Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Hollow Places by T. Kingfisher, The Midnight Circus by Jane Yolen, & Among the Beasts & Briars by Ashley Poston

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: 

The Hollow Places
The Hollow Places by T. Kingfisher
Publication: October 6th, 2020
Gallery / Saga Press
Paperback. 352 pages.

"A young woman discovers a strange portal in her uncle’s house, leading to madness and terror in this gripping new novel from the author of the “innovative, unexpected, and absolutely chilling” (Mira Grant, Nebula Award–winning author) The Twisted Ones. 

Pray they are hungry. 

Kara finds these words in the mysterious bunker that she’s discovered behind a hole in the wall of her uncle’s house. Freshly divorced and living back at home, Kara now becomes obsessed with these cryptic words and starts exploring the peculiar bunker—only to discover that it holds portals to countless alternate realities. But these places are haunted by creatures that seem to hear thoughts…and the more you fear them, the stronger they become. 

With her distinctive “delightfully fresh and subversive” (SF Bluestocking) prose and the strange, sinister wonder found in Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth, The Hollow Places is another compelling and white-knuckled horror novel that you won’t be able to put down."
This sounds so weird and creepy and I can't wait to see what this book is all about. I'm also seriously into that incredibly eye-catching and atmospheric cover!

The Midnight Circus
The Midnight Circus by Jane Yolen
Publication: October 1st, 2020
Tachyon Publications
Paperback. 256 pages.

"Welcome to the Midnight Circus - and watch your step. The dark imaginings of fantasy icon Jane Yolen are not for the faint of heart. In these sixteen brilliantly unnerving tales and poems, Central Park becomes a carnival where you can - but probably shouldn’t - transform into a wild beast. The Red Sea will be deadly to cross due to a plague of voracious angels. Meanwhile, the South Pole is no place for even a good man, regardless of whether he is living or dead. 

Wicked, solemn, and chilling, the circus is ready for your visit - just don’t arrive late."
I'm always drawn to anything circus-related and I've only ever heard some really great things about Jane Yolen. I believe this is a collection of short stories, which have always been hit or miss for me, but I have high hopes! Also, that cover is so colorful and amazing.

Among the Beasts & Briars
Among the Beasts & Briars by Ashley Poston
Publication: October 20th, 2020
Balzer + Bray
Hardcover. 352 pages.
Pre-order: Amazon | Book Depository | IndieBound

"Cerys is safe in the kingdom of Aloriya. 

Here there are no droughts, disease, or famine, and peace is everlasting. It has been this way for hundreds of years, since the first king made a bargain with the Lady who ruled the forest that borders the kingdom. But as Aloriya prospered, the woods grew dark, cursed, and forbidden. Cerys knows this all too well: when she was young, she barely escaped as the woods killed her friends and her mother. Now Cerys carries a small bit of the curse—the magic—in her blood, a reminder of the day she lost everything. The most danger she faces now, as a gardener’s daughter, is the annoying fox who stalks the royal gardens and won’t leave her alone. 

As a new queen is crowned, however, things long hidden in the woods descend on the kingdom itself. Cerys is forced on the run, her only companions the small fox from the garden, a strange and powerful bear, and the magic in her veins. It’s up to her to find the legendary Lady of the Wilds and beg for a way to save her home. But the road is darker and more dangerous than she knows, and as secrets from the past are uncovered amid the teeth and roots of the forest, it’s going to take everything she has just to survive."
And yet another beautiful cover! I really love the premise for this and am excited to find out more about this book, I definitely hope I have a chance to check it out soon!

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


  1. I have review copies of The Hollow Places and Among the Beasts and Briars, so I'm super excited for both!

    1. I have one for The Hollow Places and am so excited! I hope you enjoy them! Among the Beasts and Briars sounds so intriguing. :):

  2. These all sound fantastic, and such great covers!

  3. Oooh! I love the cover to the Midnight Circus! Great picks!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  4. These all sound like “me” books! I love them, especially the covers. I added The Hollow Places to my TBR list. I love portal books.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  5. I am so excited about Among the Beasts & Briars. I can't wait to read that one. The Hollow Places sounds good as well. I know Jane Yolen more from her children's picture books. The Midnight Circus sounds fun! I hope you have a great week. Happy Reading!

  6. Ooh I had no idea Ashley Poston had a new book coming out, I loved her Geekerella series and this one sounds absolutely magical!

  7. Great picks here. I'm especially excited for Among the Beasts & Briars. I love Ashley Poston's books.