Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Sword and Pen by Rachel Caine & A Song for a New Day by Sarah Pinsker

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: 

Sword and Pen (The Great Library, #5)
Sword and Pen (The Great Library #5) by Rachel Caine
Publication: September 3rd, 2019
Berkley Books
Paperback. 368 pages.

"With the future of the Great Library in doubt, the unforgettable characters from Ink and Bone must decide if it's worth saving in this thrilling adventure in the New York Times bestselling series. 

The corrupt leadership of the Great Library has fallen. But with the Archivist plotting his return to power, and the Library under siege from outside empires and kingdoms, its future is uncertain. Jess Brightwell and his friends must come together as never before, to forge a new future for the Great Library . . . or see everything it stood for crumble."
This series has gotten so good and I have been dying for this finale! I can't wait to see how Caine concludes this incredible series.

A Song for a New Day
A Song for a New Day by Sarah Pinsker
Publication: September 10th, 2019
Paperback. 384 pages.

"In the Before, when the government didn't prohibit large public gatherings, Luce Cannon was on top of the world. One of her songs had just taken off and she was on her way to becoming a star. Now, in the After, terror attacks and deadly viruses have led the government to ban concerts, and Luce's connection to the world--her music, her purpose--is closed off forever. She does what she has to do: she performs in illegal concerts to a small but passionate community, always evading the law. 

Rosemary Laws barely remembers the Before times. She spends her days in Hoodspace, helping customers order all of their goods online for drone delivery--no physical contact with humans needed. By lucky chance, she finds a new job and a new calling: discover amazing musicians and bring their concerts to everyone via virtual reality. The only catch is that she'll have to do something she's never done before and go out in public. Find the illegal concerts and bring musicians into the limelight they deserve. But when she sees how the world could actually be, that won't be enough."
This sounds like a really interesting premise that I'd love to explore. These futuristic scenario books seem to be really popular lately and I've been really enjoying them, so I look forward to seeing what this is like!

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


  1. I read the first in the Rachel Caine series and then fell drastically behind. I remember enjoying it though. I really want to read A Song for a New Day.

  2. I'm so behind on Rachel Caine's series!! At this point I don't know if I'll ever catch up. And I'm excited to read A Song for a New Day as well😁

  3. I wasn't a fan of the Rachel Caine series, so haven't read past the first book, but I always love the covers. That second book sounds really good! Great picks!
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  4. I still need to start the Caine series. I really enjoy her books. I was sad to hear she is fighting cancer. I hope the treatments work for her and she can beat it.

    A Song For a New Day sounds good! I hope you enjoy both when you get to them!

  5. I haven't read any of Rachel Caine's books, but they sound interesting! Great picks!

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  6. A Song for a New Day sounds really interesting, I like the focus on music - I don't think I've ever seen that before in a futuristic setting!

  7. I've been meaning to read The Great Library series for a while now and just need to get to it. Great pick!

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