Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Wishing for Wednesday: So Many Good Books!



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. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. (Based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.)

I tried to stop at just a couple this week, but I had trouble narrowing it down. Is it any wonder my wish list will outlive me?


Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh (384 pgs)
Release Date: March 13, 2018 by Berkley
The police say it was suicide. 
Anna says it was murder. 
They're both wrong.

One year ago, Caroline Johnson chose to end her life brutally: a shocking suicide planned to match that of her husband just months before. Their daughter, Anna, has struggled to come to terms with their loss ever since.

Now with a young baby of her own, Anna misses her mother more than ever and starts to question her parents’ deaths. But by digging up their past, she’ll put her future in danger. Sometimes it’s safer to let things lie…

The stunning, twisty new psychological thriller from number one bestseller Clare Mackintosh, author of
I Let You Go and I See You. [Goodreads Summary]

Why I want to read it: Enough of my fellow book bloggers have raved about Clare Mackintosh that this one immediately caught my eye. The synopsis of this one has me intrigued!

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Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw (320 pgs)
Release Date: March 6, 2018 by Simon Pulse
Hocus Pocus and Practical Magic meets the Salem Witch trials in this haunting story about three sisters on a quest for revenge—and how love may be the only thing powerful enough to stop them.

Welcome to the cursed town of Sparrow…

Where, two centuries ago, three sisters were sentenced to death for witchery. Stones were tied to their ankles and they were drowned in the deep waters surrounding the town.

Now, for a brief time each summer, the sisters return, stealing the bodies of three weak-hearted girls so that they may seek their revenge, luring boys into the harbor and pulling them under.

Like many locals, seventeen-year-old Penny Talbot has accepted the fate of the town. But this year, on the eve of the sisters’ return, a boy named Bo Carter arrives; unaware of the danger he has just stumbled into.

Mistrust and lies spread quickly through the salty, rain-soaked streets. The townspeople turn against one another. Penny and Bo suspect each other of hiding secrets. And death comes swiftly to those who cannot resist the call of the sisters.

But only Penny sees what others cannot. And she will be forced to choose: save Bo, or save herself.
[Goodreads Summary]

Why I want to read it: How could I not want to read this one?! The cover is gorgeous. And from the description, this really does have a Hocus Pocus vibe to it. I cannot wait to read it!

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It Takes a Coven by Carol J. Perry (384 pgs)
Release Date: February 27, 2018 by Kensington
There’s a new witch-hunt in Salem, Massachusetts . . .

When Lee Barrett joins a former student’s bridal party as maid of honor, she expects cake tastings and dress fittings. But wedding planning becomes more peculiar than Lee’s scrying talents could ever predict. There’s a magical baker, a best man with a checkered past, and a talking crow named Poe as the ring bearer. There’s also a kindly old man dead under his apple tree—one of a series of unexplained deaths hanging over the Wiccan community . . .

With witches dropping dead before they even come out of the proverbial broom closet, Lee’s best friend, River, fears she might have somehow unleashed a terrible curse on the city. Now, aided by Poe and her clairvoyant cat, Lee sets out to investigate. Are lives being claimed by vengeful supernatural forces—or by something more shocking? She soon discovers, casting light on the wicked truth can be one killer commitment . . .
[Goodreads Summary]

Why I want to read it: It must be the season of the witches because here is another witch related book that has caught my eye. This is my favorite kind of cozy mystery. I cannot pass up a story about magic or witches.

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All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages by Saundra Mitchell, Kody Keplinger, Kate Scelsa, Robin Talley, Shaun David Hutchinson, Tess Sharpe, Alex Sanchez, Nilah Magruder, Sara Farizan, Mackenzi Lee, Anna-Marie McLemore, Malinda Lo, Dahlia Adler, Tehlor Kay Mejia, Scott Tracey, Tessa Gratton, Natalie C. Parker, Elliot Wake (384 pgs)
Release Date: February 27, 2018 by Harlequin Teen
Take a journey through time and genres and discover a past where queer figures live, love and shape the world around them. Seventeen of the best young adult authors across the queer spectrum have come together to create a collection of beautifully written diverse historical fiction for teens.

From a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood set in war-torn 1870s Mexico featuring a transgender soldier, to two girls falling in love while mourning the death of Kurt Cobain, forbidden love in a sixteenth-century Spanish convent or an asexual girl discovering her identity amid the 1970s roller-disco scene,
All Out tells a diverse range of stories across cultures, time periods and identities, shedding light on an area of history often ignored or forgotten. [Goodreads Summary]

Why I want to read it: I occasionally like to read short stories, and I enjoy historical fiction. This particular collection appealed to me for those reasons, as well as that they feature LGBQT youth, an under represented group in literature that deserves more of a voice.


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


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52 comments:

  1. Let Me Lie looks really good, and I've been wanting to try Clare MAckintosh too. Her last book got a lot of buzz but I haven't read it yet, and now this one is coming lol. I'll have to read both. :)

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    1. Greg - Sometimes I feel so behind when an author I want to try comes out with yet another book. I am looking forward to both her books as well.

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  2. The Wicked Deep is on that has been on my radar for a little while. My CWW

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    1. Eve - Doesn't it sound irresistible? I cannot wait to read it!

