Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd & All the Horses of Iceland by Sarah Tolmie

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 Cartographers by Peng Shepherd
Publication: March 15th, 2022
William Morrow
Hardcover. 400 pages.

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From Goodreads:
"What is the purpose of a map? 
Nell Young’s whole life and greatest passion is cartography. Her father, Dr. Daniel Young, is a legend in the field, and Nell’s personal hero. 
But she hasn't seen or spoken to him ever since he cruelly fired her and destroyed her reputation after an argument over an old, cheap gas station highway map. But when Dr. Young is found dead in his office at the New York Public Library, with the very same seemingly worthless map hidden in his desk, Nell can’t resist investigating. To her surprise, she soon discovers that the map is incredibly valuable, and also exceedingly rare. In fact, she may now have the only copy left in existence… because a mysterious collector has been hunting down and destroying every last one—along with anyone who gets in the way. 
But why? 
To answer that question, Nell embarks on a dangerous journey to reveal a dark family secret, and discover the true power that lies in maps..."
I love anything about maps and cartography, and this sounds like it's going to have a really fun spin! This sounds exactly like something I'd love, so fingers crossed I love this as much as I'm hoping to. 

All the Horses of Iceland by Sarah Tolmie
Publication: March 1st, 2022
Paperback. 112 pages.

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From Goodreads:
"A hypnotic historical fantasy with gorgeous and unusual literary prose, from the captivating author of The Fourth Island. 
Everyone knows of the horses of Iceland, wild, and small, and free, but few have heard their story. Sarah Tolmie’s All the Horses of Iceland weaves their mystical origin into a saga for the modern age. Filled with the magic and darkened whispers of a people on the cusp of major cultural change, All the Horses of Iceland tells the tale of a Norse trader, his travels through Central Asia, and the ghostly magic that followed him home to the land of fire, stone, and ice. His search for riches will take him from Helmgard, through Khazaria, to the steppes of Mongolia, where he will barter for horses and return with much, much more. 
All the Horses of Iceland is a delve into the secret, imagined history of Iceland's unusual horses, brought to life by an expert storyteller."
I haven't heard much at all about this one, so I'm really not sure what to expect from it, but it sounds like it's going to be beautiful and really fascinating. Is that cover not also so gorgeous, as well?

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


  1. The first one looks interesting. Here is mine:

  2. I love cartography so definitely looking forward to that I just saw this one a few weeks ago and it sounds awesome! .

  3. I've been waiting forever to be approved for The Cartographers on NetGalley, at this point I doubt I will be, lol. But I hope you enjoy it! I may buy it if the reviews are positive:-)

  4. I love maps and Icelandic sagas so I will be adding both books to my tbr list. Thanks for bringing them to my attention.

  5. I love the sound of The Cartographers. Thanks for sharing! :)

  6. I love the cover of The Cartographers and it sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Gosh I love coming across new-to-me authors and books on Wednesdays. The Cartographers book sounds like my cup of tea! And I completely agree the cover of All the Horses of Iceland is beautiful. Hope you enjoy both books when you get to them :)

  8. The Cartographers does sound really interesting!