Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Slewfoot by Brom, The Splendor by Breeana Shields, & Among Thieves by M.J. Kuhn

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: 
Slewfoot: A Tale of Bewitchery by Brom
Publication: September 14th, 2021
Tor Nightfire
Hardcover. 320 pages.
Pre-order: Amazon | IndieBound

"Set in Colonial New England, Slewfoot is a tale of magic and mystery, of triumph and terror as only dark fantasist Brom can tell it. 

A spirited young Englishwoman, Abitha, arrives at a Puritan colony betrothed to a stranger – only to become quickly widowed when her husband dies under mysterious circumstances. All alone in this pious and patriarchal society, Abitha fights for what little freedom she can grasp onto, while trying to stay true to herself and her past. 

Enter Slewfoot, a powerful spirit of antiquity newly woken ... and trying to find his own role in the world. Healer or destroyer? Protector or predator? But as the shadows walk and villagers start dying, a new rumor is whispered: Witch. 

Both Abitha and Slewfoot must swiftly decide who they are, and what they must do to survive in a world intent on hanging any who meddle in the dark arts. 

Complete with 8 pages of Brom’s mesmerizing full-color artwork and chapter illustrations throughout, his latest book is sure to delight."
I love Brom's work and illustrations, so I'm excited to see a new release from him! I was sent a small sampler of this a few months back and am so intrigued already, I can't wait to see and read the final book!

The Splendor by Breeana Shields
Publication: September 7th, 2021
Page Street Kids
Hardcover. 330 pages.
Pre-order: Amazon | IndieBound

"The Splendor isn’t just a glamorous hotel, it’s a magical experience that gives its guests the fantasy fulfillment of their dreams. But The Splendor didn’t make Juliette’s dreams come true. It ruined her life. 

After a weeklong stay, Juliette’s sister, Clare, returns from the hotel changed. Her connection to Juliette―the special bond they once shared―has vanished. In a moment of hurt and frustration, Juliette steals their meager savings and visits The Splendor herself. 

When she arrives, she’s taken in by the lush and sumptuous hotel. But as she delves more deeply into the mystery of the place, and how they make their illusions work, she grows more and more uneasy. The Splendor has a seedy underbelly, but every time she gets close to discovering something real, she seems to hit a wall. 

Meanwhile, Juliette meets Henri, an illusionist who lives and works at the hotel. Henri’s job is to provide Juliette with the same Signature Experience he gives all the guests―one tailored fantasy that will make her stay unforgettable. As he gets to know her, he realizes that not only is he ill-equipped to make her dreams come true, he’s the cause of her heartache."
Everything about this–from the cover to the synopsis–sound so enticing! I love a magical hotel, and this sounds like it could be such a fun and magical story, I really can't wait to have a chance to check it out. 


Among Thieves by M.J. Kuhn
Publication: September 7th, 2021
Gallery / Saga Press
Hardcover. 352 pages.
Pre-order: Amazon | IndieBound

"In just over a year’s time, Ryia Cautella has already earned herself a reputation as the quickest, deadliest blade in the dockside city of Carrowwick—not to mention the sharpest tongue. But Ryia Cautella is not her real name. 

For the past six years, a deadly secret has kept her in hiding, running from town to town, doing whatever it takes to stay one step ahead of the formidable Guildmaster—the sovereign ruler of the five kingdoms of Thamorr. No matter how far or fast she travels, his servants never fail to track her down...but even the most powerful men can be defeated. 

Ryia’s path now leads directly into the heart of the Guildmaster’s stronghold, and against every instinct she has, it’s not a path she can walk alone. Forced to team up with a crew of assorted miscreants, smugglers, and thieves, Ryia must plan her next moves very carefully. If she succeeds, her freedom is won once and for all…but unfortunately for Ryia, her new allies are nearly as selfish as she is, and they all have plans of their own."
This sounds like it has some pretty classic fantasy elements I love, especially the "crew of assorted miscreants, smugglers, and thieves," so I can't wait to give this one a read!

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


  1. The Splendor sounds amazing - I want to know more about this hotel!

  2. I also read that Slewfoot sampler and I was so intrigued! And I have a copy of Among Thieves which I'd love to read if I have time😁