Can’t Wait Wednesday — 9/4/19

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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 Memory Thief by Lauren Mansy.jpgThe Memory Thief by Lauren Mansy

Publication Date: October 1st, 2019

In the city of Craewick, memories reign. The power-obsessed ruler of the city, Madame, has cultivated a society in which memories are currency, citizens are divided by ability, and Gifted individuals can take memories from others through touch as they please.

Seventeen-year-old Etta Lark is desperate to live outside of the corrupt culture, but grapples with the guilt of an accident that has left her mother bedridden in the city’s asylum. When Madame threatens to put her mother up for auction, a Craewick practice in which a “criminal’s” memories are sold to the highest bidder before being killed, Etta will do whatever it takes to save her. Even if it means rejoining the Shadows, the rebel group she swore off in the wake of the accident years earlier.

To prove her allegiance to the Shadows and rescue her mother, Etta must steal a memorized map of the Maze, a formidable prison created by the bloodthirsty ruler of a neighboring Realm. So she sets out on a journey in which she faces startling attacks, unexpected romance, and, above all, her own past in order to set things right in her world.

I am super excited for this book and I just got a physical ARC. A book where memories are currency and they can be transferred by touch? I couldn’t think of a cooler concept. I loved the last title that I got from Blink YA, Tiger Queen (check out my review here), so I was thrilled when they were willing to send me a copy of this book as well. I am hopeful that this might wind up being a 5 star read for me!

Sisters of shadow and light by sara b larsonSisters of Shadow and Light by Sara B. Larson

Publication Date: November 5th, 2019

From the acclaimed author of DEFY, Sara B. Larson, SISTERS OF SHADOW AND LIGHT is a timeless and fantastical tale of sisterly love and powerful magic

“The night my sister was born, the stars died and were reborn in her eyes…”.

Zuhra and Inara have grown up in the Citadel of the Paladins, an abandoned fortress where legendary, magical warriors once lived before disappearing from the world―including their Paladin father the night Inara was born.

On that same night, a massive, magical hedge grew and imprisoned them within the citadel. Inara inherited their father’s Paladin power; her eyes glow blue and she is able to make plants grow at unbelievable rates, but she has been trapped in her own mind because of a “roar” that drowns everything else out―leaving Zuhra virtually alone with their emotionally broken human mother.

For fifteen years they have lived, trapped in the citadel, with little contact from the outside world…until the day a stranger passes through the hedge, and everything changes.

This book sounds really different and unique, and is from an author who I have heard nothing but good things about. The early reviews are coming in and they say that the world is super immersive, the characters are fantastic and the plot grabs you immediately. I have an eARC of this book and I’m really hopeful that I love this one!

Fireborne by Rosaria MundaFireborne by Rosaria Munda

Publication Date: October 15th, 2019

Game of Thrones meets Red Rising in a debut young adult fantasy that’s full of rivalry, romance… and dragons.

Annie and Lee were just children when a brutal revolution changed their world, giving everyone—even the lowborn—a chance to test into the governing class of dragonriders.

Now they are both rising stars in the new regime, despite backgrounds that couldn’t be more different. Annie’s lowborn family was executed by dragonfire, while Lee’s aristocratic family was murdered by revolutionaries. Growing up in the same orphanage forged their friendship, and seven years of training have made them rivals for the top position in the dragonriding fleet.

But everything changes when survivors from the old regime surface, bent on reclaiming the city.

With war on the horizon and his relationship with Annie changing fast, Lee must choose to kill the only family he has left or to betray everything he’s come to believe in. And Annie must decide whether to protect the boy she loves . . . or step up to be the champion her city needs.

From debut author Rosaria Munda comes a gripping adventure that calls into question which matters most: the family you were born into, or the one you’ve chosen.

So I was dying to get an ARC of this book, but I got denied. On Twitter someone asked what everyone’s most anticipated upcoming releases were and I had listed Fireborne and someone else on that thread offered to send me their physical ARC! I haven’t read a ton about dragons, but I have been dying to read more about them and even featured books about dragons for a recent Top 5 Saturday topic! I am absolutely thrilled that I have a copy and I am dying to read it.


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. Okay well when I first started emailing publishers I never heard back. Then sometimes books started showing up without a response and now I get books more frequently. I request any title that I’m excited about on my upcoming TBR about 3 months in advance and then I do get a few. I’d say keep trying. Indies are a lot easier to get. I can agree with that

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      2. Thanks for the advice! I think this is something many international book bloggers struggle with, but it’s OK. Maybe one day I’ll get lucky! But for now, it’s not like I don’t have a bazillion backlist titles to read or anything 😅 ahaha… 😬

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