Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Can't-Wait Wednesday: A House with Good Bones by T. Kingfisher, God of Endings by Jacquline Holland, & Chaos & Flame by Tessa Gratton, Justina Ireland


 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: 

A House with Good Bones by T. Kingfisher
Publication: March 28th, 2023
Tor Nightfire
Hardcover. 256 pages.
Pre-order: Amazon |

From Goodreads:
"A haunting Southern Gothic from an award-winning master of suspense, A House With Good Bones explores the dark, twisted roots lurking just beneath the veneer of a perfect home and family.

'Mom seems off.'

Her brother's words echo in Sam Montgomery's ear as she turns onto the quiet North Carolina street where their mother lives alone.

She brushes the thought away as she climbs the front steps. Sam's excited for this rare extended visit, and looking forward to nights with just the two of them, drinking boxed wine, watching murder mystery shows, and guessing who the killer is long before the characters figure it out.

But stepping inside, she quickly realizes home isn’t what it used to be. Gone is the warm, cluttered charm her mom is known for; now the walls are painted a sterile white. Her mom jumps at the smallest noises and looks over her shoulder even when she’s the only person in the room. And when Sam steps out back to clear her head, she finds a jar of teeth hidden beneath the magazine-worthy rose bushes, and vultures are circling the garden from above.

To find out what’s got her mom so frightened in her own home, Sam will go digging for the truth. But some secrets are better left buried.

I am always excited for a new T. Kingfisher book and this one sounds like it's going to be just as amazing as the rest. I can't wait to have a chance to read this!

God of Endings by Jacqueline Holland
Publication: March 7th, 2023
Flatiron Books
Hardcover. 480 pages.
 Amazon |

From Goodreads:
By turns suspenseful and enchanting, this breathtaking first novel weaves a story of love, family, history, and myth as seen through the eyes of one immortal woman

Collette LeSange is a lonely artist who heads an elite fine arts school for children in upstate New York. Her youthful beauty masks the dark truth of her life: she has endured centuries of turmoil and heartache in the wake of her grandfather’s long-ago decision to make her immortal like himself. Now in 1984, Collette finds her life upended by the arrival of a gifted child from a troubled home, the return of a stalking presence from her past, and her own mysteriously growing hunger.

Combining brilliant prose with breathtaking suspense, The God of Endings serves as a larger exploration of the human condition in all its complexity, asking us the most fundamental question: is life in this world a gift or a curse?

I finished an ARC of this one earlier this month and I really loved it, which makes me that much more excited for it to be released into the wild. 

Chaos & Flame by Tessa Gratton, Justina Ireland
Publication: March 28th, 2023
Hardcover. 336 pages.
Pre-order: Amazon |

From Goodreads:
"Darling Seabreak cannot remember anything before the murder of her family at the hands of House Dragon, but she knows she owes her life to both the power of her Chaos Boon and House Kraken for liberating her from the sewers where she spent her childhood. So when her adoptive Kraken father is captured in battle, Darling vows to save him--even if that means killing each and every last member of House Dragon.

Talon Goldhoard has always been a dutiful War Prince for House Dragon, bravely leading the elite troops of his brother, the High Prince Regent. But lately his brother's erratic rule threatens to undo a hundred years of House Dragon's hard work, and factions are turning to Talon to unseat him. Talon resists, until he's ambushed by a fierce girl who looks exactly like the one his brother has painted obsessively, repeatedly, for years, and Talon knows she's the key to everything.

Together, Darling and Talon must navigate the treacherous waters of House politics, caught up in the complicated game the High Prince Regent is playing against everyone. The unlikeliest of allies, they'll have to stop fighting each other long enough to learn to fight together in order to survive the fiery prophecies and ancient blood magic threatening to devastate their entire world.

I'm currently reading this one, and so far it's been so much fun. I think these authors cowrite really well together and I can't wait for it to be published!


  1. I saw A House with Good Bones and I can't wait to read it too.

    My WoW post.

  2. I have never read Kingfisher but have one of his books on my challenge this year. This one I've been seeing around a lot this week. I hope you enjoy it when you get to it!

  3. I had The God of Endings on my radar but never requested it. Ugh!! Now I wish I had. Oh well, I'll just have to buy a copy, lol. And of course, super excited for A House With Good Bones:-)

  4. I haven't read Kingfisher before but I love the sound of this one!