Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Can't Wait Wednesday (315)


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: The Haunting of Hill House meets Get Out in this chilling YA psychological thriller and modern take on the classic haunted house story from New York Times bestselling author Tiffany D. Jackson!

Marigold is running from ghosts. The phantoms of her old life keep haunting her, but a move with her newly blended family from their small California beach town to the embattled Midwestern city of Cedarville might be the fresh start she needs. Her mom has accepted a new job with the Sterling Foundation that comes with a free house, one that Mari now has to share with her bratty ten-year-old stepsister, Piper.

The renovated picture-perfect home on Maple Street, sitting between dilapidated houses, surrounded by wary neighbors has its . . . secrets. That’s only half the problem: household items vanish, doors open on their own, lights turn off, shadows walk past rooms, voices can be heard in the walls, and there’s a foul smell seeping through the vents only Mari seems to notice. Worse: Piper keeps talking about a friend who wants Mari gone.

But “running from ghosts” is just a metaphor, right?

As the house closes in, Mari learns that the danger isn’t limited to Maple Street. Cedarville has its secrets, too. And secrets always find their way through the cracks. 

WHY I CAN'T WAIT:  Just look at that cover.  And I really enjoyed Get Out so I'm hoping I'll enjoy this one as well.


FROM GOODREADS: Holiday mischief abounds in this third book in the middle-grade series that feels like The Secret Life of Pets meets Toy Story .

It's the holiday season at Good Dogs doggy day-care! Lulu takes some time off from growing her Instagram fame to enjoy Jasmine's family, King and Cleo learn their family is about to grow some more, and Napoleon can't help but brag about his family's eight nights of presents.

But Hugo has the biggest challenge of all. His new puppy brother, Waffles, starts talking about how Santadoodle, Santa's dog, puts presents for dogs into their owner's shoes on Christmas morning.

Hugo is skeptical at best: he's never heard of Santadoodle and never found presents in his humans' shoes that he didn't put there himself. But he can't bear for Waffles to be disappointed, especially on Christmas. That means the Good Dogs have a new chaos-filled mission!

This third installment of the Good Dogs series brings fun holiday cheer and lessons about expectations, adapting to change, and appreciating what you have.

WHY CASSIUS CAN'T WAIT: I've already put this on my Christmas list.  Mom definitely has to get this one for us because I want to hear all about Santadoodle.  


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