Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Mask of Mirrors by M.A. Carrick & A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes

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: 

The Mask of Mirrors (Rook & Rose, #1)
The Mask of Mirrors (Rook & Rose #1) by M.A. Carrick
Publication: January 21st, 2021
Paperback. 672 pages.
Pre-order: AmazonIndieBound

"Nightmares are creeping through the city of dreams...
Renata Viraudax is a con artist who has come to the sparkling city of Nadezra -- the city of dreams -- with one goal: to trick her way into a noble house and secure her fortune and her sister's future.
But as she's drawn into the elite world of House Traementis, she realizes her masquerade is just one of many surrounding her. And as corrupt magic begins to weave its way through Nadezra, the poisonous feuds of its aristocrats and the shadowy dangers of its impoverished underbelly become tangled -- with Ren at their heart."
Orbit recently sent me an unexpected ARC of this and I am so excited to start reading it! I love all of the trope-like elements included in this synopsis, and I think it sounds like its going to have some fun  new ideas mixed in.

A Thousand Ships
A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes
Publication: January 26th, 2021
Hardcover. 368 pages.
Pre-order: AmazonIndieBound

"This is the women’s war, just as much as it is the men’s. They have waited long enough for their turn . . .
This was never the story of one woman, or two. It was the story of them all . . .
In the middle of the night, a woman wakes to find her beloved city engulfed in flames. Ten seemingly endless years of conflict between the Greeks and the Trojans are over. Troy has fallen.
From the Trojan women whose fates now lie in the hands of the Greeks, to the Amazon princess who fought Achilles on their behalf, to Penelope awaiting the return of Odysseus, to the three goddesses whose feud started it all, these are the stories of the women whose lives, loves, and rivalries were forever altered by this long and tragic war.
A woman’s epic, powerfully imbued with new life, A Thousand Ships puts the women, girls and goddesses at the center of the Western world’s great tale ever told. "
Of course I want to read a Classics-based book! I love the sound of what this is going to explore and it is right up my alley. :)

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


  1. I have an ARC of The Mask of Mirrors as well, I hope it's as good as it looks!

    1. I'm only about fifty pages in (just started this morning) and so far, so good! Let's keep our fingers crossed it stays that way, haha. :)

  2. Ooh I love that cover of The Mask of Mirrors. And the Haynes book sounds fabulous!!

  3. The Mask of Mirrors is a chunky one! They both sound great, though!

  4. Both of these sound awesome! I would definitely be interested in reading them. I hope you enjoy them when you get to them!

  5. Great picks! I love the premise for A Thousand Ships. Hope you enjoy them both!