Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Jade Legacy (The Green Bone Saga #4) by Fonda Lee & Skin of the Sea by Natasha Bowen

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: 

Jade Legacy (The Green Bone Saga #4) by Fonda Lee
Publication: November 30th, 2021
Hardcover. 736 pages.
Pre-order: Amazon | IndieBound

"The Kaul siblings battle rival clans for honor and control over an East Asia-inspired fantasy metropolis in Jade Legacy, the page-turning conclusion to the Green Bone Saga. 

Jade, the mysterious and magical substance once exclusive to the Green Bone warriors of Kekon, is now coveted throughout the world. Everyone wants access to the supernatural abilities it provides, from traditional forces such as governments, mercenaries, and criminal kingpins, to modern players, including doctors, athletes, and movie studios. As the struggle over the control of jade grows ever larger and more deadly, the Kaul family, and the ancient ways of the Kekonese Green Bones, will never be the same. 

Battered by war and tragedy, the Kauls are plagued by resentments and old wounds as their adversaries are on the ascent and their country is riven by dangerous factions and foreign interference. The clan must discern allies from enemies, set aside bloody rivalries, and make terrible sacrifices… but even the unbreakable bonds of blood and loyalty may not be enough to ensure the survival of the Green Bone clans and the nation they are sworn to protect."
I have been loving the heck out of The Green Bone Saga series ever since Jade City came out back in 2017, and I'm so excited (and a little sad) to continue and finish the journey!


Skin of the Sea by Natasha Bowen
Publication: November 9th, 2021
Random House
Hardcover. 336 pages.
Pre-order: Amazon | IndieBound

"A way to survive. 
A way to serve. 
A way to save. 

Simi prayed to the gods, once. Now she serves them as Mami Wata--a mermaid--collecting the souls of those who die at sea and blessing their journeys back home. 

But when a living boy is thrown overboard, Simi does the unthinkable--she saves his life, going against an ancient decree. And punishment awaits those who dare to defy it. 

To protect the other Mami Wata, Simi must journey to the Supreme Creator to make amends. But something is amiss. There's the boy she rescued, who knows more than he should. And something is shadowing Simi, something that would rather see her fail. . . . 

Danger lurks at every turn, and as Simi draws closer, she must brave vengeful gods, treacherous lands, and legendary creatures. Because if she doesn't, then she risks not only the fate of all Mami Wata, but also the world as she knows it."
So there are aspects of this synopsis that don't exactly excite me.... but what does excited me is the inspiration from West African folklore and mermaids! I'm really excited to see what this author does with this premise, and I have high hopes.

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


  1. Wow! Jade Legacy would be intimidating by the length alone! Books over 400 pages seem to get me lately! Enjoy these when they come out.

  2. Ooh that Fonda Lee series sounds so good, I've thought about trying it a few times. And I like mer stories so I'm kinda curious about that second one. I like the West African folklore angle!

  3. I need to catch up with Jade War and then I'll be ready for Jade Legacy!

  4. Skin of the Sea is on my TBR as well. Great pick!
    Lisa Loves Literature