Can’t Wait Wednesday #3 – The Dark Tide by Alicia Jasinska

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. These are normally books that have not come out yet!

Welcome to another Can’t Wait Wednesday! This week, I am featuring a book that has good hype! This title is set to be released August 4th! The premise sounds really interesting and this is a debut YA novel!

The Dark Tide by Alicia Jasinska

Synonpsis from goodreads…

The Wicked Deep meets A Curse So Dark and Lonely in this gripping, dark fairy-tale fantasy about two girls who must choose between saving themselves, each other, or their sinking island city.

Every year on St. Walpurga’s Eve, Caldella’s Witch Queen lures a boy back to her palace. An innocent life to be sacrificed on the full moon to keep the island city from sinking.

Lina Kirk is convinced her brother is going to be taken this year. To save him, she enlists the help of Thomas Lin, the boy she secretly loves, and the only person to ever escape from the palace. But they draw the queen’s attention, and Thomas is chosen as the sacrifice.

Queen Eva watched her sister die to save the boy she loved. Now as queen, she won’t make the same mistake. She’s willing to sacrifice anyone if it means saving herself and her city.

When Lina offers herself to the queen in exchange for Thomas’s freedom, the two girls await the full moon together. But Lina is not at all what Eva expected, and the queen is nothing like Lina envisioned. Against their will, they find themselves falling for each other. As water floods Caldella’s streets and the dark tide demands its sacrifice, they must choose who to save: themselves, each other, or the island city relying on them both.

Have you read this? Did you like it? What book are you excited to read?

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Can’t Wait Wednesday #2 – Shielded by KayLynn Flanders

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. These are normally books that have not come out yet!

Welcome to another Can’t Wait Wednesday! This week, I am featuring a new ARC for which I was just approved! I’ve read through the initial goodreads reviews, which can be so hit or miss, but I have high hopes! Some reviews said it has a basic plot and not a lot of depth. We will certainly see!

Shielded by KayLynn Flanders

Synonpsis from goodreads…

For fans of Sorcery of Thorns and Furyborn comes a thrilling new fantasy about a kingdom ravaged by war, and the princess who might be the key to saving not only those closest to her, but the kingdom itself, if she reveals the very secret that could destroy her.

The kingdom of Hálendi is in trouble. It’s losing the war at its borders, and rumors of a new, deadlier threat on the horizon have surfaced. Princess Jennesara knows her skills on the battlefield would make her an asset and wants to help, but her father has other plans.

As the second-born heir to the throne, Jenna lacks the firstborn’s–her brother’s–magical abilities, so the king promises her hand in marriage to the prince of neighboring Turia in exchange for resources Hálendi needs. Jenna must leave behind everything she has ever known if she is to give her people a chance at peace.

Only, on the journey to reach her betrothed and new home, the royal caravan is ambushed, and Jenna realizes the rumors were wrong–the new threat is worse than anyone imagined. Now Jenna must decide if revealing a dangerous secret is worth the cost before it’s too late–for her and for her entire kingdom.

Have you read this? Did you like it? What book are you excited to read?

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Can’t Wait Wednesday – I Can’t Wait For…Fable by Adrienne Young #CWW

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. These are normally books that have not come out yet!

Welcome to Can’t Wait Wednesday at Book Bustle! This is the first installment of a weekly post featuring a title for which I can’t wait! Today’s selection is….

Fable by Adrienne Young

I was not lucky enough to snag an arc of this title, but I’ve only heard good things about it! It’s a high seas adventure of self-discovery and intrigue! I love a good swashbuckling adventure, but I haven’t had the chance to read one recently. This seems like the novel to satisfy that itch! Also, covers aren’t everything, but this cover is everything!

Synopsis from goodreads

Welcome to a world made dangerous by the sea and by those who wish to profit from it. Where a young girl must find her place andher family while trying to survive in a world built for men.

As the daughter of the most powerful trader in the Narrows, the sea is the only home seventeen-year-old Fable has ever known. It’s been four years since the night she watched her mother drown during an unforgiving storm. The next day her father abandoned her on a legendary island filled with thieves and little food. To survive she must keep to herself, learn to trust no one and rely on the unique skills her mother taught her. The only thing that keeps her going is the goal of getting off the island, finding her father and demanding her rightful place beside him and his crew. To do so Fable enlists the help of a young trader named West to get her off the island and across the Narrows to her father.

But her father’s rivalries and the dangers of his trading enterprise have only multiplied since she last saw him and Fable soon finds that West isn’t who he seems. Together, they will have to survive more than the treacherous storms that haunt the Narrows if they’re going to stay alive.

But her father’s rivalries and the dangers of his trading enterprise have only multiplied since she last saw him and Fable soon finds that West isn’t who he seems. Together, they will have to survive more than the treacherous storms that haunt the Narrows if they’re going to stay alive.

My Thoughts:

The story begins with Fable, the seventeen-year-old daughter of the most notorious trader in the region called ‘The Narrows’, attempting to find her father and re-join his crew. Fable finds herself on a legendary island, four years after the death of her mother at sea. Fable’s father abandoned her on the island with very little food and even less information after her mother’s death. Fable quickly finds that she can trust no one and must fight to survive!

It looks like this will be at least a duology with the second book, Namesake, coming out some time in 2021. Take a look at this cover, also stunning!

I’ve never read a book by this author, but I feel like I need to put her past works on my TBR list. The Sky in the Deep duology looks incredibly interesting and it’s Vikings! Who doesn’t love vikings? I’ll definitely add these to the list (it’s actually a pile).

Fable releases September 1, 2020 from Wednesday books! You can pre-order below and follow the author on social media!

What book are you excited to read that releases later this year? Let’s talk about it in the comments!

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