Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Can't Wait Wednesday (161)


Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings to spotlight highly anticipated books.  It is based on the Waiting on Wednesday meme which used to be hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.



FROM GOODREADS: #1 New York Times bestseller Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse mysteries, True Blood, Midnight Crossing) delivers the first thriller in a new trilogy that presents a chilling alternate history of the United States where everyone believes in magic—but no one is sure whether they can trust it.

Gunnie Lizbeth Rose has been hired by a pair of Russian sorcerers as both their local guide and muscle through the small towns of East Texas as they search for a distant relative of an infamous sorcerer whose bloodline can help save their emperor-in-exile as an ever increasing number of assassins tries to stop them.

After the assassination of FDR in the 1930s, the US collapses and is picked off by the UK, Canada, Mexico, and Russia. We find ourselves in the southwestern states now known as Texoma. It is here that the gunnie Lizbeth Rose tries to piece out a life, running security on runs from Texoma, across the border to Mexico where work and prospects are stronger. When two Russian magicians come looking for a man named Alex Karkarov, they hire Lizbeth to find him or his family, but there are problems: The man they're looking for is dead, but he has a daughter they now need to find, as an ever-growing set of sorcerers and gunnies do not want them to succeed. It’s a good thing Lizbeth is a deadly gunfighter; too bad she hates sorcerers, even the ones she has to learn to rely on.

#1 New York Times bestseller Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse mysteries/True Blood, Midnight Crossing) returns to fantasy in a taut thriller set in a United States where magic is an acknowledged truth, but disreputable.

WHY I CAN'T WAIT:  I am still bummed that the Midnight Texas series is over and I'm looking for something to take its place. Plus, doesn't this just sound fun?

WHAT BOOK CAN'T YOU WAIT FOR THIS WEEK????

35 comments:

  1. This does sound fun, and I've heard good things about Midnight, Texas (I still need to watch the show). I can see trying this.

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    1. The show wasn't great but it was fun and entertaining. I love the characters though.

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  2. I haven't read Charlaine Harris' books for awhile now. I need to dig back into her books again! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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    1. This one sounds so interesting. I'm excited to give it a try.

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  3. Ahhhhh, how brilliant is this blurb? Magic and gunfighters -- I love this premise!

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    1. Seems like western elements are showing up more and more in fantasy.

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  4. Oh cool, this cover must have come out recently, I've been waiting to see it. I'm excited for this too!

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    1. I just started seeing it last week so I think so.

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  5. I got an ARC of this last week at a Book Expo dinner. Charlaine spoke about writing the book and was very witty.

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    1. She writes so much and has so much going on. She must be a very busy person!

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  6. That Charlaine Harris - she's all about the series and new books. Amazing!

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  7. I have only read a couple of Charlaine Harris' books but I really enjoyed them :) Going to have to pick this one up, too!

    Megan - Ginger Mom and the Kindle Quest

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    1. I would also recommend her Midnight Texas series. It's a trilogy and they are all out. The Sookie series went on and on and on.

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  8. I'm really excited for this book. It sounds so awesome! Great pick!

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  9. I loved Charlaine Harris' Sookie series. I have Midnight Crossing but haven't read it yet. This series looks really good too.

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    1. I actually think the Midnight books are better.

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  10. I have not read anything by this author before, but I have heard great things. The magic element of this one is really intriguing to me. I hope that you love it. :)

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    1. Thanks. She has plenty of different stuff out so if you decide to try her, you'll have lots to chose from.

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  11. This is new to me, but it sounds like a great read. Hope you'll enjoy it :)

    My CWW Pick

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  12. I really want to read this one too! I requested it from Edelweiss as soon as it popped up so I have my fingers crossed. I hope you enjoy it when you get the chance to read it Barb!

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  13. I couldn't really get into her Sookie Stackhouse series, but the premise of this one sounds way more like my kind of thing!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  14. Hey, this sounds really interesting!! You know, I've been meaning to read the Sookie Stackhouse series, but have just never gotten around to it. I did skim a little of the first book, but didn't quite like it.... I guess I do prefer YA vamp books. Lol. But I might give it another go.

    This particular book does sound very compelling, though. You already know I LOVE alternate histories, and especially of the U.S.!! This one might be yet another buddy read! Lol.

    Thanks for sharing! Thanks as well for commenting on my own CWW post!! HUGS TO YOU AND THE PUPS, AND WOOF, WOOF TO THEM!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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    1. I hope we both love this one. I hope to send you out a note this weekend. Hope all is well!

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  15. I never got around to reading Midnight Texas but this one sounds fantastic. Definitely going to be reading this.

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    1. I think this one will be quite popular.

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  16. I really like the sound of this one too and it's on my list.
    Lynn :D

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    1. I think it's getting added to a lot of lists :)

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  17. Haven't ever read any of this author's books, but I have heard the name - that cover is also pretty cool. Hope you enjoy this new series, Barb. :)

    Thanks for visiting Finding Wonderland.

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  18. I still haven't read anything by this author! I've always been curious about Midnight, Texas though!

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  19. Hope you enjoy it when you get it!

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