Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Can't Wait Wednesday (239)


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.

So the public has spoken - Cass is now a full-time contributor to Can't Wait Wednesday.  That means each week you'll see two books here. Of course Cass is already lobbying for an increase in salary (at least he works for treats - and bandanas).





FROM GOODREADS: Ever since Margot was born, it’s been just her and her mother. No answers to Margot’s questions about what came before. No history to hold on to. No relative to speak of. Just the two of them, stuck in their run-down apartment, struggling to get along.

But that’s not enough for Margot. She wants family. She wants a past. And she just found the key she needs to get it: A photograph, pointing her to a town called Phalene. Pointing her home. Only, when Margot gets there, it’s not what she bargained for.

Margot’s mother left for a reason. But was it to hide her past? Or was it to protect Margot from what’s still there?

The only thing Margot knows for sure is there’s poison in their family tree, and their roots are dug so deeply into Phalene that now that she’s there, she might never escape.  

WHY I CAN'T WAIT:  I still need to read Wilder Girls but I was very curious when I saw this cover.  I really want to know what poison is in Margot's family tree.  Sounds ominous! 

CASSIUS'S PICK:


FROM GOODREADS:  In the 54 years she has run the Barby Keel Animal Sanctuary, deep in the Kent countryside, Barby has taken in all manner of animals in need of love, care and a second chance at life. She thinks she's seen it all until Gabby, a scruffy, golden-haired terrier, arrives on her doorstep.

Trembling, her eyes wide with fear, Gabby is unable to play with other dogs and is completely mute. When Barby discovers that Gabby has been kept locked indoors her whole life, all becomes clear - Gabby has never learnt to be a dog.

Soon Barby has fallen in love with this strange little mutt and is determined to help her connect with her true nature. But when tragedy befalls Barby, it is not only Gabby but the entire animal sanctuary that's at stake...

WHY CASS CAN'T WAIT:  While this sounds sad at first, I think it's gonna have a good outcome.  I can't wait to teach my puppy how to bark and be a dog.  I'm going to be such a great big brother.  After, all I learned from the best - Booker T!

WHAT BOOK CAN'T YOU WAIT FOR THIS WEEK?

44 comments:

  1. Ooh, I still need to read the Wilder Girls too but having seen the positive response to that one, I'm definitely curious to pick this one up as well!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  2. I love the cover for Burn Our Bodies Down-the use of colour is great! Cass, you are going to be such an amazing big brother to the new arrival! The puppy will learn lots from you!

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    1. Yes I do love the coloring they used. And Cass says "Thanks Auntie Chuckles."

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  3. Aww, the second book sounds so sweet! I hope it has a happy ending, too!

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  4. Look at that cute cover for the book Cass picked. I love the sound of Burn Our Bodies Down - very mysterious and a little ominous.
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    Lynn :D

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  5. I'm really interested in Burn Our Bodies Down, even though I haven't read Wilder Girls either. And Gabby sounds so cute! I hope it has a happy ending😁

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    1. Me too. I really should make time for Wilder Girls.

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  6. i love it when secrets are revealed. awww, such a sweet puppy face
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  7. I was not a fan of Wilder Girls. But this one sounds good too, although I doubt I'll give it a try unless I get sent a copy of of it. And I think your second book would make me cry a bunch!
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    1. I know Wilder Girls was hit or miss for many but I'm still curious.

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  8. Burn Our Bodies Down sounds like a good mystery into why Margot's mother left Phalene and what might happen now that Margot has gone there.

    Of course, I love Cass's pick. I want to read more about Gabby.

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  9. The cover and title are intriguing for Burn Our Bodies Down and I sure hope Gabby has a happy ending.

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    1. I love the coloring on the cover as well.

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  10. These are both such great sounding reads!!

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  11. Ooh these both look good! And Burn is by the Wilder Girls author- I just read that book and really liked it!

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    1. Glad you liked it. Makes me more excited for it now.

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  12. Great picks! I especially like the first one. I too am wondering about what kind of poison is in that family tree. My WoW

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  13. The title alone is quite something. Burn our bodies down, holy moly. And after reading the summary I guess I want that book. Thank you for sharing and happy reading to us.

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  14. Burn our bodies down seems to be popular. I´ve seen it around some blogs and now I am absolutely curious. The cover and the summary are so promising. Happy reading and have a great week. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I am late with commenting back, sorry.

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  15. I am going to go with Cassius's pick this week! I can't get enough of that cover. Too cute! :)

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  16. I feel bad for Gabby from reading the blurb. I do hope that book ends well. Cass is going to be the most excellent big brother :)

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  17. I still haven't read Wilder Girls either. This one also sounds interesting.

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  18. Oooooh I didn't know that the cover was released for the new Rory Powers book already!!

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    1. I stumbled on it by accident one evening. I didn't even know another one had been announced.

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  19. Which one is yours and which one is Cass's?

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    1. Mine is the first and Cass always seems to have a dog :)

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  20. Cassius will I am sure, be the best Big brother! Gosh that face on the cover -- that has to be a happy ending, nothing else will be accepted. You're right about the cover for Burn Our bodies down -- it's very striking. Margot definitely has an ominous family tree

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    1. Yep, and since my family tree needs shook from time to time, can't wait to see what it's all about.

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  21. Burn our bodies down is such a great title for a book! I want to read it just because of the title!. Then I read the blurb and.. .so intriguing too! :) Great find Barb!

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  22. I'm really curious about Powers book too. Wilder Girls was just an okay read for me, but the synopsis for this one just grabs my attention so much. Gabby looks good too. The picture on the cover just melts my heart.

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    1. I hope I like Wilder Girls. I admit I'm a tad hesitant.

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  23. Awwwwwwww... the Gabby cover is so sweet. 💟 Thanks for sharing, Cass!

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    1. Cass says WOOF WOOF (translation - you're welcome).

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