Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Deeplight by Frances Hardinge & A Lush and Seething Hell by John Hornor Jacobs

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 spotlights are: 

Deeplight by Frances Hardinge
Publication: October 31st, 2019
MacMillan Children's
Hardcover. 416 pages.

"For centuries the gods of the Undersea ruled the islands of the Myriad through awe and terror: they were very real, and very dangerous. Sacrifices were hurled into the waters to appease them, and every boat was painted with pleading eyes to entreat their mercy. They were served, feared and adored. Then, thirty years ago, the gods rose up in madness and tore each other apart. 

Now, none remain. The islands have recovered and the people have patched their battered ships and moved on. 

On one of these islands live Hark and his best friend Jelt. To them, the gods are nothing but a collection of valuable scraps to be scavenged from the ocean and sold. 

But now something is pulsing beneath the waves, calling to someone brave enough to retrieve it."
I adore Frances Hardinge and am so excited for Deeplight! This synopsis sounds so unique and I have no idea what to really expect (other than Hardinge's stunning prose, of course!). I have a special Goldsboro edition of this coming as well and I can't wait to see how beautiful it is!

A Lush and Seething Hell
A Lush and Seething Hell by John Hornor Jacobs
Publication: October 8th, 2019
Harper Voyager
Hardcover. 384 pages.

"Bringing together his acclaimed novella The Sea Dreams It Is the Sky and an all-new short novel My Heart Struck Sorrow, John Hornor Jacobs turns his fertile imagination to the evil that breeds within the human soul.

A brilliant mix of the psychological and supernatural, blending the acute insight of Roberto Bola├▒o and the eerie imagination of H. P. Lovecraft, The Sea Dreams It Is the Sky examines life in a South American dictatorship. Centered on the journal of a poet-in-exile and his failed attempts at translating a maddening text, it is told by a young woman trying to come to grips with a country that nearly devoured itself. 

In My Heart Struck Sorrow, a librarian discovers a recording from the Deep South—which may be the musical stylings of the Devil himself. Breathtaking and haunting, A Lush and Seething Hell is a terrifying and exhilarating journey into the darkness, an odyssey into the deepest reaches of ourselves that compels us to confront secrets best left hidden."
This sounds so dark and creepy and absolutely perfect for an October read. I mean, "the evil that breeds within the human soul" completely catches my eye even if nothing else does (which it does!), so I'm really excited for this and can't wait to check it out. 

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


  1. Oooh! Both covers look beautiful! I'm really interested in A Lush and Seething Hell! Great picks!

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    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  2. I was really tempted to buy the Goldsboro edition of Deeplight as well! I'm sure it's going to be gorgeous­čśü

  3. The cover I'd Deeplight is lovely. And it does sound good--and different. A Lush and Seething Hill sounds perfect for this time of year. I hope you enjoy both of these whwn you get to them!

  4. Love the covers these have and they sound great too!

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  5. Two gorgeous covers and I want to read them both! Nice choices.

  6. OMG that cover on Deeplight!! So gorgeous!