Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Untethered Sky by Fonda Lee & The Last Heir to Blackwood Library by Hester Fox

 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: 

Untethered Sky by Fonda Lee
Publication: April 11th, 2023
Hardcover. 160 pages.
Pre-order: Amazon |

From Goodreads:
"From World Fantasy Award-winning author Fonda Lee comes Untethered Sky, an epic fantasy fable about the pursuit of obsession at all costs.

Ester’s family was torn apart when a manticore killed her mother and baby brother, leaving her with nothing but her father’s painful silence and a single, overwhelming need to kill the monsters that took her family.

Ester’s path leads her to the King’s Royal Mews, where the giant rocs of legend are flown to hunt manticores by their brave and dedicated ruhkers. Paired with a fledgling roc named Zahra, Ester finds purpose and acclaim by devoting herself to a calling that demands absolute sacrifice and a creature that will never return her love. The terrifying partnership between woman and roc leads Ester not only on the empire’s most dangerous manticore hunt, but on a journey of perseverance and acceptance.

So I actually read an ARC of Untethered Sky a couple months ago, but I loved it and can't wait for it to come out! This is one you should definitely keep on your radar. 

The Last Heir to Blackwood Library by Hester Fox
Publication: April 4th, 2023
Graydon House
Paperback. 336 pages.
Pre-order: Amazon |

From Goodreads:
In post–World War I England, a young woman inherits a mysterious library and must untangle its powerful secrets…

With the stroke of a pen, twenty-three-year-old Ivy Radcliffe becomes Lady Hayworth, owner of a sprawling estate on the Yorkshire moors. Ivy has never heard of Blackwood Abbey, or of the ancient bloodline from which she’s descended. With nothing to keep her in London since losing her brother in the Great War, she warily makes her way to her new home.

The abbey is foreboding, the servants reserved and suspicious. But there is a treasure waiting behind locked doors: a magnificent library. Despite cryptic warnings from the staff, Ivy feels irresistibly drawn to its dusty shelves, where familiar works mingle with strange, esoteric texts. And she senses something else in the library too, a presence that seems to have a will of its own.

Rumors swirl in the village about the abbey’s previous owners, about ghosts and curses, and an enigmatic manuscript at the center of it all. And as events grow more sinister, it will be up to Ivy to uncover the library’s mysteries in order to reclaim her own story—before it vanishes forever.

I'm probably always going to want to read anything about heirs to libraries–I mean, it's the dream for most of us readers, right? Add in a bit of mystery and I'm in!


  1. I hope you enjoy these, Jordan. Happy Wednesday 😊

  2. I love the sound of The Last Heir to Blackwood Library as I'm a sucker for any library-based tale. And I've heard loads about Fonda Lee but never tucked into any books. Maybe it's time I did!

  3. I'm still waiting for my Untethered Sky ARC to arrive but I'm excited to read it! And The Last Heir to the Blackwood Library sounds perfect for me😁

  4. That cover for Untethered Sky is amazing.