Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Burning Chambers by Kate Mosse & Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

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 Burning Chambers
The Burning Chambers by Kate Mosse
Publication: June 18th, 2019
Minotaur Books
Hardcover. 592 pages.

"France, 1562: Nineteen-year-old Minou Joubert receives an anonymous letter at her father’s bookshop. Sealed with a distinctive family crest, it contains just five words: SHE KNOWS THAT YOU LIVE. 

But before Minou can decipher the mysterious message, a chance encounter with a young Huguenot convert, Piet Reydon, changes her destiny forever. For Piet has a dangerous mission of his own, and he will need Minou’s help if he is to stay alive. 

As the religious divide deepens, and old friends become enemies, Minou and Piet both find themselves trapped in Toulouse, facing new dangers as tensions ignite across the city. 

All the while, the shadowy mistress of Puivert Château—obsessed with uncovering the secrets of a long-hidden document—strengthens her power and waits for the perfect time to strike..."
In a beautiful coincidence, an ARC of this one turned up on my doorstep today and I cannot wait to read it! I have been dying to read some good historical fiction lately, and who better than Kate Mosse? Everything about this synopsis screams intrigue, so I look forward to diving into it!

Sorcery of Thorns
Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
Publication: June 4th, 2019
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Hardcover. 464 pages.

"All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcery—magical grimoires that whisper on shelves and rattle beneath iron chains. If provoked, they transform into grotesque monsters of ink and leather. She hopes to become a warden, charged with protecting the kingdom from their power. 

Then an act of sabotage releases the library’s most dangerous grimoire. Elisabeth’s desperate intervention implicates her in the crime, and she is torn from her home to face justice in the capital. With no one to turn to but her sworn enemy, the sorcerer Nathaniel Thorn, and his mysterious demonic servant, she finds herself entangled in a centuries-old conspiracy. Not only could the Great Libraries go up in flames, but the world along with them. 

As her alliance with Nathaniel grows stronger, Elisabeth starts to question everything she’s been taught—about sorcerers, about the libraries she loves, even about herself. For Elisabeth has a power she has never guessed, and a future she could never have imagined."
"Magical grimoires" is usually the only phrase I need to hear to decide I want to read a book, but the rest of this plot synopsis sounds pretty damn good as well, so I'm really looking forward to this one. I also don't generally care for people on covers, but I actually really love the artwork for this cover!

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


  1. The Burning Chambers is new to me and sounds really good! And I loved Rogerson's first book and I'd love to read her new one as well. Plus that cover is beautiful!

  2. Both of these sound awesome!! Hope you enjoy digging into The Burning Chambers!

  3. I've already got Sorcery of Thorns requested from my library's Overdrive system when it's released. Both sound so exciting.

  4. I really liked Rogerson's first book, so Sorcery of Thorns is definitely on my radar! 😊
    My WWW this week.

  5. I love that cover on The Burning Chambers!

  6. Sorcery of Thorns is one I'm excited about too. It just sounds so good.