Can’t Wait Wednesday — 11/20/19

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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.

Infinity Son by Adam Silvera

Balancing epic and intensely personal stakes, bestselling author Adam Silvera’s Infinity Son is a gritty, fast-paced adventure about two brothers caught up in a magical war generations in the making.
Growing up in New York, brothers Emil and Brighton always idolized the Spell Walkers—a vigilante group sworn to rid the world of specters. While the Spell Walkers and other celestials are born with powers, specters take them, violently stealing the essence of endangered magical creatures.
Brighton wishes he had a power so he could join the fray. Emil just wants the fighting to stop. The cycle of violence has taken a toll, making it harder for anyone with a power to live peacefully and openly. In this climate of fear, a gang of specters has been growing bolder by the day.
Then, in a brawl after a protest, Emil manifests a power of his own—one that puts him right at the heart of the conflict and sets him up to be the heroic Spell Walker Brighton always wanted to be.
Brotherhood, love, and loyalty will be put to the test, and no one will escape the fight unscathed.

I basically picked up an ARC of this book because of a recommendation from Susan @ Novel Lives.She’s basically my bookish twin because we always love the same books with only a few exceptions. I have read books she recommended before and they’re always pretty great, so I’m trusting her and checking out Adam Silvera’s newest book.

The God Game by Danny Tobey

You are invited!
Come inside and play with G.O.D.
Bring your friends!
It’s fun!
But remember the rules. Win and ALL YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE.™ Lose, you die!
With those words, Charlie and his friends enter the G.O.D. Game, a video game run by underground hackers and controlled by a mysterious AI that believes it’s God. Through their phone-screens and high-tech glasses, the teens’ realities blur with a virtual world of creeping vines, smoldering torches, runes, glyphs, gods, and mythical creatures. When they accomplish a mission, the game rewards them with expensive tech, revenge on high-school tormentors, and cash flowing from ATMs. Slaying a hydra and drawing a bloody pentagram as payment to a Greek god seem harmless at first. Fun even.
But then the threatening messages start. Worship me. Obey me. Complete a mission, however cruel, or the game reveals their secrets and crushes their dreams. Tasks that seemed harmless at first take on deadly consequences. Mysterious packages show up at their homes. Shadowy figures start following them, appearing around corners, attacking them in parking garages. Who else is playing this game, and how far will they go to win?
And what of the game’s first promise: win, win big, lose, you die? Dying in a virtual world doesn’t really mean death in real life—does it?
As Charlie and his friends try to find a way out of the game, they realize they’ve been manipulated into a bigger web they can’t escape: an AI that learned its cruelty from watching us.
God is always watching, and He says when the game is done.

This wouldn’t have made my list, but a limited edition ARC showed up at my door today and it’s absolutely gorgeous. Now I’m intrigued and I totally have to check this one out.

Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibañez

A lush tapestry of magic, romance, and revolución, drawing inspiration from Bolivian politics and history.

Ximena is the decoy Condesa, a stand-in for the last remaining Illustrian royal. Her people lost everything when the usurper, Atoc, used an ancient relic to summon ghosts and drive the Illustrians from La Ciudad. Now Ximena’s motivated by her insatiable thirst for revenge, and her rare ability to spin thread from moonlight.

When Atoc demands the real Condesa’s hand in marriage, it’s Ximena’s duty to go in her stead. She relishes the chance, as Illustrian spies have reported that Atoc’s no longer carrying his deadly relic. If Ximena can find it, she can return the true aristócrata to their rightful place.

She hunts for the relic, using her weaving ability to hide messages in tapestries for the resistance. But when a masked vigilante, a warm-hearted princess, and a thoughtful healer challenge Ximena, her mission becomes more complicated. There could be a way to overthrow the usurper without starting another war, but only if Ximena turns her back on revenge—and her Condesa.

I requested an ARC of this months ago and it just got granted. This book looks like a great cultural fantasy that I will probably love. It sounds pretty fascinating, but I have no idea what to expect.

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? Make sure to comment so we can talk about titles we can’t wait to read!

18 thoughts on “Can’t Wait Wednesday — 11/20/19

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      1. Oh wow! I rarely review ARCs that early. I just read a book that doesn’t come out until March (even though I have 2 November ARCs I still haven’t read) and I am going to hold the review for months and I just… WANT TO SHOUT ABOUT IT!

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      2. I dont worry about my feedback ratio too much anymore because I’ve been reviewing for Netgalley since 2014 so having 20 unread books doesn’t make a huge difference for me. Once I get ahead in reviews it’s easier though. For example in summer I was really ahead and had like 12 reviews saved up for October and September. So then I posted them within 2 weeks before the publication date. But I kinda went crazy requesting fall ARCs so now I’m back to reading books the month before they come out rather than 2 or 3 months ahead of time. But I only requested one December review copy and while I do hope to read some backlist titles I know I’ll probably also wind up getting ahead in 2020 ARCs too. I wish I was as far ahead as I was in summer though. But I guess that also gave me the freedom to go nuts on fall ARCs which was great bc a lot of great titles come out in fall. I’m trying to have a bit more self control when it comes to ARCs because from June to the end of October I read nothing but ARCs with like… 3 or 4 exceptions and I want to be able to read more backlist titles without stressing about how if I read a backlist book it will get me behind on my ARCs. I have a fear of missing out when it comes to ARCs I guess. Lol

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      3. I’ve been blogging since July 2014 and reviewed hundreds of books on NetGalley, Amazon, and Goodreads. And then, right after Amazon and Goodreads linked up, my accounts got hacked and were deleted. I was trying to change my security info on NetGalley when I mistakenly deleted that. So I’ve had to start over. I’ve got over 50 reviews posted on NetGalley with a 96% feedback ratio, and despite my own weakness for ARCS, I’m determined to keep it well above 80%!

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      4. Oh wow I would be so pissed if I had to start over. 96 percent ratio is pretty damn good though. I get almost any arc that I want besides the huge names like Queen of Nothing and Ninth House so I’m not super worried about it when I hold reviews for a few months but it helps when I have reviews stored. What I would do if I were you is probably just submit my feedback when I finish but then go back and edit it and add links once it’s closer to publication. That way I could post closer to the publication date still. But it all depends on publishers preferences

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  1. We are completely book sisters I just suck and have been absentee while my site gets ready for Saturday and I settle into my new city and part time job. I mean hell we even have the SAME part time job I mean what is THAT about????? Plus Pavel had that serious health scare I’m sick but I we will catch up via text and I have to give you what *what will be* my new number- itll ne a couple weeks before it is official so dont worry! Love you! Yay Infinity Son!

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    1. You’ve got a lot going on so trust me I understand!! I have been a bit absentee as well because I just have a hard time this time of year. I am so excited for you and all the great things you have happening in your life. I can’t wait to catch up with you about everything because I think getting out of St Louis will make you so much happier! AND WHAT YOU’RE WORKING AT BARNES AND NOBLE TOO? YOU NEVER TOLD ME??!


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