Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Can't-Wait Wednesday: All the Murmuring Bones by A.G. Slater, The Shadow in the Glass by J.J.A. Hardwood, & Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

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: 
All the Murmuring Bones
All the Murmuring Bones by A.G. Slater
Publication: March 9th, 2021
Titan Books
Paperback. 368 pages.
Pre-order: AmazonIndieBound

"Long ago Miren O'Malley's family prospered due to a deal struck with the mer: safety for their ships in return for a child of each generation. But for many years the family have been unable to keep their side of the bargain and have fallen into decline. Miren's grandmother is determined to restore their glory, even at the price of Miren's freedom.  

A spellbinding tale of dark family secrets, magic and witches, and creatures of myth and the sea; of strong women and the men who seek to control them."
I love a good bargain-based story, especially when the mer and magic are involved. Loving the sound of this one. 

The Shadow in the Glass
The Shadow in the Glass by J.J.A. Harwood
Publication: March 18th, 2021
Harper Voyager
Hardcover. 416 pages.
Pre-order: AmazonIndieBound

"Once upon a time Ella had wished for more than her life as a lowly maid.  

Now forced to work hard under the unforgiving, lecherous gaze of the man she once called stepfather, Ella’s only refuge is in the books she reads by candlelight, secreted away in the library she isn’t permitted to enter.   

One night, among her beloved books of far-off lands, Ella’s wishes are answered. At the stroke of midnight, a fairy godmother makes her an offer that will change her life: seven wishes, hers to make as she pleases. But each wish comes at a price and Ella must to decide whether it’s one she’s willing to pay it. "
I am always down for a new spin on classic fairy tale setups. This one sounds like its going to be especially creepy based off of some reviews, so I can't wait to have a chance to check it out. 

Klara and the Sun
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
Publication: March 2nd, 2021
Hardcover. 304 pages.
Pre-order: AmazonIndieBound

"Klara and the Sun, the first novel by Kazuo Ishiguro since he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, tells the story of Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, who, from her place in the store, watches carefully the behavior of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass on the street outside. She remains hopeful that a customer will soon choose her.  

Klara and the Sun is a thrilling book that offers a look at our changing world through the eyes of an unforgettable narrator, and one that explores the fundamental question: What does it mean to love?"
I didn't care for Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go, but I've wanting to try out some of his other work and this premise sounds exceptionally interesting to me. I hope to have a chance to check it out! 

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


  1. Ooh, The Shadow in the Glass sounds amazing!

  2. I do love a good fantasy book. "All the Murmuring Bones" and "The Shadow in the Glass" sound like they'll be very good reads.

    I haven't ready any of Ishiguro books yet. I do have one of his books in my TBR shelf that I definitely need to pick up at some point.

    I hope you enjoy your picks!

  3. All the Murmuring Bones sounds fantastic! I think its already on my TBR, can't wait😁

  4. The first two sound like my type of reads. The third one is an author I hear is really good, but isn't really my type of book. Hope you get your hands on these soon!
    Lisa Loves Literature

  5. Oooh! All of these covers look so beautiful! Great picks!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  6. Ooh, I haven't heard of any of these! I want to read them all. Thanks for sharing!

  7. I need All the Murmuring Bones. You had me with creatures of the sea and witches on that one. These all sound really good!

  8. Going to have to The Shadow in the Glass to my TBR. Hope you enjoy all of these!!

  9. I really want to read All the Murmuring Bones too. The Shadow in the Glass is new to me--and oh, it sounds so good! I haven't tried anything by Kazuo Ishiguro, although I have been tempted to. The one you feature here does sound good. I hope you enjoy all of these when you read them!

  10. These sound excellent! I’m especially interested in All The Murmuring Bones. I can’t resist a book about family secrets.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  11. The first two are totally my kind of books and it's the first I've seen them. Thanks for adding to my TBR! ;)

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings