Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Can't-Wait Wednesday: House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig & Bursts of Fire by Susan Forest

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: 

House of Salt and Sorrows
House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig
Publication: August 6th, 2019
Hardcover. 416 pages.

"In a manor by the sea, twelve sisters are cursed. 

Annaleigh lives a sheltered life at Highmoor, a manor by the sea, with her sisters, their father, and stepmother. Once they were twelve, but loneliness fills the grand halls now that four of the girls' lives have been cut short. Each death was more tragic than the last—the plague, a plummeting fall, a drowning, a slippery plunge—and there are whispers throughout the surrounding villages that the family is cursed by the gods. 

Disturbed by a series of ghostly visions, Annaleigh becomes increasingly suspicious that the deaths were no accidents. Her sisters have been sneaking out every night to attend glittering balls, dancing until dawn in silk gowns and shimmering slippers, and Annaleigh isn't sure whether to try to stop them or to join their forbidden trysts. Because who—or what—are they really dancing with? 

When Annaleigh's involvement with a mysterious stranger who has secrets of his own intensifies, it's a race to unravel the darkness that has fallen over her family—before it claims her next."
I've had my eye on this one for a while (ever since I saw that cover, let's be honest!) and I am loving the premise. I'm assuming this is some sort of retelling or story inspired by The Twelve Princesses fairy tale based upon the twelve sisters and a few other elements and I am one hundred percent on board for that!

Bursts of Fire (Addicted to Heaven, #1)
Bursts of Fire by Susan Forest
Publication: August 6th, 2019
Laksa Media Groups
Hardcover. 394 pages.

"To survive. To fight. To restore balance.

The Falkyn sisters bear a burden and a legacy. Their mother, the imperial magiel of the kingdom of Orumon, protects her people from the horrors of the afterlife by calling upon the Gods with a precious Prayer Stone. But war among the kingdoms has brought fire and destruction to their sheltered world. When a mad king's desire to destroy the Prayer Stones shatters their family, the three girls are scattered to the wilderness, relying on their wits and powers they don't yet master. 

Assassin. Battle tactician. Magic wielder. Driven by different ambitions, Meg, Janat, and Rennika are destined to become all these and more. To reclaim their birth right, they must overcome doubtful loyalties within a rising rebellion; more, they must challenge a dogma-driven chancellor's influence on the prince raised to inherit his father's war: a prince struggling to unravel the mystery of his brother's addiction to Heaven."
I'm pretty much always game for a new epic fantasy, which makes me excited to check out Bursts of Fire! I'm loving the dramatic architecture on the cover and this sounds like a pretty intense premise, so I'm pretty curious about this one.

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


  1. Oooh! All of these sound like interesting books! Great picks!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  2. Both sound awesome and something is like to read as well. Hope you enjoy!

    Here's mine:

  3. Both of these sound good and while I've seen House of Salt and Sorrows it's the first time I've seen Bursts of Fire.

  4. I'm also looking forward to House of Salt and Shadows. Bursts of Fire is new to me. I hope you love them both!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

  5. I was looking forward to House of Salt and Shadows, first time I'm hearing about the second, but it sounds good! Great picks!
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  6. House of Salt and Sorrows sounds really good, and maybe just a little dark. I can definitely see that one being fun!

  7. House of Salt and Sorrows sounds AMAZING!

  8. Both books sound very interesting, to be honest. Oh boy, my wishlist just grew a bit longer *sigh* Thanks for sharing.