Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Wishing for Wednesday: Witches & A Childhood Mystery Come to Light



Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings to 
spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. 

Fantasy and mystery are two of my favorite genres to read. Then is it any surprise these would catch my attention?


Keeper by Kim Chance (277 pgs)
Release Date: January 30, 2018 by Flux
When a 200-year-old witch attacks her, sixteen-year-old bookworm Lainey Styles is determined to find a logical explanation. Even with the impossible staring her in the face, Lainey refuses to believe it—until she finds a photograph linking the witch to her dead mother.

After consulting a psychic, Lainey discovers that she, like her mother, is a Keeper: a witch with the exclusive ability to unlock and wield the Grimoire, a dangerous but powerful spell book. But there’s a problem. The Grimoire has been stolen by a malevolent warlock who is desperate for a spell locked inside it—a spell that would allow him to siphon away the world’s magic.

With the help of her comic-book-loving best friend and an enigmatic but admittedly handsome street fighter, Lainey must leave her life of college prep and studying behind to prepare for the biggest test of all: stealing back the book.
[Goodreads Summary]

Why I want to read it: A bookworm and a witch? That alone caught my attention and makes me want to read this one.

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A Whisper of Bones by Ellen Hart (352 pgs)
Release Date: January 30, 2018 by Minotaur Books
Fans of Jane Lawless new and old will be fascinated by newly minted Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Ellen Hart's latest intricate puzzle in A Whisper of Bones.

Britt Ickles doesn't remember much from her only visit to her mother's childhood home when she was a kid, except for playing with her cousin Timmy and the eruption of a sudden family feud. That's why, when she drops by unannounced after years of silence, she's shocked when her aunts tell her Timmy never existed, that she must be confusing him with someone else. But Britt can't shake the feeling that Timmy did exist...and that something horrible has happened to him. Something her aunts want to cover up.

Britt hires Jane Lawless, hoping the private investigator can figure out what really happened to her cousin. When a fire in the family's garage leads to the discovery of buried bones and one of the aunts dies suddenly and suspiciously, Jane can't help but be pulled into the case. Do the bones belong to Timmy? Was the aunt's death an accident, suicide, or homicide? What dark secret has this family been hiding for decades? It all depends on Jane Lawless to unravel.
[Goodreads Summary]

Why I want to read it: I believe this is the 25th book in the series, would should be enough to make me have second thoughts about this one, but the premise fascinates me.


Do either of these sound like something you would like to read too?


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68 comments:

  1. Both of these have such lovely covers, and sound equally intriguing. I especially love how Keeper sounds, though I'm hoping to read both when they get released.
    --Check out my WoW post

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  2. Oh I’m with you t— the premise for Whisper if Bones is absolutely fascinating!

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    1. Verushka - Doesn't it sound fascinating? I can't wait to read it.

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  3. Keeper sounds really cool, I like that premise too!

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    1. Greg - Maybe not completely original, but it does sound like it will be good.

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  4. I haven't heard of either of these, but I love the covers!

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  5. Yes, both look good, but I think A Whisper of Bones catches my eye the most. Love that cover! And I've not read any of the books in this series either. Not even sure I was that aware of it.

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    1. Kay - It's a great cover, isn't it? I hadn't heard of the series before either.

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  6. You have me sold on The Keeper with just the mention of witches. The fact that her sidekick sounds like a book-loving geek only makes it better. I adore the other cover but won't lie, the fact that it is the 25th book in a series has me running the other way screaming!

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    1. Barb - Sounds like a great sidekick! I admit for the other one, it being the 25th book in the series is a bit off-putting, but I hear it can be read as a stand alone so I'm willing to take my chances. :-)

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  7. I enjoyed A Whisper of Bones and have a review scheduled for February 16. It was my first Jane Lawless, and I, too, was surprised at there had been so many in a series I'd never heard of. I like the sound of The Keeper--grimoires always fascinate me.

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    1. Jenclair - I am glad to hear you enjoyed A Whisper of Bones. Hopefully I will too when I read it. Hopefully The Keeper will be good as well.

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  8. That series must be good if the author's up to book 25.

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    1. Kathy - Haha! Hopefully that is a good sign. :-)

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  9. Oh they sound great. I hope you enjoy them once you read them. Yay, they’re coming soon! 😁❤️👍🏻

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  10. Snap! I'm also featuring KEEPER this week as it's rising to the top of my Netgalley arc pile. I'm looking forward to reading it as it sounds great fun - at least I hope so, as my current read certainly isn't! Have a great week, Wendy.

