Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Can't Wait Wednesday (246)


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:  New York City, 1899. Tillie Pembroke’s sister lies dead, her body drained of blood and with two puncture wounds on her neck. Bram Stoker’s new novel, Dracula, has just been published, and Tillie’s imagination leaps to the impossible: the murderer is a vampire. But it can’t be—can it?

A ravenous reader and researcher, Tillie has something of an addiction to truth, and she won’t rest until she unravels the mystery of her sister’s death. Unfortunately, Tillie’s addicted to more than just truth; to ease the pain from a recent injury, she’s taking more and more laudanum…and some in her immediate circle are happy to keep her well supplied.

Tillie can’t bring herself to believe vampires exist. But with the hysteria surrounding her sister’s death, the continued vampiric slayings, and the opium swirling through her body, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for a girl who relies on facts and figures to know what’s real—or whether she can trust those closest to her. 

WHY I CAN'T WAIT:  I love a historical fiction from time to time and I'm curious to see if Tillie's sister was actually killed by a vampire.  This sounds really cool and I may plan it as one of my vacation reads during the July 4th holiday.

CASSIUS'S PICK:


FROM GOODREADS:  The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina meets The Craft when modern witches must save teens stolen by an ancient demon in this YA fantasy-thriller debut.

Dan and Liss are witches. The Black Book granted them that power. Harnessing that power feels good, especially when everything in their lives makes them feel powerless.

During a spell gone wrong, Liss's boyfriend is snatched away by an evil entity and presumed dead. Dan and Liss's friendship dies that night, too. How can they practice magic after the darkness that they conjured?

Months later, Liss discovers that her boyfriend is alive, trapped underground in the grips of an ancient force. She must save him, and she needs Dan and the power of The Black Book to do so. Dan is quickly sucked back into Liss's orbit and pushes away her best friend, Alexa. But Alexa has some big secrets she's hiding and her own unique magical disaster to deal with.

When another teenager disappears, the girls know it's no coincidence. What greedy magic have they awakened? And what does it want with these teens it has stolen?

Set in the atmospheric wilds of California's northern coast, Sasha Laurens's thrilling debut novel is about the complications of friendship, how to take back power, and how to embrace the darkness that lives within us all.


WHY CASSIUS CAN'T WAIT:  No dogs this week but I am sharing with you a cat.  I need to start teaching baby bro all about cats and chasing them so I figured this was a good time to start.  I do know Mom loves The Chilling Adventure of Sabrina so I'm sure this will catch her eye.

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

36 comments:

  1. Ooh, I think for the first time in a while, I actually have Cassius' pick on my anticipated list. Both fantastic choices, but I really am VERY intrigued by A Wicked Magic :D

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. Yay! One you've heard of. I think the cover of A Wicked Magic is gorgeous which is what initially caught my attention.

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  2. The cover of your chosen book Barb...I was thinking that it looked like the kind that a snake might be on! I know how you LOVE snakes!!! I agree with Cass that his brother needs to be taught about chasing cats!

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    1. That's exactly how I found it. I was looking for snake covers for yesterday's post and had to enlarge it to make sure there wasn't one - because seriously it looks like it would have one. Yep, Cass is teaching Apollo early.

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  3. The cat is sooo eye-catching! and mysterious too. Opium and Absinthe is just pretty though -- I didn't expect the blurb to include vampires though!

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  4. These are both new to me, how did you do that? I know everything, LOL. Opium and Absinthe sounds really good😁

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  5. I love books set in New York. Opium and Absinthe sounds like one that I would really enjoy as well. Thanks for sharing these! :)

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  6. Both of those covers are awesome! Both sound pretty good as well. Great picks! Thanks for stopping by my Wednesday post earlier!

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  7. i'm curious about tillie's sister too...and it's always good to teach a dog about cats. :-) unlikely friendships could happen
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  8. Both of those sound good. I hope you enjoy them.

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  9. Ooh, I love the sound of Opium and Absinthe. Vampire or no vampire? Hmmm... :)

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    1. Me too but I admit, the vampire aspect has me really curious.

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  10. Wow these both look like great books! And they both have such gorgeous covers. I'll be adding both to my TBR!

    Ash @ JennReneeRead

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    1. Thanks. Glad I could share some new books with you.

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  11. They sound like two good picks and they have great covers! (Except Cass thinks it's a good idea to teach Apollo to chase cats! Which is just wrong!)

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    1. Actually Cass likes cats. When are out walking and he sees them, he always wants to play. BUT he got a claw in the nose when he was young so I'm afraid for him to get too close.

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  12. I really like the Wicked Magic cover. Great picks!

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  13. I think these both sound really good and I love the covers too. Thanks for stopping by my CWW earlier.

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  14. I'm super curious about what happened to Tillie's sister. Was it a vampire? I need to know! :)

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  15. Great picks! I like the cover on Opium and Absinthe a lot too, although both covers are good. I hope you enjoy them. Adding them to my ever-growing TBR list.

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  16. Those are two cool covers and two cool-sounding books.

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  17. I wouldn't have probably picked up the Opium one based on that cover it's not my kind of cover but it sounds cool so thanks for putting on here and that cat one looks cool too!

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  18. Those are both amazing covers!

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  19. I'd want both of these just because of the terrific titles and covers!

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  20. Oooh! I love the covers of both of these books! Great picks!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  21. I've never heard of either of these, but they both look absolutely fantastic! I am just in LOVE with that cover for A Wicked Magic. <3 That one's definitely going on my TBR.

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  22. I love the cat on the cover. It’s very eye-catching. I hope you enjoy these!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  23. Excellent choice, Cass! I love black cats and that cover is a beauty. 🐾

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  24. I love the sound of both of these - thanks very much. Both added to my wishlist.
    Lynn :D

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  25. Both of these sound really good, especially the historical fiction. I hope you love them both!

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