Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Red Rabbit by Alex Grecian & Rouge by Mona Awad

   

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:


Red Rabbit by Alex Grecian
Publication: September 19th, 2023
Tor Nightfire
Hardcover. 464 pages.
Pre-order: Amazon | Bookshop.org

From Goodreads:
"Sadie Grace is wanted for witchcraft, dead (or alive). And every hired gun in Kansas is out to collect the bounty on her head, including bona fide witch hunter Old Tom and his mysterious, mute ward, Rabbit.

On the road to Burden County, they’re joined by two vagabond cowboys with a strong sense of adventure – but no sense of purpose – and a recently widowed school teacher with nothing left to lose. As their posse grows, so too does the danger.

Racing along the drought-stricken plains in a stolen red stagecoach, they encounter monsters more wicked than witches lurking along the dusty trail. But the crew is determined to get that bounty, or die trying.

Written with the devilish cadence of Stephen Graham Jones and the pulse-pounding brutality of Nick Cutter, Red Rabbit is a supernatural adventure of luck and misfortune.
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I've been reading an ARC of this and it's fantastic. I can't wait for this to be out in the world! 


Medusa's Sisters by Lauren J.A. Bear
Publication: September 12th, 2023
Simon & Schuster/Marysue Rucci Books
Hardcover. 384 pages.
Pre-order: Amazon | Bookshop.org

From Goodreads:
"For as long as she can remember, Belle has been insidiously obsessed with her skin and skincare videos. When her estranged mother Noelle mysteriously dies, Belle finds herself back in Southern California, dealing with her mother’s considerable debts and grappling with lingering questions about her death. The stakes escalate when a strange woman in red appears at the funeral, offering a tantalizing clue about her mother’s demise, followed by a cryptic video about a transformative spa experience. With the help of a pair of red shoes, Belle is lured into the barbed embrace of La Maison de M├ęduse, the same lavish, culty spa to which her mother was devoted. There, Belle discovers the frightening secret behind her (and her mother’s) obsession with the mirror—and the great shimmering depths (and demons) that lurk on the other side of the glass.

Snow White meets Eyes Wide Shut in this surreal descent into the dark side of beauty, envy, grief, and the complicated love between mothers and daughters. With black humor and seductive horror, Rouge explores the cult-like nature of the beauty industry—as well as the danger of internalizing its pitiless gaze. Brimming with California sunshine and blood-red rose petals, Rouge holds up a warped mirror to our relationship with mortality, our collective fixation with the surface, and the wondrous, deep longing that might lie beneath."

I've had Awad's Bunny on my TBR for ages and I'm pretty sure I'm going to love it, and I'm also pretty sure this sounds right up my alley too. Can't wait to have a chance to check it out!

3 comments:

  1. I've only read Bunny and it was STRANGE. I've always wanted to give the author another try so maybe I'll pick this one up. I'm definitely interested in Red Rabbit - Tor always has such great titles!

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  2. I have a copy of Bunny that I haven't read either, and I feel the same, I know I'll love it! I'm glad you're loving Red Rabbit, it's coming up soon on my pile:-)

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