Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Infinity Gate by M.R. Carey, A Door in the Dark by Scott Reintgen, & The Curator by Owen King


 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: 

Infinity Gate (Pandominion #1) by M.R. Carey
Publication: March 28th, 2023
Paperback. 544 pages.
Pre-order: Amazon |

From Goodreads:
"From the author of the bestselling The Girl With All the Gifts comes a brilliant new genre-defying story of humanity's expansion across millions of dimensions, and the AI technology that might see it all come to an end. Perfect for readers of The Space Between Worlds and Adrian Tchaikovsky. 


The Pandominion: a political and trading alliance of a million worlds – except that they’re really just the one world, Earth, in many different realities. And when an AI threat arises that could destroy everything the Pandominion has built, they'll eradicate it by whatever means necessary, no matter the cost to human life.

Scientist Hadiz Tambuwal is looking for a solution to her own Earth’s environmental collapse when she stumbles across the secret of inter-dimensional travel. It could save everyone on her dying planet, but now she’s walked into the middle of a war on a scale she never dreamed of.

And she needs to choose a side before it kills her

I'm very excited to see what Carey can do with a sci-fi story like this! And I'm always a sucker for AI-gone-wrong stories, so this is definitely grabbing my eye.

A Door in the Dark by Scott Reintgen
Publication: March 28th, 2023
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Hardcover. 368 pages.
 Amazon |

From Goodreads:
Ren Monroe has spent four years proving she’s one of the best wizards in her generation. But top marks at Balmerick University will mean nothing if she fails to get recruited into one of the major houses. Enter Theo Brood. If being rich were a sin, he’d already be halfway to hell. After a failed and disastrous party trick, fate has the two of them crossing paths at the public waxway portal the day before holidays—Theo’s punishment is to travel home with the scholarship kids. Which doesn’t sit well with any of them.

A fight breaks out. In the chaos, the portal spell malfunctions. All six students are snatched from the safety of the school’s campus and set down in the middle of nowhere. And one of them is dead on arrival.

If anyone can get them through the punishing wilderness with limited magical reserves it’s Ren. She’s been in survival mode her entire life. But no magic could prepare her for the tangled secrets the rest of the group is harboring, or for what’s following them through the dark woods…

This sounds a little old school in a way and I think it sounds like a lot of fun. Can't wait to check this one out!

The Curator by Owen King
Publication: March 7th, 2023
Hardcover. 480 pages.
Pre-order: Amazon |

From Goodreads:
"From New York Times bestselling author Owen King comes a Dickensian fantasy of illusion and charm where cats are revered as religious figures, thieves are noble, scholars are revolutionaries, and conjurers are the most wonderful criminals you can imagine.

It begins in an unnamed city nicknamed “the Fairest”, it is distinguished by many things from the river fair to the mountains that split the municipality in half; its theaters and many museums; the Morgue Ship; and, like all cities, but maybe especially so, by its essential unmappability.

Dora, a former domestic servant at the university has a secret desire—to find where her brother went after he died, believing that the answer lies within The Museum of Psykical Research, where he worked when Dora was a child. With the city amidst a revolutionary upheaval, where citizens like Robert Barnes, her lover and a student radical, are now in positions of authority, Dora contrives to gain the curatorship of the half-forgotten museum only to find it all but burnt to the ground, with the neighboring museums oddly untouched. Robert offers her one of these, The National Museum of the Worker. However, neither this museum, nor the street it is hidden away on, nor Dora herself, are what they at first appear to be. Set against the backdrop of a nation on the verge of collapse, Dora’s search for the truth behind the mystery she’s long concealed will unravel a monstrous conspiracy and bring her to the edge of worlds.

I have an ARC of this that I started a little while back and set down at the time, but as it gets closer to release I'm getting more and more excited to pick it back up!


  1. I'm so curious about The Curator. I thought the blurb sounded a little too out there for me, but I look forward to your review!

  2. I love the cover for A Door in the Dark. Good choice!

    My Waiting on Wednesday post.

  3. Infinity Gate does sound interesting. I really enjoyed The Girl With All the Gifts. The Curator appeals to me too! I hope you enjoy both of these when you read them.

  4. These are great picks! I'll be adding A Door in the Dark to my list (LOVE the cover and the premise sounds fantastic!). Thanks for linking up!