Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Last Bus to Everland by Sophie Cameron & The Mask Collectors by Ruvanee Pietersz Vilhauer

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: 

Last Bus to Everland
Last Bus to Everland by Sophie Cameron
Publication: June 18th, 2019
Roaring Brook Press
Hardcover. 336 pages.

"Brody Fair feels like nobody gets him: not his overworked parents, not his genius older brother, and definitely not the girls in the projects set on making his life miserable. Then he meets Nico, an art student who takes Brody to Everland, a “knock-off Narnia" that opens its door at 11:21pm each Thursday for Nico and his band of present-day misfits and miscreants. 

Here Brody finds his tribe and a weekly respite from a world where he feels out of place. But when the doors to Everland begin to disappear, Brody is forced to make a decision: He can say goodbye to Everland and to Nico, or stay there and risk never seeing his family again."
"Knock-off Narnia"? I'm 100% in. I don't know if I'll ever get tired of this sort of portal fantasy, but for now I'm just going to keep soaking it all up.


The Mask Collectors by Ruvanee Pietersz Vilhauer
Publication: June 1st, 2019
Little A
Hardcover. 352 pages.

"The alumni of an international boarding school have gathered at a campground in rural New Jersey when a scream breaks the silence of the woods. Classmates are shocked to find journalist Angie Osborne suddenly dead. The medical examiner’s report isn’t what anyone expects. Oddly, the death scene reminds anthropologist Duncan McCloud of a thovile, a Sri Lankan ritual he’s spent years studying. 

When Duncan’s new employer, a pharmaceutical giant, sends him overseas under shadowy pretenses, and his wife, Dr. Grace McCloud, starts to receive anonymous warnings to doubt everyone and everything, the threads of a sweeping conspiracy begin to unravel. Risking more than their own lives, Duncan and Grace embark on a treacherous journey through occult ceremonies and their own hidden pasts to discover a secret worth killing for. 

In taut, precise language, Ruvanee Pietersz Vilhauer’s debut novel The Mask Collectors tells a story about deception, the power of belief, and what is left unspoken between husbands and wives."
I've not really heard much of anything about this book, but it sounds like the type of thriller-esque book that tend to keep me hooked. I'm always here for some good occult-related stories.

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


  1. Both of these are new to me and so different from each other. I'm very tempted by Last Bus to Everland­čśü

  2. Knock-off Narnia definitely gets my attention, too!!

  3. I hadn't heard of either one yet. Both sound interesting, especially Last Bus to Everland. My WoW

  4. The first book looks so good and I will def be putting it on my tbr! My post-

  5. Last Bus To Ever Land sounds fun!

  6. Man, sign me up for both of these. Great choices!

  7. Last Bus To Everland does sound great. When am I going to find a portal lol?

  8. Both of these sound amazing, but you really have me interested in Last Bus To Everland

  9. Last Bus to Everland sounds pretty incredible! I want to know what he chooses!

  10. Oooh! I love the look of both of these covers! Great picks!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog