Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune & Havenfall by Sara Holland

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 House in the Cerulean Sea
The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
Publication: March 17th, 2020
Hardcover. 400 pages.

"A magical island. A dangerous task. A burning secret. 

Linus Baker leads a quiet, solitary life. At forty, he lives in a tiny house with a devious cat and his old records. As a Case Worker at the Department in Charge Of Magical Youth, he spends his days overseeing the well-being of children in government-sanctioned orphanages. 

When Linus is unexpectedly summoned by Extremely Upper Management he's given a curious and highly classified assignment: travel to Marsyas Island Orphanage, where six dangerous children reside: a gnome, a sprite, a wyvern, an unidentifiable green blob, a were-Pomeranian, and the Antichrist. Linus must set aside his fears and determine whether or not they’re likely to bring about the end of days. 

But the children aren’t the only secret the island keeps. Their caretaker is the charming and enigmatic Arthur Parnassus, who will do anything to keep his wards safe. As Arthur and Linus grow closer, long-held secrets are exposed, and Linus must make a choice: destroy a home or watch the world burn."
I absolutely love how delightful and colorful this cover is! I first saw this book one of Tammy at Books, Bones & Buffy's "Future Fiction" posts way back in October and I'm so glad it's finally getting close to its release. I'm actually reading an ARC right now, but I know that I'm going to be purchasing the physical copy once it's out--I am so in love with it already!

Havenfall (Havenfall, #1)
 Havenfall by Sara Holland
Publication: March 3rd, 2020
Hardcover. 320 pages.

"Hidden deep in the mountains of Colorado lies the Inn at Havenfall, a sanctuary that connects ancient worlds--each with their own magic--together. For generations, the inn has protected all who seek refuge within its walls, and any who disrupt the peace can never return. 

For Maddie Morrow, summers at the inn are more than a chance to experience this magic first-hand. Havenfall is an escape from reality, where her mother sits on death row accused of murdering Maddie's brother. It's where Maddie fell in love with handsome Fiorden soldier Brekken. And it's where one day she hopes to inherit the role of Innkeeper from her beloved uncle. 

But this summer, the impossible happens--a dead body is found, shattering everything the inn stands for. With Brekken missing, her uncle gravely injured, and a dangerous creature on the loose, Maddie suddenly finds herself responsible for the safety of everyone in Havenfall. She'll do anything to uncover the truth, even if it means working together with an alluring new staffer Taya, who seems to know more than she's letting on. As dark secrets are revealed about the inn itself, one thing becomes clear to Maddie--no one can be trusted, and no one is safe . . ."
I mean, all I really needed to see what that this is about an inn that connects ancient worlds together and I was hooked! I'm not sure how I'll feel about the contemporary time period that's also in this, but I'm so intrigued that I'm more than happy to give it a chance and check it out!

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


  1. I'm really looking forward to both of these, especially The House in the Cerulean Sea! Great choices. (Also both have pretty covers:-))

  2. The first one is new to me, but love the cover! The second one is on my TBR as well. Great picks!
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  3. These both sound so good and I hope you are enjoying The House in the Cerulean Sea!

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  4. Haven Fall sounds amazing, I agree. I LOVE that premise, an inn that connects worlds? Definitely gonna add this one.

  5. Sign me up for both of these. Great picks and great covers this week.

  6. I've been seeing Havenfall around a lot, and I also really like the idea of a magical inn!

  7. Havenfall made my post this week too. 😊 I am eager to read it as well! The House in the Cerulean Sea sounds so good as well. That's a new one to me, and it's gone straight to my wish list. I hope you love these when you read them!