Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Docile by K.M. Szpara & Cries from the Lost Island by Kathleen O'Neal Gear

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: 

Docile K.M. Szpara
Publication: March 3rd, 2020
Hardcover. 480 pages.

"To be a Docile is to be kept, body and soul, for the uses of the owner of your contract. 

To be a Docile is to forget, to disappear, to hide inside your body from the horrors of your service. To be a Docile is to sell yourself to pay your parents' debts and buy your children's future. 

Elisha Wilder’s family has been ruined by debt, handed down to them from previous generations. His mother never recovered from the Dociline she took during her term as a Docile, so when Elisha decides to try and erase the family’s debt himself, he swears he will never take the drug that took his mother from him. Too bad his contract has been purchased by Alexander Bishop III, whose ultra-rich family is the brains (and money) behind Dociline and the entire Office of Debt Resolution. When Elisha refuses Dociline, Alex refuses to believe that his family’s crowning achievement could have any negative side effects—and is determined to turn Elisha into the perfect Docile without it."
I really have no idea what to expect from this book, but it sounds intriguing enough and I'm starting to notice some strong buzz about it, which is making me even more interested!

Cries from the Lost Island
Cries from the Lost Island by Kathleen O'Neal Gear
Publication: March 10th, 2020
DAW Books
Hardcover. 320 pages.

"Set against the glory and tragedy of ancient Roman Egypt, this novel brings to bring to life the greatest love story of all time. 

Sixteen-year-old Hal Stevens is a budding historical scholar from a small town in Colorado. A virtual outcast at high school, he has only two friends: Roberto the Biker Witch and Cleo Mallawi. Cleo claims to be the reincarnation of Queen Cleopatra. She also believes she's being stalked by an ancient Egyptian demon, Ammut, the Devourer of the Dead. 

But when Hal and Roberto find Cleo murdered in the forest near her home, it appears she may have been telling the truth. Her last request sends them journeying to Egypt with famed archaeologist Dr. James Moriarity, where it quickly becomes clear that Cleo has set them on the search of a lifetime: the search for the lost graves of Marc Antony and Cleopatra. 

But they are not alone in their search. Cleo's murderers are watching their every move. And not all of them are human..."
This sounds weird, but I do love ancient Roman Egypt and I love the archaeological-quest-style vibes I'm getting from it, so I'm hoping to get a chance to check it out!

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


  1. I'm excited for both of these. I've heard Docile is very intense, but I'm so curious about it!

  2. These both sound really good. Enjoy!

  3. Wow, haven't heard of either before, but both sound really good! Great picks!
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  4. They both are new to me and so really good. Thanks for sharing them.

    My CWW

  5. That Egypt book sounds bizarre, but I kind of want to read it! I hope you enjoy these.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  6. Cries from the Lost Island does sound bizarrely good!