Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Light of the Midnight Stars by Rena Rossner & House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland

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 Light of the Midnight Stars
The Light of the Midnight Stars by Rena Rossner
Publication: April 13th, 2021
Hardcover. 432 pages.
Pre-order: AmazonIndieBound

"An evocative combination of fantasy, history, and Jewish folklore, The Light of the Midnight Stars is fairytale-inspired novel from the author of The Sisters of the Winter Wood.
Deep in the Hungarian woods, the sacred magic of King Solomon lives on in his descendants. Gathering under the midnight stars, they pray, sing and perform small miracles - and none are more gifted than the great Rabbi Isaac and his three daughters. Each one is blessed with a unique talent - whether it be coaxing plants to grow, or predicting the future by reading the path of the stars.
When a fateful decision to help an outsider ends in an accusation of witchcraft, fire blazes through their village. Rabbi Isaac and his family are forced to flee, to abandon their magic and settle into a new way of life. But a dark fog is making its way across Europe and will, in the end, reach even those who thought they could run from it. Each of the sisters will have to make a choice - and change the future of their family forever."
Okay, so I've already read an ARC of this one, but it is so beautiful and I may have pre-ordered a Goldsboro edition for it, so I'm still extremely excited for this one to be released!

House of Hollow
House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland
Publication: April 6th, 2021
G.P. Putnam's Sons Books
Hardcover. 352 pages.
Pre-order: AmazonIndieBound

"Seventeen-year-old Iris Hollow has always been strange. Something happened to her and her two older sisters when they were children, something they can’t quite remember but that left each of them with an identical half-moon scar at the base of their throats.
Iris has spent most of her teenage years trying to avoid the weirdness that sticks to her like tar. But when her eldest sister, Grey, goes missing under suspicious circumstances, Iris learns just how weird her life can get: horned men start shadowing her, a corpse falls out of her sister’s ceiling, and ugly, impossible memories start to twist their way to the forefront of her mind.
As Iris retraces Grey’s last known footsteps and follows the increasingly bizarre trail of breadcrumbs she left behind, it becomes apparent that the only way to save her sister is to decipher the mystery of what happened to them as children.
The closer Iris gets to the truth, the closer she comes to understanding that the answer is dark and dangerous – and that Grey has been keeping a terrible secret from her for years."
This sounds so spooky and weird--two things I love! I really am not sure what to expect from this book, but I hope to have the chance to find out. 

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


  1. I am SO excited to start The Light of the Midnight Stars! Ooh the release date is coming fast, I need to get on it!

  2. I love these covers, especially The Light of the Midnight Stars. They both sound really good too. I hope you love them when you read them! I will definitely be checking them out. Have a great day and happy reading!

  3. They both sound good and I love both covers.

  4. I love the sound of the Hungarian setting in Midnight Stars. and House of sounds really creepy and good!

  5. How did you pre-order the Goldsboro Light of the Midnight Stars? I desperately want to but can't find it on their site at all

    1. I am a GSFF member on their site and they often have early access to pre-order titles for members! I was also desperately looking for it before I became a member, haha, so that was a big perk for me. I think they are full right now, but you can email them to be put on a waitlist if you’re interested in GSFF. :) Otherwise I think the book will be on general sale soon!