Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Lies of the Ajungo by Moses Ose Utomi & The Fairy Bargains of Prospect Hill by Rowenna Miller


 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 Lies of the Ajungo by Moses Ose Utomi 
Publication: March 21st, 2023
Hardcover. 96 pages.
Pre-order: Amazon |

From Goodreads:
"They say there is no water in the City of Lies. They say there are no heroes in the City of Lies. They say there are no friends beyond the City of Lies. But would you believe what they say in the City of Lies?

In the City of Lies, they cut out your tongue when you turn thirteen, to appease the terrifying Ajungo Empire and make sure it continues sending water. Tutu will be thirteen in three days, but his parched mother won’t last that long. So Tutu goes to his oba and makes a deal: she provides water for his mother, and in exchange he will travel out into the desert and bring back water for the city. Thus begins Tutu’s quest for the salvation of his mother, his city, and himself.

The Lies of the Ajungo opens the curtains on a tremendous world, and begins the epic fable of the Forever Desert. With every word, Moses Ose Utomi weaves magic."

I always enjoy checking out the new Tordotcom novellas and this one sounds like it has a great general premise. Can't wait to check it out!

The Fairy Bargains of Prospect Hill by Rowenna Miller
Publication: March 28th, 2023
Chicken House
Hardcover. 256 pages.
Pre-order: Amazon |

From Goodreads:
On Prospect Hill, you can get nearly anything you want from the Fae—if you know how to ask and if you can pay the price.

There is no magic on Prospect Hill—or anywhere else, for that matter. But just on the other side of the veil is the world of the Fae, and all their magic. Generations ago, the first farmers on Prospect Hill learned to bargain small trades to make their lives a little easier—a bit of glass to find something lost, a cup of milk for better layers in the chicken coop.

Much of that old wisdom has been lost as the riverboats gave way to the rail lines and the farmers took work at the copper works and the cotton mill. Alaine Fairborn’s family, however, was always superstitious, and she still hums the rhymes to find her lost shoe and ensure dry weather on her sister Delphine’s wedding day.

But when Delphine confides her new husband is not the man she thought he was, Alaine will stop at nothing to help her sister escape his abuse. Small bargains buy them time, but the progress of locomotives and factories hasn’t given way to equitable laws for women. A major bargain is needed, but the price for sweeping change may be more than they’re willing to pay.

I absolutely adored Miller's Unraveled Kingdom trilogy and I've been really excited for anything new from her. I love the sound of this one and I have a good feeling that this premise will be amazing in Miller's hands.  

What books are you looking forward to?


  1. I have both of these for review and they both sound so different but so good!

  2. The Fairy Bargains of Prospect Hill caught my eye immediately. I think I would really like this one too. The Lies of the Ajungo sounds good as well and I may have to give that one a try as well. I hope you enjoy both of these when you read them!