Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Flyaway by Kathleen Jennings, The Book of Dragons edited by Jonathan Strahan, & The Storyteller's Daughter by Victoria McCombs

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: 

Flyaway by Kathleen Jennings
Publication: July 28th, 2020
Hardcover. 176 pages.

"In a small Western Queensland town, a reserved young woman receives a note from one of her vanished brothers--a note that makes question her memories of their disappearance and her father's departure. 

A beguiling story that proves that gothic delights and uncanny family horror can live--and even thrive--under a burning sun, Flyaway introduces readers to Bettina Scott, whose search for the truth throws her into tales of eerie dogs, vanished schools, cursed monsters, and enchanted bottles. Flyaway enchants you with the sly, beautiful darkness of Karen Russell and a world utterly its own."
This sounds so magical and weird--two of my favorite things!

The Book of Dragons
The Book of Dragons edited by Jonathan Strahan
Publication: July 7th, 2020
Harper Voyager
Hardcover. 576 pages.

"Here there be dragons . . .

From China to Europe, Africa to North America, dragons have long captured our imagination in myth and legend. Whether they are rampaging beasts awaiting a brave hero to slay or benevolent sages who have much to teach humanity, dragons are intrinsically connected to stories of creation, adventure, and struggle beloved for generations. 

Bringing together nearly thirty stories and poems from some of the greatest science fiction and fantasy writers working today— Garth Nix, Scott Lynch, R.F. Kuang, Ann Leckie & Rachel Swirsky, Daniel Abraham, Peter S. Beagle, Beth Cato, Zen Cho, C. S. E Cooney, Aliette de Bodard, Kate Elliott, Theodora Goss, Ellen Klages, Ken Liu, Patricia A McKillip, K. J. Parker, Kelly Robson, Michael Swanwick, Jo Walton, Elle Katharine White, Jane Yolen, Kelly Barnhill, Brooke Bolander, Sarah Gailey, and J. Y. Yang—and illustrated by award-nominated artist Rovina Cai with black-and-white line drawings specific to each entry throughout, this extraordinary collection vividly breathes fire and life into one of our most captivating and feared magical creatures as never before and is sure to become a treasured keepsake for fans of fantasy, science fiction, and fairy tales."
I love dragons, so I'm not sure what more I could ask for than an anthology of stories and poems about dragons.

The Storyteller's Daughter
The Storyteller's Daughter by Victoria McCombs
Publication: July 14th, 2020
Parliament House Press
Paperback. 306 pages.
Pre-order: Amazon

"His shadowed face lit by flames, Rumpelstiltskin is my name... 

For as long as anyone can remember, every child in Westfallen has been born with a Gift, and these Gifts defined them. 

Then Cosette is born, Giftless. 

An attempt to hide her misfortune brings her before the King, who entraps her to use her Gift as a pawn in his war. 

Caught in a lie, Cosette desperately searches for a power strong enough to free her. Intrigued by whispers of an old king and a dark curse, she calls upon Rumpelstiltskin and finds him trapped in a magic deeper than she bargained for. Now, Cosette must fight to reclaim her freedom from the King and break Rumpel’s curse. When time runs out, she’ll lose more than her heart. She’ll lose her life."
I love Rumpelstiltskin, so I'm usually pretty down for any stories with him, and this one sounds particularly interesting! I am also so in love with that beautiful cover.

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


  1. I'm really excited to read Flyaway, and The Storyteller's Daughter sounds really good too😁

  2. All of these sound so good! The Storyteller's Daughter especially caught my attention of the three you feature here. I like Rumpelstiltskin too. :-) I hope you enjoy all of these if you read them! Have a great week!

  3. Flyaway had me at Gothic and eerie dogs. I also love the sound of The Storyteller's Daughter.

  4. These covers are all amazing!

  5. Oooh! I'm interested in the Book of Dragons! Great picks!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  6. All of these are new me and I think they sound really good!

    My CWW

  7. That first one has a beautiful cover! I hope you get these all soon!
    Check out my Wednesday post