lives in a world without lies. When she turns on the news, she hears only the facts. When she swipes the pages of her online textbooks, she reads only the truth. When she looks at the peaceful Chicago streets, she feels the pride everyone in the country feels about the era of unprecedented hope and prosperity over which the government presides.

But when Meri’s mother is killed, Meri suddenly has questions that no one else seems to be asking. And when she tries to uncover her mother’s state of mind in her last weeks, she finds herself drawn into a secret world full of facts she’s never heard and a history she didn’t know existed.

Suddenly, Meri is faced with a choice between accepting the “truth” she has been taught or embracing a world the government doesn’t want anyone to see—a world where words have the power to change the course of a country, and the wrong word can get Meri killed.

So I am on the street team for this one. Basically all I know is that it’s by Joelle Charbonneau and it’s a dystopian where the truth is censored by the government. Regardless I know the author is amazing, so I’m excited to read it.

Tiger Queen by Annie SullivanTiger Queen by Annie Sullivan

From Annie Sullivan, author of A Touch of Gold, comes Tiger Queen, a sweeping YA fantasy adventure that tells the story of a fierce desert princess battling to save her kingdom. Fans of Rebel of the Sands and Meagan Spooner will devour this retelling of Frank Stockton’s famous short story, “The Lady, or the Tiger?”

In the mythical desert kingdom of Achra, an ancient law forces sixteen-year-old Princess Kateri to fight in the arena to prove her right to rule. For Kateri, winning also means fulfilling a promise to her late mother that she would protect her people, who are struggling through windstorms and drought. The situation is worsened by the gang of Desert Boys that frequently raids the city wells, forcing the king to ration what little water is left. The punishment for stealing water is a choice between two doors: behind one lies freedom, and behind the other is a tiger.

But when Kateri’s final opponent is announced, she knows she cannot win. In desperation, she turns to the desert and the one person she never thought she’d side with. What Kateri discovers twists her world—and her heart—upside down. Her future is now behind two doors—only she’s not sure which holds the key to keeping her kingdom and which releases the tiger.

If you guys have been following my blog for a while you know I am a huge fan of re-tellings. Tiger Queen is a re-telling of the short story “The Lady, or the Tiger” and of course I will have to read the short story as well before reading this book. I have heard great things about Annie Sullivan’s A Touch of Gold, so I’m excited to read this one.


Let’s Chat!

Are you looking forward to any of these titles? What upcoming books are high on your wish list? Are there any upcoming sequels you are dying to get your hands on? Have you heard of these titles? Make sure to comment below so we can chat about the books you can’t wait for!

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      1. Which book’s blog tour are you on? I signed up for blog tours for The Gossamer Mage and The Orchid Throne and I can’t wait for them! I am waiting for physical ARCs of Shadow Frost, Beasts of the Frozen Sun and The Gossamer Mage. I MIGHT be getting a physical ARC of The Orchid Throne too.

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      2. Gossamer mage, Rotherweird, merciful crow, written, just did the space between time… there might be one more… almost all but three adult books are connected to an author interview or a book tour. As for hard copy arcs… I have containment, shatter the sky is coming, gossamer mage, space between time, rotherweird, witchy eye and witchy winter were sent to me (not arcs but the first two books in the witchy winter series… last book comes out in July and I have an arc of that)… as for fall crooked place is on the way as of yesterday lol… then there is a boat load you can see here.. plus what makes us came and that blog tour, crown of oblivion and again I feel like I’m missing something cause I’m missing something… and this is just hard copies… not earcs.


      3. Okay wow, that’s a lot. I am looking up Rotherweird and the Witchy Winter series.

        I have a lot of eARCs, so many it’s insane… As far as physical ARCs today I FINALLY got these three:
        Shadow Frost
        Beasts of the Frozen Sun
        A Thousand Fires (didn’t know this was coming- they didn’t email back)

        And I’ve had these:
        Only Ashes Remain
        Hollow Kingdom
        The Furies
        Songs from the Deep
        The Birthday Girl
        Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts
        and a few others I think…

        I am so thrilled for a lot of them. I gotta check your post to see what else you have 🙂 We seem to have a lot of similar tastes! OH I signed up for the Crown of Oblivion tour and street team like just the other day.

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      4. Beast of the frozen sun I’ve had. I got the furies a bit ago… still searching for something along the line of the Coven season of American horror story lol the others I havent requested… they havent been on my radar as of yet. I’ll have to see what you think of them.

