Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Master of Sorrows by Justin Travis Call & The Severed Moon by Leigh Bardugo


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:
Master of Sorrows by Justin Travis Call
 Publication Date: February 21st, 2019
Gollancz
448 pages
Pre-order: Book Depository 


Master of Sorrows (The Silent Gods, #1)From Goodreads: 

"
You have heard the story before - of a young boy, orphaned through tragic circumstances, raised by a wise old man, who comes to a fuller knowledge of his magic and uses it to fight the great evil that threatens his world. 

But what if the boy hero and the malevolent, threatening taint were one and the same? 

What if the boy slowly came to realize he was the reincarnation of an evil god? Would he save the world . . . or destroy it? 

Among the Academy's warrior-thieves, Annev de Breth is an outlier. Unlike his classmates who were stolen as infants from the capital city, Annev was born in the small village of Chaenbalu, was believed to be executed, and then unknowingly raised by his parents' killers. 

Seventeen years later, Annev struggles with the burdens of a forbidden magic, a forgotten heritage, and a secret deformity. When he is subsequently caught between the warring ideologies of his priestly mentor and the Academy's masters, he must choose between forfeiting his promising future at the Academy or betraying his closest friends. Each decision leads to a deeper dilemma, until Annev finds himself pressed into a quest he does not wish to fulfil. 

Will he finally embrace the doctrine of his tutors, murder a stranger, and abandon his mentor? Or will he accept the more difficult truth of who he is . . . and the darker truth of what he may become . . ."
The blurb is right, I have heard that story before.... until we get to the later part of the blurb! I have to say, the cover is what initially grabbed my attention, but that synopsis is what confirmed it. Really looking forward to this one!

             and...


The Severed Moon by Leigh Bardugo
Publication Date: January 29th, 2019
Imprint
368 pages
Pre-order: Amazon | Book Depository 


The Severed Moon: A Year-Long Journal of MagicFrom Goodreads: 

"
A bewitching journal filled with prompts and quotations from the imagination of worldwide #1 bestselling author Leigh Bardugo. 

"We learn to wring magic from the ordinary.” 

Find the magic in your life with this year-long journal. On every page you will find an introspective question to respond to, or an evocative quotation from the novels of the Grishaverse—a magical world created by bestselling author Leigh Bardugo. Open your windows to the moon, write down what each prompt or quote conjures in your mind, and let this journal guide you through 365 days of magical self reflection."


So as you can no doubt see, this isn't really a book, but I've recently discovered it and am really interested in it! I've never been good at journals despite trying countless times to keep them, but this sounds like it might make for some thoughtful topics and ideas to ponder and write about, so I think I'll have to try to pick up a copy at some point.

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

     

13 comments:

  1. I love the cover of the first one. And the synopsis! I might have to check it out.

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  2. I like that Leigh Bardugo journal!

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  3. Master of Sorrows sounds really interesting, and that twist is pretty cool!

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  4. Really excited for Severed Moon! Looks beautiful!

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  5. Both of these look nice, but I love that cover of The severed Moon! Looks like a cool journal. :)

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  6. The Severed Moon seems like an odd idea, but I would definitely like to know more about it๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. It really does seem odd, I think that's why I'm so intrigued haha.

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  7. Master of Sorrows sounds so good! I will check it out! Hope you lobe it!

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