Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Can't Wait Wednesday (297)


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: Stranger Things meets One of Us Is Lying in this creepy paranormal mystery about four friends who find themselves hunted by a malevolent presence in their sleepy hometown.

It knows your fear...

Summer, 1989. Four best friends—Gabe, Kimberly, Charlie, and Sonya—are preparing for their last summer together before senior year, after which they’ll all be splitting up to start college in different parts of the country. They make a promise to always find their way back to each other, no matter how far away from their sleepy Pennsylvania hometown they get.

But their plans are destroyed when a plane crashes right on top of their favorite hangout outside of town—and right on top of them.

In the catastrophic aftermath of the incident, Gabe, Sonya and Charlie are plagued by eerie visions and messages from an unknown watcher. They soon realize that the plane crash was no accident, and now they are being hunted by a sinister presence. And everyone is still searching for Kimberly, who has been missing ever since Gabe saw somebody wearing a gas mask carry her out of the woods the day the sky fell down on them...

WHY I CAN'T WAIT: I love that this takes place in a sleepy town and in 198


FROM GOODREADS: What do you do when you discover your four-legged best friend might belong to someone else? From the acclaimed author of Who Rescued Who comes the charming story of a custody battle between two pet parents who would do anything for the dog they both adore.

Justine Becker could not be more in love with her rescue dog, Spencer. He's her best friend and "colleague" at her dog supply store, Tricks & Biscuits, in upstate New York. When she discovers a heartbreaking social media post trying to locate a dog that looks suspiciously like Spencer, Justine realizes that her beloved pup might actually belong to someone else.

Her worst fears are realized when she and Spencer meet up with Brooklyn-based Griffin McCabe, and he wants Spencer back. He claims he is the dog's rightful owner, and has the paperwork to prove it. But Justine refuses to roll over and let him take Spencer without a fight.

It's not easy juggling Spencer's burgeoning new career as a dog actor, along with the demands of her life upstate, all while constantly trying to prove she's a better pet parent than Griffin. Their not-so-friendly competition teeters on the edge of flat-out hate, so when romantic feelings for Griffin catch Justine off guard, she needs to determine if it's all part of his plot to win the pup back, or if the guy who was good enough for Spencer might also be good enough for her.

WHY CASSIUS CAN'T WAIT:  I've heard Mom say she enjoys hate to love tropes - whatever that means.  I think this sounds like that and with that cute dog on the cover, I know she'll have to have this one.  

And boy, am I glad my parents are happily married because I would hate to have them fight over me and Apollo.  How sad!  There are plenty of dogs that need home so I think Justine and Griffin both need one!



  1. Whoa, Dagger Hill sounds intense - and totally creepy!

  2. These both sound good! I'm really curious about the first one, I'm definitely adding it to my TBR😁

  3. I love the sound of Lost, Found & Forever. It does sound like a terrible situation - a rescue dog actually belongs to someone who is horribly misssing him...

  4. I like the sound of Dagger Hill! That sounds quite interesting so I'm adding it to wishlist. Sorry Cass, even cute dogs won't make me go for a love story!

  5. Anything to do with Stranger Things gets me interested. Off to add it to my TBR. The dog on the bottom book reminds me of my sister's dog. So cute!
    Lisa Loves Literature's Wednesday post

  6. Lost, Found & Forever for sure. I'm totally in the mood for a book like that. :)

  7. A group of friends, a plane crash, visions and a mystery! Dagger Hill sounds like it will be a good one, Barb. I like the enemies to lovers trope too. And dogs (or cats) never hurt. :-) Lost, Found and Forever sounds fun too. I hope you enjoy both of these.
    Have a great week and stay safe and well!

  8. Putting Dagger Hill on my tbr right now!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  9. Oh, I agree -- the setting and time for Dagger hill adds a whole new level of interesting to that title!

  10. Cass, tell me why, why such a great sounding book was ruined with romance? Blech. Ha ha. 😅

  11. Ooh, Dagger Hill sounds great, definitely something I'll keep my eye out for.
    Lynn :D