Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Can't-Wait Wednesday--Triple Edition: Ration by Cody T. Luff, The Spinner of Dreams by K.A. Reynolds, & Nordic Tales

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.

I have more than a few August releases I still want to feature this month for CWW, so this week I'm sharing three instead of only two because it's hard to narrow it down!

This week's upcoming book spotlights are: 

The Spinner of Dreams
The Spinner of Dreams by K.A. Reynolds
Publication: August 27th, 2019
Hardcover. 416 pages.

"Annalise Meriwether--though kind, smart, and curious--is terribly lonely. 

Cursed at birth by the devious Fate Spinner, Annalise has always lived a solitary life with her loving parents. She does her best to ignore the cruel townsfolk of her desolate town--but the black mark on her hand won't be ignored. 

Not when the monster living within it, which seems to have an agenda of its own, grows more unpredictable each day. 

There's only one way for Annalise to rid herself of her curse: to enter the Labyrinth of Fate and Dreams and defeat the Fate Spinner. So despite her anxiety, Annalise sets out to undo the curse that's defined her--and to show the world, and herself, exactly who she is inside."
I am dying to know what the Labyrinth of Fate and Dreams holds! This book sounds incredibly imaginative and I am hear for it.

Ration by Cody T. Luff
Publication: August 13th, 2019
Apex Book Company
Hardcover. 232 pages.

"Cynthia and Imeld have always lived in the Apartments. A world where every calorie is rationed and the girls who live there are forced to weigh their own hunger against the lives of the others living in the building. It’s a world where the threat of the Wet Room and Ms. Lion always lingers, and punishments are doled out heavily both by the Women who oversee them and the other girls. 

When Cynthia is wrongly accused of eating an “A” ration which leads to the death of another girl, her peers punish her harshly. In seeking revenge, she is forced from the only home she has ever known, out into the broader world with one of the Women—Ms. Glennoc—who has tormented her for years. Hunger mixes with politics, intrigue, and social status, and Cynthia needs to figure it out quickly if she’s going to survive and make it back to the Apartments to save Imeld. 

With her friend and Ms. Glennoc gone, Imeld is lost. Ms. Tuttle forces her to step into Ms. Glennoc’s shoes, taking on the role of a Woman in charge of all the girls, the punishments, and the Wet Room. The new role feels wrong, especially as Ms. Tuttle’s behavior becomes more and more erratic. Imeld can’t turn her back on the other girls in the Apartments, but how can she save them when she isn’t sure how to save herself? If they rebel against Ms. Tuttle and the other Women, will they starve? 

Set in the far future, Ration is an unflinching take on the ways society can both thrive and go wrong as the pressure to survive builds.."
I've been wanting some horror lately and I think Ration might fit that bill pretty well. Despite how long this synopsis is, I still feel like I don't really know what to expect from this, so I am really intrigued to find out! I love how creepy and unpredictable it sounds.

Nordic Tales: Folktales from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, and Denmark
Nordic Tales: Folktales from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, and Denmark by Chronicle Books, Ulla Thynell
Publication: August 13th, 2019
Chronicle Books
Hardcover. 168 pages.
Pre-order: Amazon | Book Depository | IndieBound

"Trolls haunt the snowy forests, and terrifying monsters roam the open sea. 

A young woman journeys to the end of the world, and a boy proves he knows no fear. 

This collection of 16 traditional tales transports readers to the enchanting world of Nordic folklore. Translated and transcribed by folklorists in the 19th century, and presented here unabridged, the stories are by turns magical, hilarious, cozy, and chilling. They offer a fascinating view into Nordic culture and a comforting wintertime read. Ulla Thynell's glowing contemporary illustrations accompany each tale, conjuring dragons, princesses, and the northern lights. This special gift edition features an embossed, textured case and a ribbon marker."
I'm a lover of folktales, so this automatically called out to me when I saw it. Those illustrations also look absolutely gorgeous and I'd love to hold this book in my hands and read through all the Nordic folktales.

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


  1. I will be reading ration in August and I'm really curious about it! And I've never heard of The Spinner of Dreams before, but I love the idea of a monster living in a tattoo?? So cool.

  2. The Spinner of Dreams sounds really cool. The cover is so stunning I want the physical copy now. The one about Nordic Tales also sounds interesting, I love books about mythology. Thanks for sharing!
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  3. Oooh! All of these sound like good reads! Especially the Nordic tales since I love folktales and fairy tales!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  4. Ration sounds really intriguing!

    1. Right? It has some really unique-sounding concepts at play.

  5. The Spinner of Dreams is definitely one I'd be interested in reading and the other two look good too. I hope you love them!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

  6. The Spinner of Dreams looks so good! Plus that cover.. gorgeous! Lovely post :)