Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Can't-Wait Wednesday: We Lie With Death by Devin Madson, Into the Heartless Wood by Joanna Ruth Meyer, & In the Garden of Spite by Camilla Bruce

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: 
We Lie With Death (The Reborn Empire, #2)
We Lie with Death (The Reborn Empire #2) by Devin Madson
Publication: January 12th, 2021
Paperback. 576 pages.
Pre-order: AmazonIndieBound

"Into Kisia's conquered north, a Levanti empire is born.
Loyal to the new emperor, Dishiva e'Jaroven must tread the line between building a new life and clinging to the old. Only Gideon can lead them, but when he allies himself with a man returned from the dead it will challenge all she thinks she knows and everything she wants to believe.
Now empress of nothing, Miko is more determined than ever to fight for her people, yet with her hunt for allies increasingly desperate, she may learn too late that power lies not in names but in people.
Rah refused to bow to the Levanti emperor, but now abandoned by the Second Swords he must choose whether to fight for his people, or his soul. Will honor be his salvation, or lead to his destruction?
Sold to the Witchdoctor, Cassandra's only chance of freedom is in his hands, but when her fate becomes inextricably linked to Empress Hana, her true nature could condemn them both.
There is no calm after the storm.
I read the first two books in The Reborn Empire back when Devin Madson self-published then and since being acquired by Orbit there's been some minor changes to the books and I am so excited to re-read this sequel!

Into the Heartless Wood
Into the Heartless Wood by Joanna Ruth Meyer
Publication: January 12th, 2021
Page Street Kids
Hardcover. 368 pages.
Pre-order: AmazonIndieBound

"Epic, heartbreaking, and darkly atmospheric, Into the Heartless Wood is the story of impossible love between a monstrous tree siren and a boy who lives at the edge of her wood.
The forest is a dangerous place, where siren song lures men and women to their deaths. For centuries, a witch has harvested souls to feed the heartless tree, using its power to grow her domain.
When Owen Merrick is lured into the witch’s wood, one of her tree-siren daughters, Seren, saves his life instead of ending it. Every night, he climbs over the garden wall to see her, and every night her longing to become human deepens. But a shift in the stars foretells a dangerous curse, and Seren’s quest to become human will lead them into an ancient war raging between the witch and the king who is trying to stop her."
This sounds like a really beautiful and magical story, I'm curious to see how it is executed!

In the Garden of Spite
In the Garden of Spite by Camilla Bruce
Publication: January 19th, 2021
Hardcover. 480 pages.
Pre-order: AmazonIndieBound

"An audacious novel of feminine rage about one of the most prolific female serial killers in American history--and the men who drove her to it.
They whisper about her in Chicago. Men come to her with their hopes, their dreams--their fortunes. But no one sees them leave. No one sees them at all after they come to call on the Widow of La Porte. The good people of Indiana may have their suspicions, but if those fools knew what she'd given up, what was taken from her, how she'd suffered, surely they'd understand. Belle Gunness learned a long time ago that a woman has to make her own way in this world. That's all it is. A bloody means to an end. A glorious enterprise meant to raise her from the bleak, colorless drudgery of her childhood to the life she deserves. After all, vermin always survive."
I've heard a few things about Belle Gunness before and I'm reallly curious to read this fictional story based off of her. I'm not sure what to expect, but I'm certainly intrigued!

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


  1. In the Garden of Spite sounds really interesting!

  2. I can hardly wait for In the Garden of Spite! I loved her last book so much😁

    1. I still haven't read anything by her, but I've definitely wanted to for a while!

  3. Haven't heard of any of these before, but they do sound interesting! Hope you get your hands on them soon!
    Lisa Loves Literature's Wednesday post

  4. In the Garden of Spite is on my wish list. I'm looking forward to it. I wasn't familiar with the other two but they both sound good as well. I hope you enjoy both when you read them! Take care, Jordan.

  5. In to the Heartless Wood sounds fabulous!!!