Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Devil's Wind by Steve Goble & The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White

Can't-Wait is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings that spotlights exciting upcoming releases that we can't wait to be released! This meme is based off of Jill @ Breaking the Spine's Waiting on Wednesday meme.

This week's upcoming book spotlight is:
The Devil's Wind by Steve Goble
Publication Date: September 11th, 2018
Seventh Street Books
272 pages

From Goodreads: 

A historical mystery that blends nautical adventure in pirate waters with a locked-room murder mystery, featuring a pirate sleuth whose wits are as sharp as his blade. 

Spider John, longing to escape the pirate life he never wanted, has an honest seafaring job at last and a chance to return to his beloved Em and their child. But when Captain Brentwood is murdered in his cabin, Spider’s plans are tossed overboard. 

Who killed Redemption’s captain? The mysterious pirate with a sadistic past? The beautiful redhead who hides guns beneath her skirt? One of the men pining for the captain’s daughter? There are plenty of suspects. 

But how could anyone kill the captain in his locked quarters while the entire crew was gathered together on the deck? Before he can solve the puzzle, Spider John and his ex-pirate friends Hob and Odin will have to cope with violence, schemes, nosy Royal Navy officers, and a deadly trap set by the ruthless pirate Ned Low."
I love a good locked-room mystery, and fall seems like a great time to just relax and enjoy a good one. I know next to nothing about this author and have heard nothing about this book, but I stumbled upon it and thought it just sounded like a lot of fun.

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White
Publication Date: September 25th, 2018
Delacorte Press
304 pages
Pre-order: Amazon Book Depository

From Goodreads

"Elizabeth Lavenza hasn't had a proper meal in weeks. Her thin arms are covered with bruises from her "caregiver," and she is on the verge of being thrown into the streets . . . until she is brought to the home of Victor Frankenstein, an unsmiling, solitary boy who has everything--except a friend. 

Victor is her escape from misery. Elizabeth does everything she can to make herself indispensable--and it works. She is taken in by the Frankenstein family and rewarded with a warm bed, delicious food, and dresses of the finest silk. Soon she and Victor are inseparable. 

But her new life comes at a price. As the years pass, Elizabeth's survival depends on managing Victor's dangerous temper and entertaining his every whim, no matter how depraved. Behind her blue eyes and sweet smile lies the calculating heart of a girl determined to stay alive no matter the cost . . . as the world she knows is consumed by darkness."

I didn't love Kiersten White's And I Darken books (well, I only read the first one before calling quits), but I love the sound of this one and more than willing to try out her writing again. This sounds like a really interesting premise and dynamic and I can't wait to have a chance to check it out--I love a good Frankenstein-inspired story!

What do you think about these upcoming releases? What are your anticipated upcoming releases?

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  1. I'm so excited for The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White as well! I can hardly contain myself and wait. Lol. The Devil's Wind by Steve Goble is new to me but sounds so good with lots of atmospheric. Enjoy!

  2. I am really excited for this one! I can't wait it was my CWW last week! I hope we both get a chance to read it.

    Mary my CWW!

  3. Ooh The Dark Descent definitely sounds intense. I'm curious if her and Victor will be lovers, or rivals, or both?

  4. The Kiersten White book sounds really good, although I've never read her books before. And I'm intrigued by The Devil's Wind because I love locked room mysteries­čśŐ

  5. I love the cover on Dark Descent, but I probably prefer the locked-room mystery! Great picks!

  6. I'm really excited for the Kiersten White book as well. It sounds so good!

  7. The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein sounds SO interesting! I didn't care for And I Darken by Kiersten White, but I think I need to give this new one a go!