Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Can't Wait Wednesday (299)


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: Merit Cravan refused to fulfill her obligation to marry a prince, leading to a fairy godling's curse. She will be forced to live as a beast forever, unless she agrees to marry a man of her mother's choosing before her eighteenth birthday.

Tevin Dumont has always been a pawn in his family's cons. The prettiest boy in a big family, his job is to tempt naïve rich girls to abandon their engagements, unless their parents agree to pay him off. But after his mother runs afoul of the beast, she decides to trade Tevin for her own freedom.

Now, Tevin and Merit have agreed that he can pay off his mother's debt by using his con-artist skills to help Merit find the best match . . . but what if the best match is Tevin himself? 

WHY I CAN'T WAIT:  I'm a sucker for a Beauty and the Beast retelling so sign me up.  


FROM GOODREADS: The award-winning author of A Dog Like Daisy returns with a moving middle grade novel from the point of view of Luna, a Labrador therapy dog who accompanies her group therapy kids when they set off on an adventure across Austin, Texas.

Luna has always wanted to be a therapy dog at Therapy Dogs Worldwide. Now she’s a whisker away from reaching her fifty-visit pin that will make it official. But when her “clients”—the children who visit her—are put into a therapy group, Luna’s routine is upended.

Like the moon, Luna shows different faces at different times. And her clients each have different needs—Beatrice is tangled in knots of anger, Caleb rushes like a waterfall, Amelia carries fear heavy like a shadow, and Hector is quiet as a rock. To comfort the kids, Luna can be what they need her to be, but can she be everything to them all at once?

When Hector doesn’t show up to a session one day, the kids set off on an unexpected quest to find him. Luna joins to keep them safe, and they must work together to almost learn the truth.

WHY CASSIUS CAN'T WAIT:  First of all I think Luna is just so darn cute.  I can't wait to read about her adventures and think it will be a fun book to share with my oddball brother Cassius.  Maybe he can learn some things from her!



  1. Both great picks. I'm a sucker for Beauty and the Beast retellings too, so sign me up as well :D

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  2. I am loving your pick this week, Cass! You know how I love Middle Grade. 💜 I'm going to add it to Goodreads right now. 👏👏👏✨

  3. Oh, this is retelling i can get behind! Great pick, Barb! And that cover!!! (also, Luna is indeed so damned cute!)

  4. These are both new to me, and I'm all over Curses, it sounds like my kind of book😁

  5. Ooh, I like that portrait on the cover of Curses!

  6. I'm a sucker for fairy tale retellings, too, and Curses sounds especially good! :)

  7. Ooh, I love a Beauty and the Beast retelling!

  8. I've got to check out that first one. And the cover with Luna is so cute! Looks like a cute middle grade book. I can't wait till my niece hits middle grades so I can share these type of books with her!
    Lisa Loves Literature's Wednesday post

  9. I am a sucker too! Sign me up right along with I seen the Luna one somewhere and thought that is so a Barb book. :)

  10. A Beauty and the Beast retelling AND a lovely story about a therapy dog! I think they both sound fabulous, Barb:)

  11. I love Beauty and the Beast retellings too and this sounds like a great one!

  12. I love that cover for Curses - and the description is great too. Want.
    Lynn :D