Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Waiting to Read Wednesday: The Ten Thousand Doors of January, The Resurrectionist of Caligo, The Vanished Bride, & Sleepless in Manhattan



The Old(er) 
I have an embarrassing number of unread books sitting on the shelves in my personal library. Carole of Carole's Random Life in Books has given me the perfect excuse to spotlight and discuss those neglected books in her Books from the Backlog feature. After all, even those older books need a bit of love! Not to mention it is reminding me what great books I have waiting for me under my own roof still to read!

Sleepless in Manhattan (From Manhattan with Love #1) by Sarah Morgan (2016)
What if the person who broke your heart, is the only one who can help you find your future?
Great friends. Amazing Apartment. An incredible job. Paige has ticked off every box on perfect New York life checklist. Until disaster strikes and instead of shimming further up the career ladder, Paige is packing up her desk.
Her brother’s best friend Jake might be the only person who can help her put her life back together. He also happens to be the boy she spent her teen years pining after, and Paige is determined not repeat her past mistakes. But the more time she spends with Jake, the more Paige realises the one thing that was missing from her world all along. The perfect New York love story… [Goodreads Summary]

Why I want to read this: This has been sitting on my shelf for quite a while now. I read another of Sarah Morgan's romance novels and adored it. I couldn't wait to read more by her. Only . . . well, there it sits unread still. I do want to read it and will. The when is still a question mark.


Have you read this one or another of the author's books? What did you think? 


The New
Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by the marvelous Tressa at Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss upcoming release we are excited about that we have yet to read.


The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow
Release Date: September 10, 2019 by Orbit
EVERY STORY OPENS A DOOR

In a sprawling mansion filled with exotic treasures, January Scaller is a curiosity herself. As the ward of the wealthy Mr. Locke, she feels little different from the artifacts that decorate the halls: carefully maintained, largely ignored, and utterly out of place.

But her quiet existence is shattered when she stumbles across a strange book. A book that carries the scent of other worlds and tells a tale of secret doors, of love, adventure and danger. As each page reveals more impossible truths about the world, January discovers a story that might just be the key to unlocking the secrets of her past. [Goodreads Summary]
Why I want to read this: Portal fantasy . . . a book that opens the door to many different worlds. What is not to love about that?


The Resurrectionist of Caligo by Wendy Trimboli & Alicia Zaloga
Release Date: September 10, 2019 by Angry Robot
With a murderer on the loose, it's up to an enlightened bodysnatcher and a rebellious princess to save the city, in this wonderfully inventive Victorian-tinged fantasy noir.

"Man of Science" Roger Weathersby scrapes out a risky living digging up corpses for medical schools. When he's framed for the murder of one of his cadavers, he's forced to trust in the superstitions he's always rejected: his former friend, princess Sibylla, offers to commute Roger's execution in a blood magic ritual which will bind him to her forever. With little choice, he finds himself indentured to Sibylla and propelled into an investigation. There's a murderer loose in the city of Caligo, and the duo must navigate science and sorcery, palace intrigue and dank boneyards to catch the butcher before the killings tear their whole country apart. [Goodreads Summary]
Why I want to read this: The combination of mystery and fantasy with a bit of steampunk flare caught my attention immediately when I first heard about this one, landing it a spot on my wish list. 


The Vanished Bride (Brontë Sisters Mystery, A Book 1) by Bella Ellis
Release Date: September 10, 2019 by Berkley
Before they became legendary writers, Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, and Anne Brontë were detectors in this charming historical mystery...

Yorkshire, 1845. A young wife and mother has gone missing from her home, leaving behind two small children and a large pool of blood. Just a few miles away, a humble parson’s daughters—the Brontë sisters—learn of the crime. Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë are horrified and intrigued by the mysterious disappearance.

These three creative, energetic, and resourceful women quickly realize that they have all the skills required to make for excellent “lady detectors.” Not yet published novelists, they have well-honed imaginations and are expert readers. And, as Charlotte remarks, “detecting is reading between the lines—it’s seeing what is not there.”

