Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Can't Wait Wednesday (298)

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: For fans of Wilder Girls and Ninth House comes a dark, twisty, atmospheric thriller about a boarding school haunted by its history of witchcraft and two girls dangerously close to digging up the past.

Felicity Morrow is back at Dalloway School.

Perched in the Catskill mountains, the centuries-old, ivy-covered campus was home until the tragic death of her girlfriend. Now, after a year away, she’s returned to graduate. She even has her old room in Godwin House, the exclusive dormitory rumored to be haunted by the spirits of five Dalloway students—girls some say were witches. The Dalloway Five all died mysteriously, one after another, right on Godwin grounds.

Witchcraft is woven into Dalloway’s history. The school doesn’t talk about it, but the students do. In secret rooms and shadowy corners, girls convene. And before her girlfriend died, Felicity was drawn to the dark. She’s determined to leave that behind her now; all Felicity wants is to focus on her senior thesis and graduate. But it’s hard when Dalloway’s occult history is everywhere. And when the new girl won’t let her forget.

It’s Ellis Haley’s first year at Dalloway, and she’s already amassed a loyal following. A prodigy novelist at seventeen, Ellis is a so-called “method writer.” She’s eccentric and brilliant, and Felicity can’t shake the pull she feels to her. So when Ellis asks Felicity for help researching the Dalloway Five for her second book, Felicity can’t say no. Given her history with the arcane, Felicity is the perfect resource.

And when history begins to repeat itself, Felicity will have to face the darkness in Dalloway–and in herself.

WHY I CAN'T WAIT:  I admit it was the cover that initially caught my eye but after I read the synopsis, I added it to the wishlist right away!


FROM GOODREADS: One dog. Two strangers. An unfurgettable romance.

Wanted: someone nice, normal and trustworthy to housesit a beautiful cottage in the Lake District while the owner is away on a business trip. Must like dogs.

Wanting to escape from crap bosses and useless boyfriends, Becky jumps at the chance of being a dog sitter and the perfect escape – rest, relaxation and a very cute pooch called Bella.

But looking after Bella comes with a catch, namely gorgeous, brooding, Chris Hemsworth-worthy Ash James, who claims Bella is his dog and will stop at nothing to get her back!

Becky’s not about to hand over lovely Bella to any Tom, Dick or Ash.  She’s determined to watch every move Ash James makes…even if it gets her very hot under the collar.

WHY CASS CAN'T WAIT:  I think Mom would make a good dogsitter but I don't want to share my time with her.  So she can read about it instead.  I hope Bella gets the best owners ever!



  1. Oooh, A Lesson In Vengeance sounds mighty tempting as well as Cass's pick :)

  2. I am loving the cover of A Lesson in Vengeance. So pretty! And it sounds good too. Witchcraft and a haunted dormitory! I will have to look for that one. The Dogsitter sounds cute! My aunt is a dog and house sitter now that she's retired and I envy her a bit. I hope you enjoy both of these, Barb!

  3. A boarding school in the Catskills with some witchcraft thrown in, too? I totally want to read A Lesson in Vengeance now. :D

  4. Cass, I think your mom would make an excellent dog sitter, too! 🐾✨

  5. Oooh! A Lesson in Vengeance sounds like an interesting read! Great picks!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  6. A Lesson in Vengeance sounds like it's going to be perfect for fall!

  7. Yes, give me more thrillers set in the Catskills! I love the sound of that first one!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  8. Ooo - A Deadly Education has left me with a taste for those darker school adventures, so A Lesson in Vengeance sounds very tempting, Barb:)

  9. Yes Cass, you don't want to share your mum with anyone except dad and sometimes Apollo!

  10. I'm definitely adding A Lesson in Vengeance to my pile, I'm willing to try anything with witches😁

  11. These both sound good. The Dog Sitter came across my radar yesterday!

  12. A Lesson in Vengeance sounds really good to me. Adding it to my TBR. Hope you enjoy both your picks!

  13. I can see why the cover for A Lesson in Vengeance caught your attention! It's sooo gothic!!

  14. This went on my wishlist this week, too!!

  15. A Lesson in Vengeance looks and sounds ominous. I'll add that one to my watchlist.
    Lynn :D