        That’s awesome about crowns of oblivion!!! 🙂

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      5. The Furies looks really great. I started Beasts of the Frozen Sun over the weekend and I’m not sure if I’m a huge fan… I’m about 100 pages in and not loving it, but not hating it. I am hopeful that it will get better.

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      6. I forgot Kingdom of Souls. But I feel like I’ve hir some kind of limit and no one is talking to me all of a sudden :/ I emailed about the book tour you mentioned since I was sent a hard copy and haven’t heard and got knocked down really quickly on a couple other requests that I have good relationships with (earcs not hard copies) plus one that NetGalley suggested I request that I really wanted… so not sure what is going on? :/ it has been a bad day on a lot of fronts though and it is only 1… so maybe it is just one of those days. I need a publisher soothsayer. I havent started frozen sun year. The furies definitely looks good.

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      7. Honestly I hear back from publishers very rarely. I would say for the ones that actually send me books that I request I hear back 1/3rd of the time. I always include in my email this line — “I would love to be a part of it’s release, even if it is just promotional material. If there is a blog tour I would love an opportunity to join.” when I ask for a physical copy. Which is how I heard about the blog tours.

        I start to feel like none of the publishers like me because they hardly respond… but then books show up at my door… so…. I’m good with it! Haha

        Which book tour did you email about? I feel like I mentioned/signed up for a few, but have yet to hear confirmation on any of them. The only confirmed blog tour that I’m on right now is Lock the Door which is through The Fantastic Flying Book Club (LOVE the books they offer for tours!!) I don’t know if you’ve signed up for their tour list, but they do tours for a lot of books I’m interested in.

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      8. You mentioned Court of Oblivion and since I had the hard copy I emailed Harper about it.

        It isnt emailing publishers directly… it is EW and NG and whoever at the publishing companies that holds those keys. Apparently I’ve pissed them off. I dont know. Maybe I’m just having a bad week that spilled over from a bad weekend starting with a stupid boy and now this just feels bigger than it is. Blek

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      9. Oh, well on Netgalley my ratio is shit, so I get denied sometimes. When I first started I requested too many books and I’ve been trying to get it back on track ever since. It’s funny, sometimes the publishers will send me hard copies and then deny me eARCs. Or I will get approved on Edelweiss and denied on Netgalley. It’s annoying, but at least I have a copy of the book. If I get a physical copy I request eARCs too because I want to fix my ratio and I enjoy reading in both formats. So I totally understand that kind of struggle.

        I hope that things get better. I understand how things can start to feel huge, especially when everything is already going to hell. Luckily when I was recently having a really hard time everything on the blog was going great.

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      10. My % has recovered somewhat on NG to 76. I’ve never hit the gold standard of 80 but I was like one book away until the summe fling. What kills me is that a bunch of publishers approved me on NG and sent the hard copy and I was like kill my % why dont you.. or some approve you on both or both and hard copy or whichever combo… and it isnt ungrateful it is just they dont understand Hahahaha… my eidelwelss ratio (bc they dont have a % but I know I have a backlog will never recover from my hiatus). Or I’m pretty sure anyway. Although some have sequels coming out and that is urging me to maybe poke through it even though it makes my eye twitch lol.

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      11. I had to make a new Edelweiss account like a year ago. So my Edelweiss ratio is way better than my Netgalley.

        It’s that first few months on Netgalley that are still killing me. I literally requested EVERYTHING that looked semi interesting. SO now I have a huge backlog. I read everything I request now and try and go back and read backlog books. I have copies of some books that are older that I really want to read.

        So it’s okay that my ratio is low because I do have a lot of amazing backlog books to read. It’s like I always have plenty of good books to choose from.

        I have basically stopped worrying about my ratio because I get approved for most everything I want anyways. So I just read what I like and hopefully it will slowly rise. I’ve had the account for like… 4 years though. I never DNF books or say I won’t review them though because I hear that hurts your ratio. So I guess on the titles that I read halfway through and set aside I should either write a DNF review or finish them.

        I don’t stop myself from requesting anymore. If I want something pretty bad I’m gonna request it. Even if I know it might take me a little bit to get to. If I know that I won’t read it I totally won’t request it though. But I wouldn’t hesitate on sequels.