As they investigate, Charlotte, Emily, and Anne are confronted with a society that believes a woman’s place is in the home, not scouring the countryside looking for clues. But nothing will stop the sisters from discovering what happened to the vanished bride, even as they find their own lives are in great peril... [Goodreads Summary]
Why I want to read this: This could go one of two ways. The last novel I read with these three authors and their brother as the protagonists fell short for me, but I am hopeful this one, more of a historical mystery, will have a better chance of winning me over. 


Do any of these books appeal to you too? What upcoming releases are you looking forward to reading? 


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62 comments:

  1. Sleepless in Manhattan and The Vanishing Bride sound brilliant -- I did not to be sp taken with a story about the Bronte sisters as lady detectors lol

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    1. Verushka - I am really curious to see if Bella Ellis can pull it off. It sure sounds good! Thank you for visiting.

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  2. I have The Ten Thousand Doors of January--love that cover. The Resurrectionist of Caligo piques my interest. :)

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    1. Jenclair - I hope you enjoy The Ten Thousand Doors of January. I'll be waiting for your review. :-) Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I have an embarrassing number of books, too, and really need to weed some out. Sleepless in Manhattan sounds good to me.

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    1. Kathy - I was thinking that the other day while staring at my unread books. It might me time for another shelf weeding. It's been awhile since the last one. Thank you for visiting!

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  4. Wow, you always find such great books! I really want to read the last three and hope I can make some time for them. I've always loved the name January and it's great to see it in a book. Maybe it's because it's my birthday month.

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    1. Barb - I like the name January also. :-) I hope you enjoy all three if you do read them. I hope I will get a chance to. Thank you for stopping by!

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  5. Ten Thousand Doors sound fabulous. I do hope you get to read it - and enjoy!

    Here is my Wednesday post.

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  6. The Ten Thousand Doors of January sounds so good and that cover is great. It's on my wishlist.

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    1. Ashley - I love the cover too. :-) I hope you get a chance to read it as well! Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. I cannot stop staring at the cover of The Ten Thousand Doors of January. Sounds like a really enchanting read.

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    1. Alicia - Isn't that cover beautiful? I like it too. I can't wait to read it. Thank you for visiting!

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  8. I have the Ten Thousand Doors of January on my TBR already. I love the cover too. The Resurrectionist of Caligo sounds intriguing as well. Great picks. Hope you enjoy them and have a great day too, Wendy!

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    1. Laura - I hope we both love Ten Thousand Doors of January when we read it. I think The Resurrectionist of Caligo will be a good one. Thank you for stopping by, Laura!

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  9. I wouldn't know how to pick between these four books. They all look good.

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  10. I can understand having a long TBR of backlist books! I'm really looking forward to Ten Thousand Doors of January! I hope you get to read all of these books!!

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    1. Jessica - There are so many books I want to read. Old, new and everything in between! :-) Thank you for visiting!

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  11. Wow! Lots of great books here and all the covers look so beautiful!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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    1. Ronyell - Thank you! I looking forward to reading them. :-)

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  12. So many fantastic choices! I have yet to read a Sarah Morgan novel and I have always wanted to give her a try. This one does sound like my kind of read. Thanks so much for sharing these. :)

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    1. Candid Cover - Thank you! I am looking forward to reading more by Sarah Morgan. I hope you get a chance to give her work a try!

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  13. All these books are interesting, but I think The Vanished Bride and The Ten Thousand Doors of January will fit my reading tastes the best :D Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Rachel - I hope you get a chance to read them! Thank you for stopping by!

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  14. These all sound so good, Wendy! I haven't read Sarah Morgan yet but have heard great things about her books. The Ten Thousand Doors of January also sounds like one I might want to pick up.

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    1. Carole - I really need to move up that Sarah Morgan book in my TBR pile. Thank you for visiting!

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  15. Nice picks! I've had my eye on The Ten Thousand Doors since I saw a short story by the author on Tor.com a while ago. I think it sounds great!

