Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri & The Wren Hunt by Mary Watson

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:
Empire of Sand (The Books of Ambha) by Tasha Suri
 Publication Date: November 13th, 2018
496 pages
Pre-order: Amazon | Book Depository 

Empire of Sand (The Books of Ambha)From Goodreads: 

A nobleman’s daughter with magic in her blood. An empire built on the dreams of enslaved gods. Empire of Sand is Tasha Suri’s captivating, Mughal India-inspired debut fantasy. 

The Amrithi are outcasts; nomads descended of desert spirits, they are coveted and persecuted throughout the Empire for the power in their blood. Mehr is the illegitimate daughter of an imperial governor and an exiled Amrithi mother she can barely remember, but whose face and magic she has inherited. 

When Mehr’s power comes to the attention of the Emperor’s most feared mystics, she must use every ounce of will, subtlety, and power she possesses to resist their cruel agenda. 

Should she fail, the gods themselves may awaken seeking vengeance…"
I'm a big fan of some new settings in fantasy, and an India-inspird one sounds fantastic. I am always ready to start a new fantasy series--I've been looking forward to this one for a while, so I'm excited to finally check it out.


The Wren Hunt by Mary Watson
 Publication Date: November 6th, 2018
Bloomsbury USA
432 pages
Pre-order: Amazon | Book Depository 

The Wren HuntFrom Goodreads: 

Once a year, Wren is chased through the woods near her rural Ireland hometown in a warped version of a childhood game. Her pursuers belong to the judges, a group in control of an ancient, powerful magic they stole from her own people, the augurs . . . but they know nothing of her real identity. If they learned the truth, the game would surely turn deadly. 

Though she knows the risks, Wren also goes on the hunt, taking a dangerous undercover assignment as an intern at enemy headquarters, the Harkness Foundation. If she can uncover a long-buried secret, she can save her family and end the judges' reign once and for all. 

But as the web of lies, deceit, and betrayal thickens around Wren, she hurtles toward a truth that threatens to consume her and reveal who she really is. Not only has she come to the attention of powerful judge Cassa Harkness, but she is also falling dangerously in love with the one person she shouldn't. And she may need to decide which she'd rather lose, her heart or her life."
This sounds so weird and I have no idea what to really expect from it, but it sounds just interesting enough to make really want to read it. I also love that cover so much. I love trees and branches so the style is just phenomenal to me.

What do you think about this upcoming release? What are your anticipated upcoming releases?



  1. Just saw Empire of Sand on another blogger's blog. It sound amazing and I cannot wait. Great choice!
    My Can't-Wait Wednesday: Bloodwitch

  2. Goodreads is telling me that Wren Hunt comes out in February now. I hope it didn't get delayed!

  3. Both of these sound really good. I'll be reading Empire of Sand as well😁