Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Can't Wait Wednesday (271)


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: A gorgeously gothic, deeply romantic YA debut fantasy about two enemies trapped inside a crumbling mansion, with no escape from the monsters within.

Honor your oath, destroy your country.

Wren Southerland is the most talented healer in the Queen’s Guard, but her reckless actions have repeatedly put her on thin ice with her superiors. So when a letter arrives from a reclusive lord, asking Wren to come to his estate to cure his servant from a mysterious disease, she seizes the chance to prove herself.

When she arrives at Colwick Hall, Wren realizes that nothing is what it seems. Particularly when she discovers her patient is actually Hal Cavendish, the sworn enemy of her kingdom.

As the snowy mountains make it impossible to leave the estate, Wren and Hal grow closer as they uncover a sinister plot that could destroy everything they hold dear. But choosing love could doom both their kingdoms.

Allison Saft’s Down Comes the Night is a snow-drenched, gothic, romantic fantasy that keeps you racing through the pages long into the night. 

WHY I CAN'T WAIT:  Well let's see.  A snowy setting, a Gothic take and a gorgeous cover.  That's enough for me.  It is a rather long wait though.


CASSIUS'S PICK:


SYNOPSIS: From the Introduction by Tabatha Wood: "What follows is a varied collection of dark canine tales that will excite, thrill and captivate readers, while supporting a truly worthwhile cause. And above all else, you know the dog won’t die."

From the Foreword by Alan Baxter: "As the stories in this book point out, dogs are the best, and we should all try to be a little bit more like them. Except the butt-sniffing. We don’t need that. Unless it’s your personal kink, in which case, enjoy! Meanwhile, read this book, be transported by the dark tales, and enriched by the wagging tails. And remember, you are awesome."

17 short dark fiction stories, some poems, some illustrations. featuring dogs that you know won't die...

WHY CASSIUS CAN'T WAIT:  I already went ahead and preordered this one for Mom because I think she deserves a treat.  Plus the proceeds go to mental health charities in New Zealand so it's  a good cause.
I always get scared when there's dogs in horror books so I'm glad that I could assure Mom that all the dogs in these tales live!

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

48 comments:

  1. Down Comes the Night lost me with "deeply romantic". 😅

    Great choice, Cass! A guarantee that no pups die in the end is a huge selling point for me. I will be checking it out. 🐾✨

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    1. Yes, it always helps to know no pups are harmed!

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  2. Wow I love the sound of Down Comes the Night! March is so far away though! And of course any book where we know up front the dog doesn't die is one I'm keeping my eye on😁

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    1. I know. And I can't help but wonder what the world will look like in March 2021.

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  3. I always enjoy a snowy setting especially if there is a creepy or horror element!

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    1. I know. You and I are alike in that aspect. I like snowy books but can definitely live without it.

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  4. Don´t know which one I´ll take, so both be it *lol* Why is everybody showing such great sounding books these days? My wishlist is growing and growing...

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  5. they both sound great to me. hope you enjoy them
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  6. I really like the sounds of both of these!

    My CWW

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  7. Oooh! That Black Dogs cover looks creepy! Hope you enjoy these books!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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    1. I can't wait to see what some of the stories are like!

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  8. Gothic and snowy. That sounds like a great winter read to curl up with.

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    1. I think so too. Too bad it comes out in March of all months.

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  9. You had me at gothic! And I love that cover!

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    1. A girl after my own heart! Gothic is one of my buzzwords too!

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  10. Ooh, love the sound of the first one. Not so sure about the YA romance tag, but I'm definitely in for "Gothic" and "snowy setting!"

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. I'm hoping the romance in minimal. As long as there are other things going on, I should be fine.

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  11. Down Comes the Night sounds amazing! I love that you know that the dogs will be okay in Black Dogs Black Tales. I agree with Cass - you do need a treat :)

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    1. Me too. That's one of the reasons I first paid attention to that dog book.

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  12. We do have great minds when it comes to books to feature...lol...and that other one sounds cool too and the cover!

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  13. Both of these sound great. I love a snowy, gothic setting. And knowing all the dogs will be okay in Black Dogs Black Tales has me so happy. Adding these to my wishlist now. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  14. I hope you enjoy both of these, though Black Dogs, Black Tales looks as if it might cause some nightmares, Barb!

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    1. I've actually been having nightmares more often now that the whole COVID-19 thing has happened. I'm hoping some horror will at least change their direction :)

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  15. There should be a rule that any book featuring a dog needs to state in the blurb whether the dogs survives or not. Nods. Cassius pick has me really excited for something that looks so disturbing given the cover lol

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    1. There is actually a website. It covers dogs and other animals and triggers in both books and movies. Check it out at doesthedogdie.com.

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  16. Gothic? Sign me up :D
    Lynn :D

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  17. Huh. I wasn't prepared for Down Comes the Night to be a fantasy story. The cover looks more like a historical fiction/thriller book. Interesting choice. Hope you enjoy it!

    Thanks for visiting Shell's Stories!

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    1. I know. The cover is kind of deceiving but also kind of awesome.

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  18. Down Comes the Night sounds very atmospheric and I just love that. Hope you enjoy these reads!

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    1. Thanks Alicia. Sorry for taking so long to get back to you!

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  19. Ooh, I like both of these. Off to check them out now!

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  20. The minute I spotted the mention that you know the dogs don't die I ordered my copy!

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    1. YAY! I stumbled on it while window shopping Amazon and was so glad that I did.

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  21. Okay, glad to hear the dogs in that book are going to live! I love horror stories, but the dogs don't always fare so well in them. Thanks for sharing!
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    1. Isn't that the truth. I always worry when a dog enters a horror book, or heck, even a movie.

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  22. Down Comes the Night sounds fantastic! I love that cover.

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    1. I think they did a great job creating a Gothic feel.

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  23. Down Comes the Night sounds so good! I will definitely have to give that one a try. I hope you have a great week! Stay safe and well.

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  24. Down Comes the Night sounds absolutely fabulous, but I think I'm gonna wait for reviews to come in before deciding whether to read it. If the focus is on the romance, it's probably going to be a pass for me. It sounds like it'd be really good, though!

    Oooh, Black Dogs, Black Tales sounds great, and perfect for you! I hope you enjoy it.

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    1. I don't mind romance as long as it's not the primary focus so I'll definitely have to see about this one.

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