Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Ivory Tomb by Melissa Caruso & Terra Nova by Henriette Lazaridis

  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 Ivory Tomb (Rooks and Ruin #3) by Melissa Caruso
Publication: December 6th, 2022
Paperback. 544 pages.

Pre-order: Amazon |

From Goodreads:
"The Rooks and Ruin series concludes with this epic fantasy bursting with intrigue and ambition, questioned loyalties, and broken magic as Ryx fights to defeat the demons and save everything she loves. 

The Dark Days have returned. The Demon of Carnage mercilessly cuts through villagers and armies. The Demon of Corruption rots the land. The Serene Empire and the Witch Lords race towards war. And in the middle of it all stands Rxyander, the Warden of Gloamingard. 

Burdened by conflicting loyalties and guilt, Ryx searches desperately for a way to defeat the demons before the world she loves is completely destroyed. To find answers, she’ll have to return to where it all started…the black tower at the heart of Gloamingard. 

By blood the Door was opened and only by blood will the Dark Days end."

I have enjoyed the Rooks and Ruin trilogy so much so far, and I've loved everythingn Caruso's written. I can't wait to finally read this finale!


Terra Nova by Henriette Lazaridis
Publication: December 6th, 2022
Pegasus Books
Hardcover. 304 pages.

Pre-order: Amazon |

From Goodreads:
"The year is 1910, and two Antarctic explorers, Watts and Heywoud, are racing to the South Pole.  Back in London, Viola, a photo-journalist, harbors love for them both.  In Terra Nova, Henriette Lazaridis seamlessly ushers the reader back and forth between the austere, forbidding, yet intoxicating polar landscape of Antarctica to the bustle of early twentieth century London. 

Though anxious for both men, Viola has little time to pine.  She is photographing hunger strikers in the suffrage movement, capturing the female nude in challenging and politically powerful ways. As she comes into her own as an artist, she's eager for recognition and to fulfill her ambitions.  And then the men return, eager to share news of their triumph. 

But in her darkroom, Viola discovers a lie.  Watts and Heywoud have doctored their photos of the Pole to fake their success.  Viola must now decide whether to betray her husband and her lover, or keep their secret and use their fame to help her persue her artistic ambitions."
I love reading about real polar expeditions, so I think it's pretty likely that I'll enjoy some fictional ones as well! I think this sounds awesome and right up my alley, hopefully I have a chance to check it out.

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


  1. Terra Nova definitely sounds like something I'd love. Adding it to my TBR now!

  2. Ooh, Terra Nova sounds very interesting!

  3. I also enjoy polar expedition stories and I'll be looking for this one. Have you read The Terror by Dan Brown? It's a wonderful polar book that really put me in the middle of the terrible experience. I recommend it.
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys

  4. Oh what a dilemma! And polar expeditions are always fun. Love the sound of Terra Nova.