Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Across the Green Grass Fields by Seanan McGuire, The Forever Sea by Joshua Phillip Johnson, & The Divines by Ellie Eaton

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: 

Across the Green Grass Fields (Wayward Children, #6)
Across the Green Grass Fields (Wayward Children #6) by Seanan McGuire
Publication: January 12th, 2021
Hardcover. 176 pages.
Pre-order: AmazonIndieBound

"'Welcome to the Hooflands. We’re happy to have you, even if you being here means something’s coming.'
Regan loves, and is loved, though her school-friend situation has become complicated, of late.
When she suddenly finds herself thrust through a doorway that asks her to "Be Sure" before swallowing her whole, Regan must learn to live in a world filled with centaurs, kelpies, and other magical equines―a world that expects its human visitors to step up and be heroes.
But after embracing her time with the herd, Regan discovers that not all forms of heroism are equal, and not all quests are as they seem…"
I have been really enjoying the Wayward Children series and I'm really excited to see what Regan's story is going to be!

The Forever Sea (The Forever Sea, #1)
The Forever Sea by Joshua Phillip Johnson
Publication: January 19th, 2021
DAW Books
Hardcover. 464 pages.
Pre-order: AmazonIndieBound

"The first book in a new environmental epic fantasy series set in a world where ships kept afloat by magical hearthfires sail an endless grass sea.
On the never-ending, miles-high expanse of prairie grasses known as the Forever Sea, Kindred Greyreach, hearthfire keeper and sailor aboard harvesting vessel The Errant, is just beginning to fit in with the crew of her new ship when she receives devastating news. Her grandmother--The Marchess, legendary captain and hearthfire keeper--has stepped from her vessel and disappeared into the sea.
But the note she leaves Kindred suggests this was not an act of suicide. Something waits in the depths, and the Marchess has set out to find it.
To follow in her grandmother's footsteps, Kindred must embroil herself in conflicts bigger than she could imagine: a water war simmering below the surface of two cultures; the politics of a mythic pirate city floating beyond the edges of safe seas; battles against beasts of the deep, driven to the brink of madness; and the elusive promise of a world below the waves.
Kindred finds that she will sacrifice almost everything--ship, crew, and a life sailing in the sun--to discover the truth of the darkness that waits below the Forever Sea."
Is that cover not so intriguing!? I haven't heard much about this one at all, but I am so intrigued by its premise. (And on a side note--anyone think that cover would make a great puzzle?)

The Divines
The Divines by Ellie Eaton
William Morrow
Publication: January 19th, 2021
Hardcover. 320 pages.
Pre-order: AmazonIndieBound

"Can we ever really escape our past?
 The girls of St John the Divine, an elite English boarding school, were notorious for flipping their hair, harassing teachers, chasing boys, and chain-smoking cigarettes. They were fiercely loyal, sharp-tongued, and cuttingly humorous in the way that only teenage girls can be. For Josephine, now in her thirties, the years at St John were a lifetime ago. She hasn’t spoken to another Divine in fifteen years, not since the day the school shuttered its doors in disgrace.
Yet now Josephine inexplicably finds herself returning to her old stomping grounds. The visit provokes blurry recollections of those doomed final weeks that rocked the community. Ruminating on the past, Josephine becomes obsessed with her teenage identity and the forgotten girls of her one-time orbit. With each memory that resurfaces, she circles closer to the violent secret at the heart of the school’s scandal. But the more Josephine recalls, the further her life unravels, derailing not just her marriage and career, but her entire sense of self.
Moving between present-day Los Angeles and 1990s Britain, The Divines is a scorching examination of the power of adolescent sexuality, female identity, and the destructive class divide. Exposing the tension between the lives we lead as adults and the experiences that form us, Eaton probes us to consider how our memories as adults compel us to reexamine our pasts. "
I'm also intrigued by books with this sort of premise, though they can be so hit or miss and I'm not sure what to expect! I recently received an ARC of it, though, so I'm excited to find out. 

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


  1. I can't wait for Across the Green Grass Fields! I love that series.

  2. Oh, that cover on The Forever Sea - wow!

  3. I have eARCs of the first two and I'm excited for both!

  4. Just say the name Seanan Maguire and I am there! I haven't read her Wayward Children series yet though--something to look forward to. I love the cover of The Forever Sea too. I will have to check that one out. It does sound good as does The Divines. I hope you enjoy all three of these when you read them! Have a great week.

  5. Oh, I love the cover for The Forever Sea, it is gorgeous! And I really want to try the Wayward Children series.