Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Obsidian Tower by Melissa Caruso & The Court of Miracles by Keslier Grant

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 Obsidian Tower (Rooks and Ruin, #1)
The Obsidian Tower (Rooks and Ruin #1) by Melissa Caruso
Publication: June 4th, 2020
Paperback. 448 pages.

"The mage-marked granddaughter of a ruler of Vaskandar, Ryx was destined for power and prestige at the top of Vaskandran society. But her magic is broken; all she can do is uncontrollably drain the life from everything she touches, and Vaskandar has no place for a mage with unusable powers. 

Then, one night, two terrible accidents befall her: Ryx accidentally kills a visiting dignitary in self-defense, activating a mysterious magical artifact sealed in an ancient tower in the heart of her family’s castle. 

Ryx flees, seeking a solution to her deadly magic. She falls in with a group of unlikely magical experts investigating the disturbance in Vaskandar—and Ryx realizes that her family is in danger and her domain is at stake. She and her new colleagues must return to the family stronghold to take control of the artifact that everyone wants to claim—before it destroys the world."
Okay, so I was extremely fortunate to receive and read an ARC of this back in February, but I absolutely adored it and it was/is one of my most anticipated books of 2020, so I'm really excited for it's actual release as well! I've loved everything Caruso has written, and this was no exception.

The Court of Miracles (Court of Miracles, #1)
A Court of Miracles by Kester Grant
Publication: June 2nd, 2020
Knopf (US)/Harper Voyager (UK) (pictured)
Hardcover. 464 pages.

"A diverse fantasy reimagining of Les Misérables and The Jungle Book.

In the dark days following a failed French Revolution, in the violent jungle of an alternate 1828 Paris, young cat-burglar Eponine (Nina) Thenardier goes head to head with merciless royalty, and the lords of the city's criminal underworld to save the life of her adopted sister Cosette (Ettie). 

Her vow will take her from the city’s dark underbelly, through a dawning revolution, to the very heart of the glittering court of Louis XVII, where she must make an impossible choice between guild, blood, betrayal and war."
Every single cover edition for this book is gorgeous (and have you seen the Goldsboro edition!? I wish so badly I had the money to spare to subscribe to their book club and get it, but alas, I do not.) In addition to the cover, though, I also really love sound of the setting in The Court of Miracles and the different characters are a part of it. Plus, Les Miserables and The Jungle Book? I don't even know how that works, but it sounds great. Really looking forward to this one!

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


  1. I'm wondering if it's better to read Caruso's first series before tackling her new book? I don't have an ARC anyway so I may not need to worry about it😁

    1. I don't think it's strictly necessary to read the first trilogy, as this trilogy takes place long after those events and doesn't require any previous knowledge, but I would personally probably recommend the first trilogy first because it adds so much to the world-building and background. :)

  2. I'm looking forward to The Court of Miracles as well. I love Les Miserables, and I want to see how this translates when combined with The Jungle Book. Here is my post.

  3. The Court of Miracles sounds amazing, and I'm also interested to see how Les Mis and The Jungle Book mix!

    1. It's probably going to end up being one of those completely random comparisons, haha, but hey it's really working as far as selling me on it! :)

  4. These both sound so good. I'm curious about The Jungle Book aspect!

    1. Right? I think that is going to grab a lot of people's attention!

  5. Both have beautiful covers and sound great! Thanks for sharing!
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