Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff & Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron

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: 

NOTE: Just a word of caution-- this synopsis has spoilers from previous books!
Darkdawn (The Nevernight Chronicle, #3)
Darkdawn (Nevernight #3) by Jay Kristoff
Publication: September 3rd, 2019
St. Martin's Press (US)/HarperVoyager (UK)
Hardcover. 512 pages.

"The Republic of Itreya is in chaos. Mia Corvere has assassinated Cardinal Duomo and rumors of Consul Scaeva’s death ripple through the street of Godsgrave like wildfire. But buried beneath those same streets, deep in the ancient city’s bones, lies a secret that will change the Republic forever. 

Mia and her brother Jonnen must journey through the depths of the ancient metropolis. Their quest will take them through the Godsgrave underdark, across the Sea of Swords, back to the library of the Quiet Mountain and the poisoned blades of Mia’s old mentors, and at last the fabled Crown of the Moon. There, Mia will at last discover the origins of the darkin, and learn the destiny that lies in store for her and her world. But with the three suns now in descent, and Truedark on the horizon, will she survive?."
I don't think this one really needs any explanation. I'm so eagerly anticipating this conclusion, though I am admittedly a little sad that it'll all be over after!

Kingdom of Souls
Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron
Publication: August 13th, 2019
Hardcover. 496 pages.

"Magic has a price—if you’re willing to pay.

Born into a family of powerful witchdoctors, Arrah yearns for magic of her own. But each year she fails to call forth her ancestral powers, while her ambitious mother watches with growing disapproval. 

There’s only one thing Arrah hasn’t tried, a deadly last resort: trading years of her own life for scraps of magic. Until the Kingdom’s children begin to disappear, and Arrah is desperate to find the culprit. 

She uncovers something worse. The long-imprisoned Demon King is stirring. And if he rises, his hunger for souls will bring the world to its knees… unless Arrah pays the price for the magic to stop him."
I think this might be the UK cover (?), but I am just in love with it! This sounds incredible also--witchdoctors, children disappearing, a Demon King!? Sign me up!

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


  1. Oh hello kingdom of souls is A-ma-zing! And I love the cover too!

  2. Yes to both of these, I can't wait for Darkdawn it is my most anticipated release of the year.

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  3. I love this cover of Kingdom of Souls! I'm going to have to research if it's a UK cover or just a redesign. I'm excited to read both books!

    1. If it's the UK cover, that's the copy I think I'd want to own, haha! :)

  4. I want both of these although I am seriously behind on the Nevernight series - as in haven't started :)

    1. Haha, well whenever you start you won't have long waits in between books, at least! :) That's always a plus.

  5. I still need to read the Nevernight series! I hope you get to read these books when they come out!

  6. I seriously need to read the Nevernight series! Great picks!

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  7. I still need to read the second book in the Nevernight series. Hopefully I can get it down before Darkdawn comes out.

  8. Nevernight is a series that I've been curious about, it sounds really good!