Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Can't Wait Wednesday (216)


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: Gothic, intoxicating, feminist, darkly provoking and deeply romantic - this is the breathtakingly imagined untold story of the brides of Dracula, by bestselling author Kiran Millwood Hargrave in her much-anticipated YA debut.


They say the thirst of blood is like a madness - they must sate it. Even with their own kin.

On the eve of her divining, the day she'll discover her fate, seventeen-year-old Lil and her twin sister Kizzy are captured and enslaved by the cruel Boyar Valcar, taken far away from their beloved traveller community.

Forced to work in the harsh and unwelcoming castle kitchens, Lil is comforted when she meets Mira, a fellow slave who she feels drawn to in a way she doesn't understand. But she also learns about the Dragon, a mysterious and terrifying figure of myth and legend who takes girls as gifts.

They may not have had their divining day, but the girls will still discover their fate... 

WHY I CAN'T WAIT:  This book hits all my switches - Gothic, brides of Dracula, castles.  I saw this a few weeks ago and knew I'd have to get my hands on it!

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

29 comments:

  1. That cover is fabulous and it sounds like a great story,too! 👍✨

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    1. The cover grows on me the more I look at it and I guess I can handle cartoon looking snakes.

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  2. Wow, this is new to me, and I'm definitely adding it to the list! It sounds really dark😁

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    1. We can certainly hope right? The darker the better.

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  3. This book hit all my switches too Barb! It's indeed PERRRFECT for us! Vamp brides, dark, Gothic, feminist... It gives me a Certain Dark things vibe! I still remember you made me read that one :)

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  4. I was uncertain until you said brides of Dracula. Now I'm in. :D

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    1. I didn't expect that either when I first saw the cover.

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  5. The untold story of the brides of Dracula? This is going straight onto my wishlist! Sounds great and I love that cover! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  6. Wow, this sounds dark! I'm a sucker for anything "gothic". Sounds fantastic. :)

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  7. Brides of Dracula??? Yes!!!!

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    1. Seriously. They could have just blurbed those three words and I'd STILL pick it up.

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  8. Oooh! I love the cover of this book! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  9. This book sounds super cool! I am also really loving that cover. Thanks for sharing it. :)

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  10. This sounds cool but the word feminist makes me leery of it so I will let you read it and tell me if you think I would like it. :)

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    1. They may have just thrown that in because it focuses on females characters. It's kind of a catch-phrase now I think.

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  11. I love a good Gothic story! Sounds perfect for fall!

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  12. Okay, you had me at Gothic. Adding this one to the TBR!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. Seems "gothic" is a lot of people's buzz word.

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  13. Gotic you say - sign me up. Love the cover too.
    Apologies if you end up with two comments - I'm sure I've already commented on this but it seems to have disappeared.
    Lynn :D

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