Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Early Riser by Jasper Fforde

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:
Early Riser by Jasper Fforde 
Publication Date: February 12th, 2019
416 pages

Early RiserFrom Goodreads: 

Every Winter, the human population hibernates. 

During those bitterly cold four months, the nation is a snow-draped landscape of desolate loneliness, devoid of human activity. 

Well, not quite . 

Your name is Charlie Worthing and it's your first season with the Winter Consuls, the committed but mildly unhinged group of misfits who are responsible for ensuring the hibernatory safe passage of the sleeping masses. 

You are investigating an outbreak of viral dreams which you dismiss as nonsense; nothing more than a quirky artefact borne of the sleeping mind. 

When the dreams start to kill people, it's unsettling. 

When you get the dreams too, it's weird. 

When they start to come true, you begin to doubt your sanity. 

But teasing truth from the Winter is never easy: You have to avoid the Villains and their penchant for murder, kidnapping, and stamp collecting, ensure you aren't eaten by Nightwalkers, whose thirst for human flesh can only be satisfied by comfort food, and sidestep the increasingly less-than-mythical WinterVolk. 

But so long as you remember to wrap up warmly, you'll be fine."
I love Jasper Fforde and I only found out about this book a few weeks ago! This sounds like classic Fforde and every single thing about it sounds amazing--I've been waiting for a new release from him for so long now. It just came out yesterday actually, but since my library has a decent hold list on it, it might be a while before I can read it so I figured it would still work for this week's pick.

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



  1. I'm curious about these dreams starting to kill people and I've always felt a lure toward hibernation. Who doesn't love sleep? Great pick.

    1. I would be completely on board to participate in some hibernation, haha.

  2. Oh my gosh! That summary is a great mix of suspense and humor. I hope you love it!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

    1. That's what really drew me in--it sounds like a really clever mix of things. Thanks!

  3. Oh wow this sounds different and really cool! I love stories about dreams.

  4. This sounds really interesting! I'm so curious about the dreams. Thanks for sharing! Hope you enjoy it! :)

  5. Oooh! This sounds like an interesting book! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  6. Great choice, I'm a huge Jasper Fforde fan, although it's been a long time since I've read one of his books.

    1. Yeah, I've been really missing his wit and trademark style, so I'm glad to have another book to read from him!

  7. I really enjoyed Early Riser (it came out in the UK last year). I hope you like it too! :)

    1. Ooh awesome, I'm thrilled to hear that--so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks!

  8. YES!! This was my BOTM pick for this month. I cannot wait to dive in!!

    Erica | Erica Robyn Reads