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    1. Greg - Thank you! I am looking forward to reading all of these, especially The Then Thousand Doors of January. :-)

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  16. I am so excited for The Resurrectionist of Caligo, and The Vanished Bride sounds really good, too! I hope you enjoy these! )

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    1. Jordan - I am too! I can't wait to read both. Thank you for visiting!

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  17. All the books sound interesting to me. And I love the cover of The Ten Thousand Doors of January.

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    1. Melody - I really like the cover of The Ten Thousand Doors of January also. :-) Thank you for stopping by!

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  18. I love this meme! I read The Christmas Sisters by Sarah Morgan and really enjoyed it! Maybe I found out about it here on your blog? I don't remember.

    And though I'm not into fantasy much this year, I do love the idea of a time portal! Time travel is actually one of my fave themes for a book outside my mystery/suspense choices.

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    1. Rita - I don't think I've read The Christmas Sisters, but now I have to. Haha.

      I have come to like time travel too--at least when I don't let my husband get into my head. He has issues with time travel and likes to tease me with "logic" whenever I mention I am reading a book involving it.

      Thank you for visiting, Rita!

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  19. I'm determined to make my way through my TBR shelf at some point! lol I hope you can stop by and see my Book from the Backlog:

    https://collettaskitchensink.blogspot.com/2019/08/books-from-backlog-81519.html

    Colletta

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    1. Colletta - Hopefully we can both reach that goal someday! Thank you for stopping by!

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  20. Ooooh, The Ten Thousand Doors of January, The Ressurectionist of Caligo, and The Vanished Bride all sound very good. I hope you get to read them soon!

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    1. Eustacia - I hope I will too! I am looking forward to reading them. :-) Thank you for visiting!

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  21. i've seen sleepless in manhattan around but the others are new to me. thanks for sharing
    sherry @ fundinmental

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    1. Sherry - Hopefully I will get to Sleepless in Manhattan sooner than later. :-) Thank you for stopping by!

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  22. I'm also excited to read The Ten Thousand Doors of January!

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    1. Katrin - I hope we both enjoy it! Thank you for visiting!

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  23. I've not read any of these yet but I sure would like to:)

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    1. Laura - They all sound good, don't they? I hope you get a chance to read them if you decide to. Thank you for stopping by!

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  24. All of these look and sound really good. I hope you get to them and love them!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

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  25. I have The Vanished Bride on my TBR and am really excited about it. I read a later book in that Sarah Morgan series and enjoyed it. I really like her writing but her stories stress me out sometimes. Way too much second hand embarrassment!

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    1. Katherine - Doesn't it sound good? I hope we both enjoy it! I like Sarah Morgan's writing too. I'll have to watch our for that second hand embarrassment when I read more of her books. ;-) Thank you for visiting!

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  26. The Sarah Morgan looks cute. I haven't read her yet. Oooh, the Brontes solving a mystery does sound good.

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    1. Sophia Rose - I do recommend Sarah Morgan if you get the chance and are in the mood for contemporary romance. I am looking forward to the mystery involving the Brontes. I hope it doesn't disappoint. Thank you for stopping by, Sophia Rose!

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  27. I like Sarah Morgan. I'm not familiar with the others, but they look intriguing. Happy reading!

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    1. Bea - I really hope to read more by Sarah Morgan. Thank you for visiting!

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  28. I love Sarah Morgan! I hope Sleepless in Manhattan ends up being as great as the other book you enjoyed written by her.

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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    1. Lindy - It sounds like something I will like, and if you love her books, I probably will too. :-)

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  29. I love the Brontes so The Vanished Bride sounds really good to me.

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    1. Suzanne - I hope it will be good!Thank you for visiting!

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  30. Great picks! I think I would enjoy The Vanished Bride and The Ten Thousand Doors of January.

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    1. Yvonne - Thanks! I hope you get a chance to read them!

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  31. I´ve read Sleepless in Manhattan already and liked it very much. Hopefully you can enjoy it as much as I did. Happy reading.

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  32. I have had my eye on Ten Thousand Doors, too. I also love Portal Fantasy. 📚✨

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