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      12. I am honest on Dnfs . I don’t review them publicly but I do let the publisher know why. And when I do that I havent found it to hurt my ratio. I only request sequels if I loooooved the first book. That isnt because of ratios… just because I figure if I can barely remember the first book then one request the sequel. But some I’m dying for lol! The way you aew with NetGalley is how I am with Edelweiss but I wont start a new acct. I hope to get to some of the backlog sooner or later. They are some really good books.

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      13. Ah, see I can remember what happened in books I read FOREVER ago. Like my mom started watching Heartland, and I read some of the books in like… 4th grade maybe? And she was like, you don’t remember what happened. And I started naming characters and telling their backstories and she was like WHAT? You read that forever ago!!

        But I can’t remember events in my real life sometimes. LOL

        It seems like I got locked out of my old Edelweiss account? I don’t know how it happened really.

        As far as my back log books, some of them are probably going to be amazing, and maybe some will be hidden gems, but others just look down right bad. So I guess we will see what happens.

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      14. Shit I just saved a tag about how you cant remember things from some of the best books you read (soc ck and arc of a Scythe and folk of the air aside) and I was like thank god that isnt just me because I felt horrible. I do other tags and I’m like crap I know I have books for this.. but I cant remember anything

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      15. Hahah, well I’m not great at remembering ALL of the details, but I’m pretty good at remembering most of them. When I start a sequel I typically get reminded of what happened in the last book when I am reintroduced to the characters. Plus a lot of times the author does a bit of a re-cap for you. It’s funny though, some books I don’t remember at all. Like Star Crossed by Pintip Dunn, I didn’t even remember that I read it. I recently posted an old review for Circle of Shadows and I hardly remembered the book until I re-read the review. But I do think I remember more about books that I read than the average reader does.


      16. I had to do that for Venators and I just listened to Sanctuary after reading it a year ago. I really liked Sanctuary, when I read it, too. I just needed to go through it again so I got the audible. Venator didnt have an audible.

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      17. Now that would be true if I had been blogging long enough but being I just started a year ago next month and I dont even really count that because of the hiatus I took while my mom was sick? I dont have that backlog lol

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      18. Ahhhh. Well I have written reviews for the past 4 years, blogged for the past like… 1 and a half or 2. So I have a giant backlog on Goodreads. It’s helpful when I’m trying to remember my thoughts.


      19. So I started reviewing for Goodreads read and review groups– basically indie authors looking for reviews, then I started reviewing for Romance Junkies because I reviewed the authors book through a goodreads read and review program and she loved my review style. They showed me Netgalley and after a while I moved away from them and just reviewed Netgalley titles. Eventually it went to book blogging. It all started because I was looking for free books. I found MANY resources for free books along the way, which is how I made my How to get ARCs post that is bookmarked at the top of my blog’s posts. Actually one of the BEST resources in that post is actually a facebook review page called YA Book Stop, they have a lot of AMAZING titles, but by the time I discovered them I was pretty deep into the reviewing world and wish that I had known about them when I first started.

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      20. They have always had amazing books IMO both YA and adult. I didn’t even had a list until yesterday lol. Please I would need another blog to explain the boy. If I was on FB it would say… its complicated. Although maybe this weekend/this week probably showed me it isn’t and moving is the right thing to do.

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      21. Awh, well I hope that it works out the way it should. Sometimes you figure out that it’s not worth all the trouble.

        So through Orbit I have asked for a few books so far, The Ten Thousand Doors of January, The Bone Ships and The Throne of Five Ships, but a lot of their titles look amazing, like The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep! Have you gotten any titles from them yet?

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      22. Thanks… yeah I doubt itll be a happy ending but an ending is an ending I guess.

        Yes. M.r. carey (someone like me) had his last book sent to me and then seven Blades in black and the boy and his dog at the end of the world were the most recent. there were others but I have to go through my blog and look for them. There are some coming in fall that I really want. Of course the names escape me at the moment lol. The one being rereleased I wanted in my summer Fling but the timing didnt work out.

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      23. Seven Blades in Black looks AMAZING. I have an ebook copy of The Boy and His Dog at the End of the World, did you read it? I have no idea if it’s any good because it seemed to pass under everyone’s radar.

        A lot of the fall releases this year look amazing. I want to get on Orbit’s blogger list!!!

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      24. I liked 7 and loved Boy and his Dog. I wish I could tell you how I got on Orbit’s radar for a blogger list. I really don’t know how I got on their radar. I also got an email about being on a blog tour for hideous heart. It isnt definite but I filled out the Google form. Maybe the gods of the publishing world are tired of hearing me cry myself to sleep.

