Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Can't-Wait Wednesday: How High We Go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu & Where the Drowned Girls Go (Wayward Children #7) by Seanan McGuire

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: 
How High We Go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu
Publication: January 18th, 2022
William Morrow
Hardcover. 304 pages.
Pre-order: Amazon |

"Follow a cast of intricately linked characters over hundreds of years as humanity struggles to rebuild itself in the aftermath of a climate plague 

Beginning in 2030, a grieving archeologist arrives in the Arctic Circle to continue the work of his recently deceased daughter at the Batagaika crater, where researchers are studying long-buried secrets now revealed in melting permafrost, including the perfectly preserved remains of a girl who appears to have died of an ancient virus. 

Once unleashed, the Arctic Plague will reshape life on Earth for generations to come, quickly traversing the globe, forcing humanity to devise a myriad of moving and inventive ways to embrace possibility in the face of tragedy. In a theme park designed for terminally ill children, a cynical employee falls in love with a mother desperate to hold on to her infected son. A heartbroken scientist searching for a cure finds a second chance at fatherhood when one of his test subjects—a pig—develops the capacity for human speech. A widowed painter and her teenaged granddaughter embark on a cosmic quest to locate a new home planet. 

From funerary skyscrapers to hotels for the dead to interstellar starships, Sequoia Nagamatsu takes readers on a wildly original and compassionate journey, spanning continents, centuries, and even celestial bodies to tell a story about the resiliency of the human spirit, our infinite capacity to dream, and the connective threads that tie us all together in the universe."

This premise is everything to me. I feel like this is the book I've been hoping for, so I can't wait to have a chance to check it out and hopefully love it as much as I'm hoping to!

Where the Drowned Girls Go by Seanan McGuire (Wayward Children #7)
Publication: January 4th, 2022
Hardcover. 160 pages.
Pre-order: Amazon |

"Welcome to the Whitethorn Institute. The first step is always admitting you need help, and you've already taken that step by requesting a transfer into our company. 

There is another school for children who fall through doors and fall back out again. 
It isn't as friendly as Eleanor West's Home for Wayward Children. 
And it isn't as safe. 

When Eleanor West decided to open her school, her sanctuary, her Home for Wayward Children, she knew from the beginning that there would be children she couldn't save; when Cora decides she needs a different direction, a different fate, a different prophecy, Miss West reluctantly agrees to transfer her to the other school, where things are run very differently by Whitethorn, the Headmaster. 

She will soon discover that not all doors are welcoming..."

I have adored the Wayward Children series and I think this installment sounds like it's really going to get into something new and interesting. I'm very curious and excited to read this one!

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


  1. I may buy a copy of How High we go in the Dark, it sounds epic! Although it does sound like a Covid story... And I'm excited to read the new Wayward Children book, which is on my December pile😁

  2. Happy Wednesday, hope you enjoy them when you get a chance to read them!

  3. The McGuire one makes me want to try that series. And wow that first one- YES that sounds fabulous. I'm a sucker for viruses and secrets found in arctic ice, honestly.