Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Can't Wait Wednesday (192)


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: Haunting and literary, Sarah Maria Griffin’s sophomore novel follows twins Mae and Rossa as they discover a house full of witches, experience devastating first loves, and face a dark power beyond all imagining. Fans of Libba Bray’s The Divinersand Maggie Stiefvater’s All the Crooked Saints will devour this dark tale.

When the house at the end of the lane burned down, none of the townspeople knew what happened. A tragedy, they called it. Poor Rita Frost and her ward, Bevan, lost to the flames. Only Mae and Rossa, Rita’s niece and nephew, know what happened that fateful summer. Only they know about the owl in the wall, the uncanny cat, the dark powers that devour love and fear. Only they know about the trials of loving someone who longs for power, for freedom, for magic. Only they know what brought the house tumbling down around them. And they’ll never, ever breathe a word.

Captivating and atmospheric, Sarah Maria Griffin’s second novel explores the balance between love and fear, youth and maturity, and good and evil. With an unusual structure spanning five summers, intriguing characters, and a dark mystery, this uncommon novel will appeal to readers of Rin Chupeco’s The Bone Witch and Madeleine Roux’s House of Furies.

WHY I CAN'T WAIT:  This pretty much had me at "house of witches" but I'm also curious about the owl in the wall and the uncanny cat. 

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

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    1. I think so too. I'm kind of wanting a closer look inside the house though.

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  2. 'Dark powers that devour love and fear'? I WANT -- fabulous pick, Barb!

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  3. This is new to me and I'm intrigued! I feel like it might be more on the middle grade spectrum, but I will keep it on my radar😁

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    1. I'm not sure who it's aimed at and you may be right. I may have to check into that more.

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  4. They had me at "Rin Chupeco" Can't wait to hear how you liked this one Barb!

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    1. I need to read the Chupeco series. Glad you like this one!

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  5. Great cover and the synopsis sounds kind of creepy. I look forward to hearing what you think of this one when you get a chance to read it.

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  6. Oh man, they got me. Comparisons to Libba Bray? Sign me up.

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    1. I thought the comparisons might really sell this title.

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  7. Very intriguing!! Cover is awesome too.

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    1. I love the drabness of it - with just a hint of color.

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  8. You had me at for fans of Libba Bray! I am really intrigued by this one as well! Thanks for sharing it. :)

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  9. Looks good - say 'witches' and I'm interested. LOL

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  10. Ooh I like the kinda dark tone of this one!

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  11. A house of witches? Sounds great to me.

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    1. Definitely something I want to read about but not necessarily visit.

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  12. Looks interesting! Thanks for sharing. I'm a new blog subscriber :) . Here's Can't Wait Wednesday post if you'd like to stop by. Happy reading!

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    1. Molly, thanks for stopping by and subscribing. I'm off to check you out more often :)

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  13. I think "house of witches" is where it had me as well. Hope this ends up being a good one!

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  14. What a great title and cover. This sounds interesting too:)

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  15. This sounds interesting, and it's giving me some serious dark fairy tale vibes, which is always good!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  16. This looks interesting! I will have to put this one on my list. I love dark fantasy it's almost as good as horror and sometimes is better. Great pick!

    Mary

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  17. I really like the sound of this one - thanks for highlighting it.
    Lynn :D

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  18. This would be wonderful for my witch themed Halloween reading this year. 👍✨

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