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      25. Lol well it’s hot and cold sometimes!! I am glad to hear about the boy and his dog at the end of the world! I didn’t know much about it but somehow got a copy. Think it might have been a goodreads giveaway. Hideous Heart looks okay, but not really my type of book, you know I’m more of a fantasy geek.


      26. I am too but I do love edgar Allen Poe’s creep factor and the authors that did the rewrites are some serious heavy weight favorites of mine. That and blood Countess are two books I’ve been chomping over. Abrams promised me a copy of blood Countess and I thought it had to be because I was the only goofball who called them up fainting over in the hall with a knife (based on clue) but apparently I am not the only clue nerd out there ready to have a massive coronary over that book lol.

        Hey has a publisher ever denied you a book on Edelweiss and then like two months later changed their mind for no known reason that you know of?

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      27. I have a copy of The Raven’s Tale that I have been wanting to get to. I am not a huge Poe fan, but I do like the vibe. I have to check out Blood Countess, because I have NO idea what you’re talking about.

        Okay as far as Edelweiss, YES. You can ask for a book multiple times and a lot of times they change their mind. What you write in that little box REALLY matters to Edelweiss more than stats. A while back I really didn’t like Edelweiss, but after reading about HOW to actually use their website, I would recommend checking out these two articles from blogger friends of mine (Kaleena @ Reader Voracious and Hamad @ The Book Prescription). They are great Edelweiss tutorials/tips that really helped me use my account way more effectively.


      28. I’ve read Kaleenas… the thing is I didnt rerequest the book. I didnt do anything. It just suddenly reversed itself. I’ve requested books. I get that part. But this is a whole new thing. Especially with Disney-hyperion who doesnt give me Jack shit on edel… barely anything on NG. So I wasnt shocked when it got denied months ago. Then out of nowhere I just got an email saying it was approved. I didn’t do anything lol.

        Blood Countess looks all kinds of fd up cool. I havent seen it on NG but it’s on Edelweiss to check out.

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      29. Disney Hyperion is SO picky! I think that some of the books that were available to request then get changed to download, so suddenly you’re able to read it. That’s the only explanation I can think of. Disney Hyperion has never given me anything that I can remember at least. They always deny me. As soon as I see a book is being published by them I tend to know right away that I won’t get it.


      30. That’s the way it has always been with me too! But I always try for the hell of it. I knew scavenge the stars would be denied. And it was. Like 3 fucking months ago lol. Then 3 or so days ago boom. I get an email… here you go. And I’m like say huh?

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      31. I hate when they take forever to get back to you! I JUST heard back from NETGALLEY on Merciful Crow and they denied me, but I already read it on Edelweiss. It would have been nice to have one more to bump up my ratio. I got denied for The Grace Year on Netgalley, but got it through Edelweiss as well. I think the same thing happened with The Girl the Sea Gave Back. Like Netgalley won’t give me any of those titles, but I’m pretty sure they were all available to download through Edelweiss…. whatever. At least I get to read them and share the content on my blog.

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      32. That happened with me and Killing Nov on NG. MC I got the NG link straight from the publisicist for this summer thinger. The grace year I got an email to get directly but it wasnt something I was really interested in THEN I got an email from NG for the Cursed which I was dying for…. request it through the fn email and get denied. I’m like what the fuck is that shit???

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      33. LOL I swear sometimes it’s just all over the place. Now I am jealous of some of the books you got! I really wanted a copy of Killing November!! I haven’t ever had a book widget that someone sent me via email for Netgalley not work. If you have technical issues with Netgalley, typically they get back to you pretty quick if you complain. I once sent a complaint email though about how I got approved for a book and went to download it and it was archived, and 3 days later still hadn’t heard back. So I rated the book 1 star and said that it was archived and I couldn’t read it and got an email 10 minutes later sending me a link to download the book and they asked me to update my review upon reading. LOL Looks like that got their attention! But most of the time they’re pretty helpful when there are technical issues. I do find it pretty funny that I will be denied one place and accepted another, like shouldn’t publishers have the same policies across the board? Like for Only Ashes Remain, I got denied on Netgalley, but the publisher sent me a physical ARC. LIKE WHAT? But IK my Netgalley ratio isn’t great, so I really can’t complain.

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      34. Sometimes (well for me although I could be wrong) I think that it is/was because some publishers are more educator/school library based on NG and didnt forgive me for panning their ELA products when I was district level in St Louis but I have my ethics. Not sure what to tell them.

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