Can’t Wait Wednesday — 11/6/19

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Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endingsbased 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 Unwilling by Kelly Braffet.jpgThe Unwilling by Kelly Braffet

Publication Date: February 11th, 2020

“Fantasy at its most sublime.”—Erin Morgenstern, NYT bestselling author of The Night Circus

A penetrating tale of magic, faith and pride…

The Unwilling is the story of Judah, a foundling born with a special gift and raised inside Highfall castle along with Gavin, the son and heir to Lord Elban’s vast empire. Judah and Gavin share an unnatural bond that is both the key to her survival…and possibly her undoing.

As Gavin is groomed for his future role, Judah comes to realize that she has no real position within the kingdom, in fact, no hope at all of ever traveling beyond its castle walls. Elban—a lord as mighty as he is cruel—has his own plans for her, for all of them. She is a mere pawn to him, and he will stop at nothing to get what he wants.

But outside the walls, in the starving, desperate city, a magus, a healer with his own secret power unlike anything Highfall has seen in years, is newly arrived from the provinces. He, too, has plans for the empire, and at the heart of those plans lies Judah… The girl who started life with no name and no history will soon uncover more to her story than she ever imagined.

An epic tale of greed and ambition, cruelty and love, this deeply immersive novel is about bowing to traditions and burning them down.

It was the cover that first got me interested in this book, but that also makes me nervous because lately a lot of books that had gorgeous covers wound up disappointing me. The synopsis sounds really intriguing though, so I am excited but trying not to get my hopes up TOO high.

Master of Sorrows by Justin Travis CallMaster of Sorrows by Justin Travis Call

Publication Date: February 21st, 2020

You have heard the story before – of a young boy, orphaned through tragic circumstances, raised by a wise old man, who comes to a fuller knowledge of his magic and uses it to fight the great evil that threatens his world.

But what if the boy hero and the malevolent, threatening taint were one and the same?

What if the boy slowly came to realize he was the reincarnation of an evil god? Would he save the world . . . or destroy it?

Among the Academy’s warrior-thieves, Annev de Breth is an outlier. Unlike his classmates who were stolen as infants from the capital city, Annev was born in the small village of Chaenbalu, was believed to be executed, and then unknowingly raised by his parents’ killers.

Seventeen years later, Annev struggles with the burdens of a forbidden magic, a forgotten heritage, and a secret deformity. When he is subsequently caught between the warring ideologies of his priestly mentor and the Academy’s masters, he must choose between forfeiting his promising future at the Academy or betraying his closest friends. Each decision leads to a deeper dilemma, until Annev finds himself pressed into a quest he does not wish to fulfil.

Will he finally embrace the doctrine of his tutors, murder a stranger, and abandon his mentor? Or will he accept the more difficult truth of who he is . . . and the darker truth of what he may become . . .

A lot of my friends are excited for this and while I didn’t really love the cover once I read the synopsis I knew that I wanted to read this one. The early reviews are incredible and I am really excited for this one.

All the Pretty Things by Emily ArsenalAll the Pretty Things by Emily Arsenault

Publication Date: March 17th, 2020

For fans of Sadie and The Cheerleaders comes an all new thriller about a boy who turns up dead under suspicious circumstances and the one girl who may be the key to solving the mystery of his untimely death.

For Ivy, summer means roller-coaster season, spinning cotton candy at the Fabuland amusement park, and hanging out with her best friend, Morgan. But this summer is different.

One morning, Morgan finds a dead body. It’s their former classmate and coworker Ethan. To make matters worse, Morgan is taken to a hospital psych ward only days later, and she’s not saying much–not even to Ivy.

The police claim that Ethan simply took a bad fall, but Ivy isn’t convinced and realizes it’s up to her to get answers. What she finds is unsettling–it’s clear that some people aren’t being honest about Ethan’s last night at Fabuland. Including Morgan. And the more secrets Ivy uncovers, the closer she gets to unraveling dark truths that will change her life forever.

All I needed to read was that this book was for fans of Sadie and The Cheerleaders, both of which I loved. I haven’t even read the synopsis, but if they’re comparing this book to those I know I need 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. I haven’t heard of The Unwilling before, added it to my TBR! And I wonder if I have a UK version of Master of Sorrows because I’ve had a finished copy for months that I bought online? Either way, the cover is beautiful and it sounds really fun!

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    1. Sometimes books get republished so that makes sense. I have seen reviews online that didnt look like they were for the ARC.. so it might be getting republished or US rights. As for The Unwilling I hope that I really enjoy it but lately I’ve gotten a few duds that I picked up bc of beautiful covers

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