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  11. The first one looks like a book I'd enjoy. Thanks for sharing! Hope you can get your hands on them soon!
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  12. Great picks! I really need to check out the keeper series!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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    1. Ronyell - Thank you! Hopefully we will both get to read it!

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  13. Both books have gorgeous covers and they sound great ~ enjoy!

    Great cover! I haven't read this series yet but it's in my TBR. Sounds like a great bookg ~ enjoy!

    Renee ~ My CWW

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  14. Love the first cover have to check out that series

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  15. A bookworm and a witch? Now I want to read Keeper, too! :D

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    1. Lark - It would be perfect for the Witch and Witchcraft challenge.

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  16. Keeper sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  17. Here's my conflict. If she is a bookworm, why won't she believe it? After all the things we have come across in books if a vampire apocalypse happens tomorrow I'm literally expecting this community to be like 'Hey bro, what's up?' xD

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    1. Anna - Haha! I know what you mean. We'd be the most prepared.

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  18. Witches? SAY NO MORE! :D Also, the cover of A Whisper of Bones is really lovely.

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  19. I"m really looking forward to A Whisper of Bones! Just the blurb makes me crazy curious!

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  20. These are both new to me. They both sound like amazing reads. I hope that you enjoy them! :)

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    1. Candid Cover - I hope they will be as good as they sound!

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  21. Oh Keeper looks like a good one I'll have to keep an eye on!

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  22. Both look really good, but A Whisper of Bones sounds excellent.

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  23. Ooh A Whisper of Bones sounds fascinating. Hopefully it's one you can read as a standalone!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Lauren - I read somewhere that it can be read as a stand alone--so hopefully I will agree when I read it. :-)

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  24. I've just recently come across Keeper and I'm intrigued. Both your picks sound good!

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  25. Both! I read YA fantasy and mysteries and love both :) Thanks for bringing these titles to my attention.

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    1. Kari - Hopefully they will be as good as they sound. Two of my favorite genres. :-)

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  26. I love the summary for Keeper and have already added it to my TBR list! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Laura :)
    My Can't Wait Wednesday

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    1. Laura - I hope you get a chance to read and enjoy it!

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  27. Oh, BOTH of these sound ABSOLUTELY AWESOME, Wendy!! Yes, indeed!! The covers are GORGEOUS, and I like both plots!!

    Although I don't usually read many mysteries, I do like the sound of this one. Could be the "wintery" cover has me enthused....lol. For whatever reason, I'm wondering about the existence of Timmy, too.

    As for "Keeper", you know I LOVE paranormal fiction, so this one was a done deal! :) :)

    Thanks for adding to my GR shelves!! Thanks as well for commenting on my CWW post!! HUGS TO YOU & MOUSE!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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    1. Maria - I think they both sound good too. Hopefully they will be as good as they sound. I hope you get a chance to read Keeper!

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  28. I've read a couple of reviews of Whisper of Bones so that one has been on my radar too but hadn't heard about Keeper. I'm normally not a fantasy reader but a bookworm you say? Well, who doesn't love to read about other bookworms!

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    1. Iliana - Hopefully those reviews of Whisper of Bones were good ones!

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  29. Both of these sound really good, but I immediately went and added Keeper to my tbr. Totally sounds like my kind of book!

    Thanks for linking up! - Tressa @ Wishful Endings

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    1. Tressa - I hope you enjoy Keeper when you read it! I hope I do too. :-)

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  30. I love the cover for A Whisper of Bones -- the synopsis makes it sound like a book I would normally pick up, but I do love that cover.

    Thanks for stopping by at my blog earlier :)

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  31. Both books are new to me, authors too, but they do look great. And they sound very intriguing. My wishlist just grew *sigh* Thanks for sharing and happy reading!
    Sorry that it took me so long to comment back. Time flies ...

    Best wishes
    Vi @Inkvotary

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    1. Vi - I am not familiar with either author either. Hopefully this will be the beginning of a long relationship. At least with their books. :-)

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  32. I haven't heard of either of these but all I need to know is witches and I am sold. I hope you enjoy both of these!

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    1. Carole - Same here. I love books featuring witches!

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