"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
You might have noticed I missed last week's post. That's because life has been a little crazy with the end of the semester fast approaching. It's exciting to think that at the end of this week I will have finished my first year of college! There's been a lot of ups and downs, but I'm here to talk to you about books!
This week I am excited for two book: The Beholder by Anna Bright and Teeth in the Mist by Dawn Kurtagich.
The Beholder seduced me with its cover. It is absolutely gorgeous, and paired with the synopsis, I am super excited. From what I've read about it, the book is sorta like The Selection at sea. The main character Selah has to get married in order to rule her country, and after her initial plan fails, she has to meet eligible bachelors from three other countries. It sounds like the book mixes in a bunch of different fairy tales as well. The description makes clear that there's an evil stepmother like character. I'm excited to see what other stories will show up. The book seems to take place in our world but not quite, and I'm really hoping there will be a map because A) maps are awesome and B) books with a lot of travel can be confusing. With a cover this pretty, I really hope the book is amazing.
Selah has waited her whole life for a happily ever after. As the only daughter of the leader of Potomac, she knows her duty is to find the perfect match, a partner who will help secure the future of her people. Now that day has finally come.
But after an excruciatingly public rejection from her closest childhood friend, Selah’s stepmother suggests an unthinkable solution: Selah must set sail across the Atlantic, where a series of potential suitors awaits—and if she doesn’t come home engaged, she shouldn’t come home at all.
From English castle gardens to the fjords of Norge, and under the eye of the dreaded Imperiya Yotne, Selah’s quest will be the journey of a lifetime. But her stepmother’s schemes aren’t the only secrets hiding belowdecks…and the stakes of her voyage may be higher than any happy ending.
Release: June 4, 2019
I was intrigued by Teeth in the Mist when I saw the cover. I might have a thing for getting sucked in by book covers. The description 'genre-bending epic horror-fantasy' adds to my interest. I'm not a big horror reader, but it's compared to Kendare Blake and Ransom Riggs, both of whom I really like. It's based on the story of Faust, which I'm not familiar with. I've heard it is on the scarier side as well, so I'll probably need to read it in the middle of the day with all the lights on, but I'm willing to do that if the book is as good as people say. I also like the idea of three young women across multiple centuries fighting an ancient evil man who might still be watching them.
A genre-bending epic horror-fantasy, inspired by the legend of Faust, that spans generations as an ancient evil is uncovered--perfect for fans of Kendare Blake and Ransom Riggs.
Before the birth of time, a monk uncovers the Devil's Tongue and dares to speak it. The repercussions will be felt for generations...
Sixteen-year-old photography enthusiast Zoey has been fascinated by the haunted, burnt-out ruins of Medwyn Mill House for as long as she can remember--so she and her best friend, Poulton, run away from home to explore them. But are they really alone in the house? And who will know if something goes wrong?
In 1851, seventeen-year-old Roan arrives at the Mill House as a ward--one of three, all with something to hide from their new guardian. When Roan learns that she is connected to an ancient secret, she must escape the house before she is trapped forever.
1583. Hermione, a new young bride, accompanies her husband to the wilds of North Wales where he plans to build the largest water mill and mansion in the area. But rumors of unholy rituals lead to a tragic occurrence and she will need all her strength to defeat it.
Three women, centuries apart, drawn together by one Unholy Pact. A pact made by a man who, more than a thousand years later, may still be watching...
Release: June 11, 2019