Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Can't Wait Wednesday (311)


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.

October 12, 2021

FROM GOODREADS: A lush gothic fantasy about monsters and magic, set on the banks of a cursed lake. Perfect for fans of Naomi Novik and Brigid Kemmerer.

There are monsters in the world.

When Violeta Graceling arrives at haunted Lakesedge estate, she expects to find a monster. She knows the terrifying rumors about Rowan Sylvanan, who drowned his entire family when he was a boy. But neither the estate nor the monster are what they seem.

There are monsters in the woods.

As Leta falls for Rowan, she discovers he is bound to the Lord Under, the sinister death god lurking in the black waters of the lake. A creature to whom Leta is inexplicably drawn…

There’s a monster in the shadows, and now it knows my name.

Now, to save Rowan—and herself—Leta must confront the darkness in her past, including unraveling the mystery of her connection to the Lord Under.

WHY I CAN'T WAIT:  This one had me at the word "Gothic."  I really need to know more about the monster which captures the MC's attention.  Plus I find the cover very atmospheric and haunting.


MAY 4, 2021

FROM GOODREASDS: Bella was once a lost dog, but now she lives happily with her people, Lucas and Olivia, only occasionally recalling the hardships in her past. Then a weekend camping trip turns into a harrowing struggle for survival when the Rocky Mountains are engulfed by the biggest wildfire in American history. The raging inferno separates Bella from her people and she is lost once more.

Alone in the wilderness, Bella unexpectedly finds herself responsible for the safety of two defenseless mountain lion cubs. Now she’s torn between two equally urgent goals. More than anything, she wants to find her way home to Lucas and Olivia, but not if it means abandoning her new family to danger. And danger abounds, from predators hunting them to the flames threatening at every turn.

Can Bella ever get back to where she truly belongs?

A Dog's Courage is a moving tale of loyalty and the constant heart of one devoted dog – brought vividly to life with a keen understanding of what makes all dogs so spe

WHY CASSIUS CAN'T WAIT:  Mom says she can't read this books because she knows she'll cry but since she just read one that made her cry, I'm not buying that excuse anymore and I'm placing this on her TBR whether she likes it or not.  Isn't Bella so cute?



  1. I love gothic novels, too! Great pick!

  2. Lake's Edge looks eerie and awesome. :)

  3. Oooh! Both of these books sound interesting! Great picks!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  4. I love Cameron's books! Hope you enjoy! Here's my WoW:

    1. I have them all but can't bring myself to read them. Did you read his mystery series with Jake the dog? I always wished he would have written more of them.

  5. I saw that gothic YA book on another site! Gothic always makes me perk up...I'm not sure about the YA tag though, but I will keep this on my watchlist for sure.

    1. I get bad sometimes about not looking and seeing what they book falls under. I'm hoping it's a good one.

  6. I can't read dog books like this as I always cry and not in a good way Cass!

  7. I also featured Lakeside for the same reason, GOTHIC😁

  8. Ooh my gosh, I can't read a Dog's courage -- I am sure I will be in tears as soon as I start it!!

  9. Great choices. I've always liked gothic books. Enjoy!

  10. Cameron's books almost always make me cry but they're such great reads if you love dogs. :)

  11. Okay, this time I'm going with your mom's pick, Cass. Books about animals in danger make me too nervous, but I still love the cover! 🐾