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 upcoming 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.
I haven’t posted a Can’t Wait Wednesday post in months, but honestly it has been a while since I’ve gotten really excited about new releases. It appears that I may finally be coming out of this dreadful coronavirus induced slump, because I’m reading a lot more than I have been and I am getting hype for certain books.
Publication Date: September 1st, 2020
Welcome to a world made dangerous by the sea and by those who wish to profit from it. Where a young girl must find her place and her family while trying to survive in a world built for men.
As the daughter of the most powerful trader in the Narrows, the sea is the only home seventeen-year-old Fable has ever known. It’s been four years since the night she watched her mother drown during an unforgiving storm. The next day her father abandoned her on a legendary island filled with thieves and little food. To survive she must keep to herself, learn to trust no one and rely on the unique skills her mother taught her. The only thing that keeps her going is the goal of getting off the island, finding her father and demanding her rightful place beside him and his crew. To do so Fable enlists the help of a young trader named West to get her off the island and across the Narrows to her father.
But her father’s rivalries and the dangers of his trading enterprise have only multiplied since she last saw him and Fable soon finds that West isn’t who he seems. Together, they will have to survive more than the treacherous storms that haunt the Narrows if they’re going to stay alive.
Okay so I probably would have requested this book based on the cover alone, but when I saw that it was written by Adrienne Young I didn’t hesitate. I LOVED The Girl the Sea Gave Back and this story just sounded so fascinating. I’m already reading this book even though it doesn’t come out until September because right now if a book gets me excited I’m reading it right then and there. But guys, this book. THIS BOOK! I’m already about halfway through and I think I finally found a 5 star read!! I am in love with this story! (It’s available on Edelweiss and I highly recommend you go get yourself a copy ASAP.)
Publication Date: October 13th, 2020
In 1893, there’s no such thing as witches. There used to be, in the wild, dark days before the burnings began, but now witching is nothing but tidy charms and nursery rhymes. If the modern woman wants any measure of power, she must find it at the ballot box.
But when the Eastwood sisters–James Juniper, Agnes Amaranth, and Beatrice Belladonna–join the suffragists of New Salem, they begin to pursue the forgotten words and ways that might turn the women’s movement into the witch’s movement. Stalked by shadows and sickness, hunted by forces who will not suffer a witch to vote-and perhaps not even to live-the sisters will need to delve into the oldest magics, draw new alliances, and heal the bond between them if they want to survive.
There’s no such thing as witches. But there will be.
The Ten Thousand Doors of January was one of my favorite books of last year (check out my review) and I am super hype for this book. Honestly back when I saw the pitch for this novel as “suffragist witches” I was a little skeptical, but I knew that I would read anything that Alix E Harrow wrote. This book is about sisterhood and suffragettes set in an alternate history Salem. My expectations are high, and I really don’t think that Alix E Harrow will disappoint!!
Publication Date: October 20th, 2020
Cerys is safe in the kingdom of Aloriya.
Here there are no droughts, disease, or famine, and peace is everlasting. It has been this way for hundreds of years, since the first king made a bargain with the Lady who ruled the forest that borders the kingdom. But as Aloriya prospered, the woods grew dark, cursed, and forbidden. Cerys knows this all too well: when she was young, she barely escaped as the woods killed her friends and her mother. Now Cerys carries a small bit of the curse—the magic—in her blood, a reminder of the day she lost everything. The most danger she faces now, as a gardener’s daughter, is the annoying fox who stalks the royal gardens and won’t leave her alone.
As a new queen is crowned, however, things long hidden in the woods descend on the kingdom itself. Cerys is forced on the run, her only companions the small fox from the garden, a strange and powerful bear, and the magic in her veins. It’s up to her to find the legendary Lady of the Wilds and beg for a way to save her home. But the road is darker and more dangerous than she knows, and as secrets from the past are uncovered amid the teeth and roots of the forest, it’s going to take everything she has just to survive.
Something about this book just really grabbed me as soon as I saw it. It’s a quest fantasy that is apparently a pretty fast paced read, but did I mention that there is a fox that is a main part of the story? Oh and also, it’s a Beauty and the Beast re-telling! The early reviews say that the book has lyrical prose, yet it is also a page turner. I requested a copy from Edelweiss yesterday and I’ve already been approved. I might be reading this one super early as well.
Are you looking forward to any of these titles? What upcoming books are high on your wish list? Are there any upcoming books by authors that you love that you are dying to get your hands on? Have you heard of these titles? Did my post make you add of these books to your TBR? Make sure to comment below so we can chat about the books you can’t wait for!