Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Rosewater by Tade Thompson & Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton

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:
Rosewater by Tade Thompson
Publication Date: September 18th, 2018
432 pages
Pre-order: Amazon Book Depository 

From Goodreads: 

Tade Thompson's Rosewater is the start of an award-winning, cutting edge trilogy set in Nigeria, by one of science fiction's most engaging new voices. 

Rosewater is a town on the edge. A community formed around the edges of a mysterious alien biodome, its residents comprise the hopeful, the hungry and the helpless - people eager for a glimpse inside the dome or a taste of its rumored healing powers. 

Kaaro is a government agent with a criminal past. He has seen inside the biodome, and doesn't care to again -- but when something begins killing off others like himself, Kaaro must defy his masters to search for an answer, facing his dark history and coming to a realization about a horrifying future."
I've been enjoying some good sci-fi now and then lately and the premise of Rosewater sounds pretty exciting. I love the sound of a Nigerian setting and the town of Rosewater itself sound like something I want to explore (in a book, of course).

Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton
Publication Date: September 18th, 2018
Margaret McElderry Books
320 pages
Pre-order: Amazon Book Depository

From Goodreads: 

"Long ago, a village made a bargain with the devil: to ensure their prosperity, when the Slaughter Moon rises, the village must sacrifice a young man into the depths of the Devil’s Forest. 

Only this year, the Slaughter Moon has risen early. 

Bound by duty, secrets, and the love they share for one another, Mairwen, a spirited witch; Rhun, the expected saint; and Arthur, a restless outcast, will each have a role to play as the devil demands a body to fill the bargain. But the devil these friends find is not the one they expect, and the lies they uncover will turn their town—and their hearts—inside out."

 The Devil's Forest, witches, outcasts, the Slaughter Moon? I love everything about how this book is described and cannot wait for it to come out! Tessa Gratton is an author I've only recently started reading, but her prose is so beautiful that I can't wait to read more from her. Fingers crossed my library actually carries it!

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

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  1. I'm all in for Strange Grace and the other one sounds pretty interesting as well. Great picks!

  2. I love that cover on Strange Grace - the pops of red are really striking!

  3. Strange Grace really appeals to me as well. Great picks this week!

  4. Rosewater sounds like a good one, I like the Nigeria setting and the biodome concept. Kinda cool!

  5. I read Rosewater back when it was published by Apex Books and loved it!