Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Bone Orchard by Sara A. Mueller & Peach Blossom Spring by Melissa Fu


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 Bone Orchard by Sara A. Mueller
Publication: March 22nd, 2022
Tor Books
Hardcover. 432 pages.

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From Goodreads:
"Charm is a witch, and she is alone. The last of a line of conquered necromantic workers, now confined within the yard of regrown bone trees at Orchard House, and the secrets of their marrow. 
Charm is a prisoner, and a survivor. Charm tends the trees and their clattering fruit for the sake of her children, painstakingly grown and regrown with its fruit: Shame, Justice, Desire, Pride, and Pain. 
Charm is a whore, and a madam. The wealthy and powerful of Borenguard come to her house to buy time with the girls who aren't real. 
Except on Tuesdays, which is when the Emperor himself lays claim to his mistress, Charm herself. 
But now--Charm is also the only person who can keep an empire together, as the Emperor summons her to his deathbed, and charges her with choosing which of his awful, faithless sons will carry on the empire---by discovering which one is responsible for his own murder. 
If she does this last thing, she will finally have what has been denied her since the fall of Inshil — her freedom. But if she does, she will also be betraying the ghosts past and present that live on within her heart. 
Charm must choose. Her dead Emperor’s will or the whispers of her own ghosts. Justice for the empire or her own revenge."
I'm always ready for a book with some necromancy, plus I am loving the sound of every other element in this synopsis! I'm really hoping to have a chance to check this one out soon, it sounds exceptionally intriguing. 


Peach Blossom Spring by Melissa Fu
Publication: March 15th, 2022
Little, Brown and Company
Hardcover. 400 pages.

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From Goodreads:
"'Within every misfortune there is a blessing and within every blessing, the seeds of misfortune, and so it goes, until the end of time.' 
It is 1938 in China and, as a young wife, Meilin’s future is bright. But with the Japanese army approaching, Meilin and her four year old son, Renshu, are forced to flee their home. Relying on little but their wits and a beautifully illustrated hand scroll, filled with ancient fables that offer solace and wisdom, they must travel through a ravaged country, seeking refuge. 
Years later, Renshu has settled in America as Henry Dao. Though his daughter is desperate to understand her heritage, he refuses to talk about his childhood. How can he keep his family safe in this new land when the weight of his history threatens to drag them down? Yet how can Lily learn who she is if she can never know her family’s story? 
Spanning continents and generations, Peach Blossom Spring is a bold and moving look at the history of modern China, told through the story of one family. It’s about the power of our past, the hope for a better future, and the haunting question: What would it mean to finally be home?"
It's been a while since I've read a big generational historical fiction like this, and I am really loving the sound of this one! 

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


  1. I'm hoping to read The Bone Orchard soon as well! The cover is so intriguing and I also love stories about necromancers:-)

  2. These both sounds so good. I am intrigued. I would read both. I love the covers also. Here's mine

  3. Peach Blossom Spring definitely sounds like a great historical fiction read.