Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Arctic Fury by Greer Macallister, D: A Tale of Two Worlds by Michel Faber, and Pirate Stew by Neil Gaiman, Chris Riddell

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 Arctic Fury by Greer Macallister
Publication: December 1st, 2020
Sourcebooks Landmark
Paperback. 300 pages.
Pre-order: Amazon |IndieBound

"In early 1853, experienced California Trail guide Virginia Reeve is summoned to Boston by a mysterious benefactor who offers her a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: lead a party of 12 women into the wild, hazardous Arctic to search for the lost Franklin Expedition. It’s an extraordinary request, but the party is made up of extraordinary women. Each brings her own strengths and skills to the expedition- and her own unsettling secrets. A year and a half later, back in Boston, Virginia is on trial when not all of the women return. Told in alternating timelines that follow both the sensational murder trial in Boston and the dangerous, deadly progress of the women’s expedition into the frozen North, this heart-pounding story will hold readers rapt as a chorus of voices answer the trial’s all-consuming question: what happened out there on the ice?"
As I've said countless times by now, I love all things Arctic/Antarctic/etc., plus I love exploring expedition and disasters, and I just recently read a book about Franklin's expedition, so this could not be more fitting right now. I genuinely can't wait to read this!

D: A Tale of Two Worlds by Michel Faber
Publication: December 8th, 2020 (US)/ September 17, 2020 (UK)
Hanover Square Press (US)
Hardcover. 304 pages.
Pre-order: Amazon |IndieBound

"It all starts on the morning the letter D disappears from language. First, it vanishes from Dhikilo’s parents’ conversation at breakfast, then from the road signs outside and from her school dinners. Soon the local dentist and the neighbor’s dalmatian are missing, and even the Donkey Derby has been called off. 

Though she doesn’t know why, Dhikilo is summoned to the home of her old history teacher Professor Dodderfield and his faithful Labrador, Nelly Robinson. And this is where our story begins. 

Set between England and the wintry land of Liminus, a world enslaved by the monstrous Gamp and populated by fearsome, enchanting creatures, D (A Tale of Two Worlds) is told with simple beauty and warmth. Its celebration of moral courage and freethinking is a powerful reminder of our human capacity for strength, hope and justice."
As we all know (or if you don't, you will!), Michel Faber is one of my favorite authors! I was completely shocked to see he had a new book, because the last thing I heard about him was that he had essentially retired from writing after his wife died, as she was basically his muse. It's honestly pretty heartbreaking on all fronts, so it seemed really special to me to see a new book from. I can't wait to dive in and check it out.


Pirate Stew by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell
Publication: December 1st, 2020
William Morrow
Hardcover. 400 pages.
Pre-order: Amazon | IndieBound

"Long John has a whole crew of wild pirates in tow, and—for one boy and his sister—he's about to transform a perfectly ordinary evening into a riotous adventure beneath a pirate moon. It's time to make some PIRATE STEW. 

Marvelously silly and gloriously entertaining, this tale of pirates, flying ships, doughnut feasts and some rather magical stew is perfect for all pirates, both young and old."
Okay, so this is just a fun bonus picture book! I love the Neil Gaiman/Chris Riddell duo for kids' books, so I'm excited to get this and read it to my niece sometime!

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


  1. The Arctic Fury sounds like it's going to be a fantastic read - perfect for winter!

  2. The Arctic Fury is on my wishlist! Also been seeing D: A Tale of Two Worlds around and I'm definitely interested in reading it. And Pirate Stew looks so fun!

  3. I love Michel Faber too, and i had heard about D but I didn't know when it was coming out. And The Arctic Fury sounds amazing!

  4. How did I not know about The Arctic Fury! I love Greer Macallister! Faber is hit and miss for me, but I am definitely interested in reading D. And you can't go wrong with Neil Gaiman. I hope you enjoy all of these when you read them! I want to read them all too!

  5. Love the covers of the first two, and that picture book looks fun! I'll have to get it for my nephew. Great picks!
    Lisa Loves Literature's Wednesday Post

  6. Yay! Neil Gaiman has a new book out! Can't wait to read it! Great list!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  7. Wow, such interesting picks this week. Thanks for sharing them!