Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern & Sisters of Shadow and Light by Sara B. Larson

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: 

The Starless Sea
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
Publication: November 5th, 2019
Doubleday Books
Hardcover. 498 pages.

"Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a mysterious book hidden in the stacks. As he turns the pages, entranced by tales of lovelorn prisoners, key collectors, and nameless acolytes, he reads something strange: a story from his own childhood. Bewildered by this inexplicable book and desperate to make sense of how his own life came to be recorded, Zachary uncovers a series of clues--a bee, a key, and a sword--that lead him to a masquerade party in New York, to a secret club, and through a doorway to an ancient library, hidden far below the surface of the earth. 

What Zachary finds in this curious place is more than just a buried home for books and their guardians--it is a place of lost cities and seas, lovers who pass notes under doors and across time, and of stories whispered by the dead. Zachary learns of those who have sacrificed much to protect this realm, relinquishing their sight and their tongues to preserve this archive, and also those who are intent on its destruction. 

Together with Mirabel, a fierce, pink-haired protector of the place, and Dorian, a handsome, barefoot man with shifting alliances, Zachary travels the twisting tunnels, darkened stairwells, crowded ballrooms, and sweetly-soaked shores of this magical world, discovering his purpose--in both the mysterious book and in his own life."
I'm pretty sure my excitement for this book doesn't need an explanation, but nonetheless I think everything about this synopsis sounds fantastic. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of this book. I am such a sucker for mysterious books, this should be great!

Sisters of Shadow and Light (Sisters of Shadow and Light #1)
Sisters of Shadow and Light by Sara B. Larson
Publication: November 5th, 2019
Hardcover. 368 pages.

"The night my sister was born, the stars died and were reborn in her eyes…. 

Zuhra and Inara have grown up in the Citadel of the Paladins, an abandoned fortress where legendary, magical warriors once lived before disappearing from the world—including their Paladin father the night Inara was born. 

On that same night, a massive, magical hedge grew and imprisoned them within the citadel. Inara inherited their father’s Paladin power; her eyes glow blue and she is able to make plants grow at unbelievable rates, but she has been trapped in her own mind because of a “roar” that drowns everything else out—leaving Zuhra virtually alone with their emotionally broken human mother. 

For fifteen years they have lived, trapped in the citadel, with little contact from the outside world…until the day a stranger passes through the hedge, and everything changes."
I'm a really huge fan of this cover and it's honestly what first made me notice this book! That being said, I also find this concept of one to have a nice unique edge to it that stands out from others. I really can't wait to check it out!

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


  1. The Starless Sea is most definitely one I'm looking forward to, as well!

  2. Both of these are already on my list, but The Starless Sea is one I'm really excited about:-)

  3. I'm very intrigued with the blurb for Sisters of Shadow and Light - like you, I love that cover and the premise. I hope you enjoy this one:))

  4. The Starless Sea sounds really good! Sister of Shadow and Light does too!

    My CWW

  5. Sisters of Shadow and Light is new to me - and now I want it! Thanks. I should probably read The Night Circus before trying this author's new one. I know people love it but I'm a tad nervous.

  6. I go hard for anything and everything with keys so Starless Sea has been on my list a while. It looks like it's going to be so good!