Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Can't Wait Wednesday: The Gutter Prayer by Gareth Hanrahan & The Girl King by Mimi Yu

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 Gutter Prayer by Gareth Hanrahan
 Publication Date: January 17th, 2019
544 pages
Pre-order: Amazon | Book Depository 

The Gutter PrayerFrom Goodreads: 

A group of three young thieves are pulled into a centuries old magical war between ancient beings, mages, and humanity in this wildly original debut epic fantasy. 

The city has always been. The city must finally end. 

When three thieves - an orphan, a ghoul, and a cursed man - are betrayed by the master of the thieves guild, their quest for revenge uncovers dark truths about their city and exposes a dangerous conspiracy, the seeds of which were sown long before they were born.Cari is a drifter whose past and future are darker than she can know. 

Rat is a Ghoul, whose people haunt the city's underworld. 

Spar is a Stone Man, subject to a terrible disease that is slowly petrifying his flesh. 

Chance has brought them together, but their friendship could be all that stands in the way of total armageddon."
I'm such a sucker for fantasy books about a group of people (especially thieves!) get together for some big plan. I haven't really seen much about this one anywhere, but I am really intrigued by it and can't wait to check it out!


The Girl King by Mimi Yu
Publication Date: January 8th, 2019
Bloomsbury YA
432 pages
Pre-order: Amazon | Book Depository 

The Girl KingFrom Goodreads: 

"All hail the Girl King. 

Sisters Lu and Min have always understood their places as princesses of the Empire. Lu knows she is destined to become the dynasty's first female ruler, while Min is resigned to a life in her shadow. Then their father declares their male cousin Set the heir instead—a betrayal that sends the sisters down two very different paths. 

Determined to reclaim her birthright, Lu goes on the run. She needs an ally—and an army—if she is to succeed. Her quest leads her to Nokhai, the last surviving wolf shapeshifter. Nok wants to keep his identity secret, but finds himself forced into an uneasy alliance with the girl whose family killed everyone he ever loved… 

Alone in the volatile court, Min's hidden power awakens—a forbidden, deadly magic that could secure Set's reign…or allow Min to claim the throne herself. But there can only be one Emperor, and the sisters' greatest enemy could turn out to be each other."
I've been looking forward to this one for so long! I believe this is Mimi Yu's debut novel and I'm just so excited to see what she brings to the fantasy table. It's not that this book's premise necessarily sounds super unique or anything (I mean, it's hard to be unique these days), but all the different components just really intrigue me and I'm always down for more non-Western fantasy.

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



  1. Both of these are new to me. I hope you enjoy reading them!
    My WoW

  2. The Gutter Prayer looks really interesting, and I always love a really well done fantasy city with atmosphere and grittiness. Hoping this one is good!

  3. The Girl King is one I'm really excited for as well. It sounds so good!

  4. Oooh! Both of these books sound awesome! Great picks!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  5. These sounds good! Hope you enjoy them!

  6. Great choices! I am excited to have a copy of The Gutter Prayer and I hope to read it this month😁