Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Rosewater Insurrection by Tade Thompson & The Waking Forest by Alyssa Wees

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 Rosewater Insurrection by Tade Thompson
(The Wormwood Trilogy #2) 
Publication Date: March 12th, 2019
416 pages
Pre-order: AmazonBook Depository 

The Rosewater InsurrectionFrom Goodreads: 

The Rosewater Insurrection continues the award-winning, cutting edge Wormwood trilogy, set in Nigeria, by one of science fiction's most engaging new voices. 

All is quiet in the city of Rosewater as it expands on the back of the gargantuan alien Wormwood. Those who know the truth of the invasion keep the secret. 

The government agent Aminat, the lover of the retired sensitive Kaaro, is at the forefront of the cold, silent conflict. She must capture a woman who is the key to the survival of the human race. But Aminat is stymied by the machinations of the Mayor of Rosewater and the emergence of an old enemy of Wormwood..."

I thought Rosewater, the first book in the Insurrection trilogy, was fascinating and I am dying to know more about what's going on in his world. This is already such a unique and fresh sci-fi that holds so many complexities--I really can't wait for the sequel!

The Waking Forest by Alyssa Wees
Publication Date: March 12th, 2019
304 pages
Pre-order: Amazon | Book Depository 

The Waking ForestFrom Goodreads: 

Pan's Labyrinth meets The Hazel Wood in this novel about a girl with terrifying visions and a wish-granting witch whose lives collide in the most unexpected of ways. 

The waking forest has secrets. To Rhea, it appears like a mirage, dark and dense, at the very edge of her backyard. But when she reaches out to touch it, the forest vanishes. She's desperate to know more--until she finds a peculiar boy who offers to reveal its secrets. If she plays a game. 

To the Witch, the forest is her home, where she sits on her throne of carved bone, waiting for dreaming children to beg her to grant their wishes. One night, a mysterious visitor arrives and asks her what she wishes for, but the Witch sends him away. And then the uninvited guest returns. 

The strangers are just the beginning. Something is stirring in the forest, and when Rhea's and the Witch's paths collide, a truth more treacherous and deadly than either could ever imagine surfaces. But how much are they willing to risk to survive?"
I actually just found out about this book from the wonderful Suzanne at The Bookish Libra's Top Ten Tuesday post, but I'm already so interested in it! Creepy forests are one of my favorite things and I just think this sounds like quite the adventure. I'll definitely be trying to check this one out.

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



  1. I just got a copy of The Rosewater Insurrection and I'm beyond excited to start it!

  2. The Waking Forest looks fantastically creepy :) Hope you enjoy it! Adding it to my TBR.

    My WoW

  3. These both sound really interesting! Here's what I'm waiting on if you'd like to stop by!

  4. The Waking Forest sounds awesome!

  5. The Waking Forest does sound amazing. I like a good creepy forest too. :)

  6. I love the covers of both of these. Thanks for sharing. ☺

  7. I love that cover on The Waking Forest!

  8. i have seen the waking forest around quite a bit lately. it looks really good