Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Can't Wait Wednesday (291)


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: Double double, twins spell trouble…

Hunter and Mercy Goode are twin witches, direct descendants of the founder of their town of Goodeville. As their ancestors have done before them, it is now time for the twins to learn what it means to be Gatekeepers–the protectors of the Gates to different underworlds, ancient portals between their world and realms where mythology rules and nightmares come to life.

When their mother becomes the first victim in a string of murders, the devastated sisters vow to avenge her death. But it will take more than magic to rein in the ancient mythological monsters who’ve infected their peaceful town.

Now Hunter and Mercy must come together and accept their destiny or risk being separated for good. 

WHY I CAN'T WAIT:  While I wish this was an adult title, I am a sucker for witches and the mention of Salem.  I've read some things by this mother/daughter duo and had some good luck although it's been a while.  Hope this one is good.  I love the cover as well.


FROM GOODREADS: A depressed donkey arrives at Runaway Farm in time for Christmas … and a new murder.

Stray rescue animals are business as usual for hobby farmer and innkeeper, Ivy Galloway, and sheepdog, Keats. Misfits blend seamlessly into the menagerie and the more the merrier. At least, most of the time.

When a mouthy, grieving donkey demands room at the inn right before Christmas, however, Ivy bites off more than she can chew. Who knew a donkey with the blues could pose such a threat to guests seeking a festive escape in sweet Clover Grove?

Someone isn’t going to live to see Christmas, unfortunately, and Ivy will need to rely on Keats and the rest of the crime-solving crew to work quickly if there’s any hope of making her first country yuletide bright. Not to mention making it out alive. 

Can they show this sad donkey the true meaning of Christmas while taking down a killer?

WHY CASSIUS CAN'T WAIT:  Mom doesn't know it but I'm already planning her Christmas reading.  I think all this horror will have run its course with both me and Apollo by the time October is older. She will have to read the first 5 in this series but I'm okay with that.  I mean, look at that cover!



  1. Another great looking book Cass and I really love that cover!

  2. A depressed donkey, a murder and that cover! I need to read that! And Spells Trouble with its mythological monsters sounds very cool too -- I haven't read anything by these authors yet.

  3. I had a bad experience with the last book I read by the Casts, so unfortunately the first one is a big No for me. But Twas the Bite Before Christmas sounds adorable!

  4. Did I see the mention of witches? Twin witches at that! Spells Trouble sounds like it will be a lot of fun. Twas the Bite Before Christmas has such a cute cover. LOL I hope you enjoy both of these when you read them, Barb. Have a great week!

  5. Oooh! Both of these books sound interesting! I love the cover to Spells Trouble! Great picks!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  6. Love the cover on that first one! And the second one looks funny too with that cover. Hope you get them soon!
    Lisa Loves Literature's Wednesday Post

  7. I am in love with Sisters of Salem by P.C. Cast *sigh*. The cover just got me and the summary - Yay! Thank you for bringing this book to my attention. Happy reading to the both of us and stay safe and well.

  8. Too bad Spells Trouble doesn't come out until next May, sounds perfect for this season!

  9. How can you resist a book with a depressed donkey in it? ;D

  10. I'm with you, I wish that was an adult title too because I'm also a sucker for anything witches and Salem, but the synopsis does sound really good!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  11. Mmm, I've also read the Cast duo before and liked them so will keep my eye out for that one - although, like you, it was a long while ago.
    Lynn :D

  12. Twas the Bite Before Christmas has such a cute cover! And it sounds really good too. :)

  13. Twas the Bite Before Christmas looks super cute, and I'm not sure I can handle all that furry adorableness! It sounds like it'll make a wonderful Christmas read!

  14. Cass, you get my vote for best Christmas book cover ever! Ha ha. It made me smile. 😊

  15. I'm always up for a good witchy read so Spells Trouble sounds wonderful to me.