Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse & The Midnight Bargain by C.L. Polk

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.

October is yet another huge month for publishing releases, which means I'm going to once again be sharing three releases for my Can't-Wait Wednesday's this month!

This week's upcoming book spotlights are: 

Black Sun (Between Earth and Sky, #1)
Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse
Publication: October 13th, 2020
Saga Press
Hardcover. 464 pages.

"A god will return
When the earth and sky converge
Under the black sun

In the holy city of Tova, the winter solstice is usually a time for celebration and renewal, but this year it coincides with a solar eclipse, a rare celestial event proscribed by the Sun Priest as an unbalancing of the world. 

Meanwhile, a ship launches from a distant city bound for Tova and set to arrive on the solstice. The captain of the ship, Xiala, is a disgraced Teek whose song can calm the waters around her as easily as it can warp a man’s mind. Her ship carries one passenger. Described as harmless, the passenger, Serapio, is a young man, blind, scarred, and cloaked in destiny. As Xiala well knows, when a man is described as harmless, he usually ends up being a villain. 

Crafted with unforgettable characters, Rebecca Roanhorse has created an epic adventure exploring the decadence of power amidst the weight of history and the struggle of individuals swimming against the confines of society and their broken pasts in the most original series debut of the decade."
I still haven't read Rebecca Roanhorses other trilogy, but for some reason this one calls out to me even more and I am so excited to check this one out! I have an ARC from NetGalley waiting for me, but I have a feeling the finished copy is going to be beautiful.

The Midnight Bargain
The Midnight Bargain by C.L. Polk
Publication: October 13th, 2020
Hardcover. 384 pages.

"Beatrice Clayborn is a sorceress who practices magic in secret, terrified of the day she will be locked into a marital collar that will cut off her powers to protect her unborn children. She dreams of becoming a full-fledged Magus and pursuing magic as her calling as men do, but her family has staked everything to equip her for Bargaining Season, when young men and women of means descend upon the city to negotiate the best marriages. The Clayborns are in severe debt, and only she can save them, by securing an advantageous match before their creditors come calling. 

In a stroke of luck, Beatrice finds a grimoire that contains the key to becoming a Magus, but before she can purchase it, a rival sorceress swindles the book right out of her hands. Beatrice summons a spirit to help her get it back, but her new ally exacts a price: Beatrice’s first kiss . . . with her adversary’s brother, the handsome, compassionate, and fabulously wealthy Ianthe Lavan. 

The more Beatrice is entangled with the Lavan siblings, the harder her decision becomes: If she casts the spell to become a Magus, she will devastate her family and lose the only man to ever see her for who she is; but if she marries—even for love—she will sacrifice her magic, her identity, and her dreams. But how can she choose just one, knowing she will forever regret the path not taken?."
This cover is so beautiful! This sounds like such a fun and magical fantasy, I always love when grimoires are involved in something...

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


  1. I love that cover on The Midnight Bargain! And the story sounds intriguing, too!

  2. I'm excited for both of these! October is out of control with so many new releases I want to read😁

  3. These both sound great and I think I already have both on my wishlist!

  4. The Midnight Bargain is one I am really looking forward to as well! I'm not familiar with Black Sun, but I do like the sound of it as well. I hope you enjoy both of these when you read them! Have a great week, Jordan!

  5. Oooh! I love the cover to Black Sun! Hope you enjoy these books! Great picks!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  6. I'm really excited for Black Sun too. I've heard good things about it so far.