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Waiting on Wednesday: Beyond the Black Door

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Waiting on Wednesday was originally created by Jill @Breaking The Spine. This is a weekly feature that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.


Beyond the Black Door by A.M. Strickland

Beyond the Black DoorPublication date: 29. October 2019

Summary:

Kamai was warned never to open the black door, but she didn’t listen.

Everyone has a soul. Some are beautiful gardens, others are frightening dungeons. Soulwalkers―like Kamai and her mother―can journey into other people’s souls while they sleep.

But no matter where Kamai visits, she sees the black door. It follows her into every soul, and her mother has told her to never, ever open it.

When Kamai touches the door, it is warm and beating, like it has a pulse. When she puts her ear to it, she hears her own name whispered from the other side. And when tragedy strikes, Kamai does the unthinkable: she opens the door.

A.M. Strickland’s imaginative dark fantasy features court intrigue and romance, a main character coming to terms with her asexuality, and twists and turns as a seductive mystery unfolds that endangers not just Kamai’s own soul, but the entire kingdom.


This book is coming out sooner than I thought? For some reason I thought it was coming out in November. No idea how I made that oversight (probably because I never remember the dates a book comes out). Luckily I’m still 2 weeks away from the release date for this book so I can feature it in todays Waiting on Wednesday!

The first thing that I heard about this book was the fact that it had an asexual main character and I immediately added it to my TBR. If you didn’t know I identify as asexual and whenever there is a book with an asexual main character I want to read it. What makes this book even more exiting for me is the fact that it’s a fantasy book! (My favourite genre. So it’s basically perfect for me!)

The synopsis for Beyond the Black Door sounds very intriguing. I have always found the concept dream walking interesting, but I don’t think I have ever read a book about it? I also really want to find out what’s going on with the black door (the synopsis has me hooked). I think I have rambled enough about this book, so I shall leave it at this.


Are you looking forward to Beyond the Black Door? Let me know in the comments below!

Thank you very much for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day!

-Anna♥

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Waiting on Wednesday: Winterwood

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Waiting on Wednesday was originally created by Jill @Breaking The Spine. This is a weekly feature that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.


Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw

Shea ErnshawPublication date: 5. November 2019

Summary:

Be careful of the dark, dark wood…Especially the woods surrounding the town of Fir Haven. Some say these woods are magical. Haunted, even.

Rumoured to be a witch, only Nora Walker knows the truth. She and the Walker women before her have always shared a special connection with the woods. And it’s this special connection that leads Nora to Oliver Huntsman—the same boy who disappeared from the Camp for Wayward Boys weeks ago—and in the middle of the worst snowstorm in years. He should be dead, but here he is alive, and left in the woods with no memory of the time he’d been missing.

But Nora can feel an uneasy shift in the woods at Oliver’s presence. And it’s not too long after that Nora realises she has no choice but to unearth the truth behind how the boy she has come to care so deeply about survived his time in the forest, and what led him there in the first place. What Nora doesn’t know, though, is that Oliver has secrets of his own—secrets he’ll do anything to keep buried, because as it turns out, he wasn’t the only one to have gone missing on that fateful night all those weeks ago.


Last year I read Shea Ernshaw’s debut novel The Wicked Deep and I completely adored it. If you want to know more of my thoughts on The Wicked Deep you can check out my review. Anyway, ever since I hear that Ernshaw was coming out with another book I knew that I had to read it! The Wicked Deep was such an atmospheric book and I’m hoping that Winterwood will be as well. I just adore atmospheric books!

A “trope” that I adore in books is magical (and creepy) woods. Which, as you can tell by the summary, is going to be an spect of this story and I couldn’t be more exited about it! The synopsis for Winterwood sounds very intriguing and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy, once it comes out! Hopefully I’m going to enjoy it equally as much as I enjoyed The Wicked Deep, or even more! (The cover for this book looks very pretty as well, I love the colour combination.)


Are you looking forward to Winterwood? Let me know in the comments below!

Thank you very much for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day!

-Anna♥

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Waiting on Wednesday: Ninth House

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Waiting on Wednesday was originally created by Jill @Breaking The Spine. This is a weekly feature that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.


Ninth House (Ninth House Series #1) by Leigh Bardugo

Leigh BardugoPublication date: 8. October 2019.

Summary:

Galaxy “Alex” Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse. By age twenty, in fact, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. Some might say she’s thrown her life away. But at her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the world’s most elite universities on a full ride. What’s the catch, and why her?

Still searching for answers to this herself, Alex arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yale’s secret societies. These eight windowless “tombs” are well-known to be haunts of the future rich and powerful, from high-ranking politicos to Wall Street and Hollywood’s biggest players. But their occult activities are revealed to be more sinister and more extraordinary than any paranoid imagination might conceive.


As you may know, Leigh Bardugo is one of my all time favourite authors. Obviously I’m exited for her new book! I have read The Shadow and Bone trilogy, the Six of Crows duology and The Language of Thorns by her (and I do own King of Scars and Wonder Woman, but have yet to read them) and I have adored all of those books! I’m very exited for Ninth House to come out, especially since it’s her first adult book.

With that being said, please be aware that this book contains many content warnings that I would recommend researching before reading this book.


Are you looking forward to Ninth House? Let me know in the comments below!

Thank you very much for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day!

-Anna♥

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Waiting on Wednesday: The Starless Sea

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Waiting on Wednesday was originally created by Jill @Breaking The Spine. This is a weekly feature that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.


The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

Erin Morgenstern

Publication date: 5. November 2019

Summary:

Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a mysterious book hidden in the stacks. As he turns the pages, entranced by tales of lovelorn prisoners, key collectors, and nameless acolytes, he reads something strange: a story from his own childhood. Bewildered by this inexplicable book and desperate to make sense of how his own life came to be recorded, Zachary uncovers a series of clues–a bee, a key, and a sword–that lead him to a masquerade party in New York, to a secret club, and through a doorway to an ancient library, hidden far below the surface of the earth.

What Zachary finds in this curious place is more than just a buried home for books and their guardians–it is a place of lost cities and seas, lovers who pass notes under doors and across time, and of stories whispered by the dead. Zachary learns of those who have sacrificed much to protect this realm, relinquishing their sight and their tongues to preserve this archive, and also those who are intent on its destruction.


This is actually my first time participating in Waiting on Wednesday. I had contemplated doing this feature for a while now, but for some reason I haven’t until now. (I have no idea why I waited this long?) Hopefully I will be doing many more posts in the future! Anyway, let’s talk about The Starless Sea now!

As this is my first time participating in this feature I picked my most anticipated book of the year for this weeks post. As you may know, The Night Circus is one of my all time favourite books. I read it for the first time years ago and completely fell in love with it. Erin Morgenstern has a gorgeous writing style and I want to read anything she writes. When I heard that she was coming out with a second book I knew I had to read it, no matter what it was about. The Starless Sea sounds like an amazing book and I can’t wait to get my hands on it and read it!


Are you looking forward to The Starless Sea? Let me know in the comments below!

Thank you very much for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day!

-Anna♥

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