Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Seven Endless Forests by April Genevieve Tucholke & The Sea of Lost Girls by Carol Goodman

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 Seven Endless Forests
The Seven Endless Forests by April Genevieve Tucholke 
Publication: March 31st, 2020
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Hardcover. 352 pages.

"April Tucholke spins a bold and blood-hungry retelling of the King Arthur legend that is perfect for fans of Naomi Novik, Garth Nix, and Laini Taylor. 

On the heels of a devastating plague, Torvi’s sister, Morgunn, is stolen from the family farm by Uther, a flame-loving Fremish wolf-priest who leads a pack of ragged, starving girls. Torvi leaves the only home she’s ever known, and joins a shaven-skulled druid and a band of roaming Elsh artists known as the Butcher Bards. They set out on a quest to rescue Torvi’s sister, and find a mythical sword. 

On their travels, Torvi and her companions will encounter magical night wilds and mystical Drakes who trade in young men. They will sing rowdy Elshland ballads in a tree-town tavern, and find a mysterious black tower in an Endless Forest. They will fight alongside famous Vorseland archers and barter with Fremish wizards. They will feast with rogue Jade Fell children in a Skal Mountain cave, and seek the help of a Pig Witch. They will face wild, dangerous magic that leads to love, joy, tragedy, and death. 

Torvi set out to rescue a sister, but she may find it’s merely the first step toward a life that is grander and more glorious than anything she could have imagined."
I am so hooked on this premise. I mean, she "joins a shaven-skulled druid and a band of roaming Elsh artists known as the Butcher Bards?" They encounter "magical night wilds and mystical Drakes who trade in young men?" I could quote this whole synopsis, but basically: I can't wait to read this!

The Sea of Lost Girls
The Sea of Lost Girls by Carol Goodman
Publication: March 3rd, 2020
William Morrow
Hardcover. 320 pages.

"Tess has worked hard to keep her past buried, where it belongs. Now she’s the wife to a respected professor at an elite boarding school, where she also teaches. Her seventeen-year-old son, Rudy, whose dark moods and complicated behavior she’s long worried about, seems to be thriving: he has a lead role in the school play and a smart and ambitious girlfriend. Tess tries not to think about the mistakes she made eighteen years ago, and mostly, she succeeds. 

And then one more morning she gets a text at 2:50 AM: it’s Rudy, asking for help. When Tess picks him up she finds him drenched and shivering, with a dark stain on his sweatshirt. Four hours later, Tess gets a phone call from the Haywood school headmistress: Lila Zeller, Rudy’s girlfriend, has been found dead on the beach, not far from where Tess found Rudy just hours before. 

As the investigation into Lila’s death escalates, Tess finds her family attacked on all sides. What first seemed like a tragic accidental death is turning into something far more sinister, and not only is Tess’s son a suspect but her husband is a person of interest too. But Lila’s death isn’t the first blemish on Haywood’s record, and the more Tess learns about Haywood’s fabled history, the more she realizes that not all skeletons will stay safely locked in the closet."
I read a couple of Carol Goodman books many years ago and I remember enjoying them, so when I saw she had  new book coming out I was pretty excited! This synopsis already gives me vibes that are similar to her previous books, so I'm hoping to get a chance to check it out--it sounds wonderfully dark and mysterious.

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


  1. The Sea of Lost Girls sounds amazing! I'm definitely adding it to the list😁

  2. I need to read both of these. You're killing me!

  3. I don't know which I like the sounds of more?! They both sound soo good!

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  4. The Sea of Lost Girls sounds like a good read!