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  3. I was just looking at Let Me Lie yesterday. Hope you enjoy it! And I like witch books too. I'll have to look into those. Thanks for sharing them.

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    1. Laura - I hope it is as good as it sounds! I have had good luck with thrillers as of late and hope that streak lasts.

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  4. What a wonderful selection this is! I think my faves are Let me Lie and All out -- I hope they're all good reads though!

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    1. Verushka - Thank you! I hope they are all as good as they sound too!

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  5. Let me Lie sounds really good! I love a good psychological thriller :D That cover for All Out is gorgeous too!

    Here's my Wednesday post!

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    1. Proxyfish - I do too! I feel like I have read a good bunch of them lately. I hope it continues!

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  6. Let Me Lie and The Wicked Deep sound really good! Hope you have the opportunity and time to read all these books!

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    1. Eustacia - Finding the time will we the challenge, won't it? So many tempting books.

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  7. I'm interested in that Claire Mackintosh book as well. I was just reading the blurb yesterday and thought it sounded very good.

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    1. Suzanne - I think so too! I hope it is as good as it sounds.

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  8. I really liked Clare Mackintosh's previous books and have this one on my list as well. You put up some good ones today, Wendy. Hocus Pocus - I love that movie!

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    1. Kay - I am glad you enjoyed her previous books. Hopefully I will read those too. :-) Hocus Pocus is a favorite in our house.

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  9. Great picks!!! Let Me Lie and The Wicked Deep are two that I want to read!

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    1. Jenea - Thank you! I hope you get to read them as well. :-)

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  10. I have a review scheduled for Let Me Lie, but Wicked Deep is the one I'm most interested in!

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    1. Jenclair - I look forward to reading your thoughts on Let Me Lie.

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  11. I haven't heard of All Out, but it sounds good! I tried one Claire Mackintosh book and it wasn't for me, but I know a lot of people love her books. I was lucky enough to get an ARC copy of The Wicked Deep so I'll be posting my review of that soon. I hope you love all of these when you get to read them!! <3 :D

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    1. Angel Erin - I can't remember where I first heard about All Out. Maybe NetGalley? It sure sounds good though. I'm sorry to hear you did not care for the Mackintosh book you read. Hopefully I will have better luck with this one. I look forward to your thoughts on Wicked Deep!

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  12. I totally want to read Let Me Lie! It sounds soooo awesome. I hope you get your hands on all of these!

    Mary Can’t Wait Wednesday

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    1. Mary - I think so too! I cannot wait to read it. :-)

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  13. I read The Wicked Deep a couple weeks ago and loved it! I really hope you get a chance to read it soon and love it too!

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    1. Sara - I am so glad to hear it! I am really excited about reading The Wicked Deep.

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  14. Let Me Lie is on my TBR and I can't believe I missed It Takes a Coven. I love that series! These all look great.

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    1. Katherine - I haven't read anything in that series and am excited to give it a try.

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  15. Wow, they all look good. I just got an ARC of Let Me Lie and I've been waiting for The Wicked Deep for what seems like forever. Great picks this week!

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    1. Barb - Thank you! I hope you enjoy Let Me Lie. And doesn't The Wicked Deep sound great?

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  16. All of these look fantastic! I hope you'll enjoy them all! Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Lynn - I hope I will get to read them all too. :-) I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  17. It Takes a Coven and Wicked Deep both sound appealing! I must be in a witchy mood, too. I hope you get a chance to read them.

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    1. Lark (Bookwyrm) - I think so too! I have been in more of a witchy mood as of late too. :-)

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  18. After reading these synopses I now want to read It Takes a Coven and The Wicked Deep. They sound great. :)

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    1. Lark (Lark Writes) - Don't they? I look foraward to reading them. :-)

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  19. The Wicked Deep is on my list, too! All Out sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing these titles. 💜

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    1. La La - I hope they are as good as they sound. I'm excited to read them all.

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  20. I would read It Takes a Coven because there is a cat on the cover. I will read anything with a cat :)

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    1. Ellen - The cat on a cover definitely raises the appeal of a book. :-)

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  21. The Wicked Deep is one I'm already waiting for, the others are new to me. Great picks!
    Check out my Wednesday Post

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    1. Lisa - Thank you! I am excited about The Wicked Deep.

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  22. I am really considering adding Let Me Lie to my TBR pile. I have read one of her previous books and did enjoy it so I will probably pick it up at some point. Great picks!

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    1. Carole - Hopefully Let Me Lie will be good. :-)

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  23. Let Me Lie is already on my wishlist because I've read the other books by this author and enjoy her work. I never heard of the others, but The Wicked Deep looks good to me, too. Thanks for sharing and showing restraint at just a few titles, ha! I would've had a long scrolling list this week, since it's hard to narrow down to what I want next!

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    1. Kari - I am glad to hear you enjoyed Mackintosh's other books! That bodes well for me. There are too many tempting books out there.

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  24. Once again, I tend to be a "title/cover" gal! THE WICKED DEEP is the one that got me :)

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    1. Donna Marie - It is a very appealing cover. :-)

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  25. Our wishlists will outlive us all! :)
    I definitely want to read the Clare Mackintosh book. Really enjoyed one of hers last year.

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    1. Iliana - I am sure mine will definitely outlive me. :-)

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