Can’t Wait Wednesday — 8/14/19

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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.

Doggie Emergency!

Roxy - My English Springer Spaniel
For those of you who don’t know, this is Roxy my English Springer Spaniel

After the chaos of today I wanted to explain why I’m late on this week’s Can’t Wait Wednesday post. I had a bit of a doggie emergency today. Roxy ate a whole bottle of pills and gave me quite the scare! I had to try to get her and our other spaniel Sophie to vomit up the pills. Good news is that all the puppies are going to be okay, but I need to watch her and I’ve got to give her medicine to make sure she doesn’t get a stomach ulcer. After all the chaos I totally forgot about writing my Can’t Wait Wednesday post on time.

The Seven Endless Forests by April Genevieve TucholkeThe Seven Endless Forests by April Genevieve Tucholke

In this gorgeous standalone companion to the critically acclaimed fantasy, The Boneless Mercies, April Tucholke spins a bold and blood-hungry retelling of the King Arthur legend that is perfect for fans of Naomi Novik, Garth Nix, and Laini Taylor.

On the heels of a devastating plague, Torvi’s sister, Morgunn is stolen from the family farm by Uther, a flame-loving Fremish wolf-priest who leads a pack of ragged, starving girls. Torvi leaves the only home she’s ever known, and joins a shaven-skulled druid and a band of roaming Elsh artists known as the Butcher Bards. They set out on a quest to rescue Torvi’s sister, and find a mythical sword.

On their travels, Torvi and her companions will encounter magical night wilds and mystical Drakes who trade in young men. They will sing rowdy Elshland ballads in a tree-town tavern, and find a mysterious black tower in an Endless Forest. They will fight alongside famous Vorseland archers and barter with Fremish wizards. They will feast with rogue Jade Fell children in a Skal Mountain cave, and seek the help of a Pig Witch. They will face wild, dangerous magic that leads to love, joy, tragedy, and death.

Torvi set out to rescue a sister, but she may find it’s merely the first step toward a life that is grander and more glorious than anything she could have imagined.

Ever since I picked up Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea and it’s sequel at a used library book sale I have been obsessed with April Genevieve Tucholke. (Check out my review of Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea here!) That book is one of my absolute favorites. I tried very hard to get a copy of The Boneless Mercies, and wound up getting it through Twitter’s #ARCsfortrade. I am really excited for this companion standalone to The Boneless Mercies and am going to try and get my hands on an ARC.

Red Hood by Elana K Arnold.jpgRed Hood by Elana K Arnold

You are alone in the woods, seen only by the unblinking yellow moon. Your hands are empty. You are nearly naked.

And the wolf is angry.

Since her grandmother became her caretaker when she was four years old, Bisou Martel has lived a quiet life in a little house in Seattle. She’s kept mostly to herself. She’s been good. But then comes the night of homecoming, when she finds herself running for her life over roots and between trees, a fury of claws and teeth behind her. A wolf attacks. Bisou fights back. A new moon rises. And with it, questions. About the blood in Bisou’s past and on her hands as she stumbles home. About broken boys and vicious wolves. About girls lost in the woods—frightened, but not alone.

Elana K. Arnold, National Book Award finalist and author of the Printz Honor book Damsel, returns with a dark, engrossing, blood-drenched tale of the familiar threats to female power—and one girl’s journey to regain it.

I love fairy tale re-tellings and this one looks dark and fascinating. I love dark re-tellings and haven’t read any re-tellings of Little Red Riding Hood. I have already heard amazing things about this book and I can’t wait to read it. I have heard that it is written in 2nd person, so I’m a little weary about that, but I’ve also heard that it works for the story. I have an eARC, but I might also try to get my hands on a physical copy.

The Stars We Steal by Alexa DonneThe Stars We Steal by Alexa Donne

Engagement season is in the air. Eighteen-year-old Princess Leonie “Leo” Kolburg, heir to a faded European spaceship, only has one thing on her mind: which lucky bachelor can save her family from financial ruin?

But when Leo’s childhood friend and first love Elliot returns as the captain of a successful whiskey ship, everything changes. Elliot was the one that got away, the boy Leo’s family deemed to be unsuitable for marriage. Now, he’s the biggest catch of the season and he seems determined to make Leo’s life miserable. But old habits die hard, and as Leo navigates the glittering balls of the Valg Season, she finds herself failing for her first love in a game of love, lies, and past regrets.

I don’t read a ton of books set on spaceships, and I almost passed this one by because of that fact. But then I remembered how much I loved Artemis and the Across the Universe series and decided that I might as well read the synopsis. This sounds almost like The Selection on a space ship. I love books that have balls in them and I am actually trash for multiple suitors, so I’m really excited for this one!


Let’s Chat!

What books can you not wait for? Are you excited for the books I listed? Are you going to add any of these to your TBR? Have you read any of them yet? Have you read any other titles that any of these authors have written? Make sure to comment so we can talk about titles we can’t wait to read!


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    1. I try to stay on top of all the new releases, but I’ve been stalking April Genevieve Tucholke for a while waiting to hear about her next book. Did you read Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea?

      I can’t wait to hear for Laini Taylor to announce her next book either.


      1. I only know that she’s the author of Wink Midnight Poppy and Boneless Mercies and this is the first time I knew about the sequel to BM. I haven’t read the book yet but would love to get myself a copy.. How’s Boneless Mercies? Did you love it?

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      2. So I LOVED Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, that duology is among my top 10 favorite titles. I did really enjoy Boneless Mercies, but not as much as I did her duology. I would highly recommend all of her books though!

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    1. Yesterday I was so worried! I wound up pacing so much. I didn’t realize just HOW much I was pacing until 3am when my legs were killing me and then I saw how many steps I had gotten. I’m so glad they’re all going to be okay.

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