Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Incidents Around the House by Josh Malerman & Moonbound by Robin Sloan


 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.

Incidents Around the House by Josh Malerman
Publication: June 25th, 2024
Del Rey
Hardcover. 384 pages.
Pre-order: Amazon |

From Goodreads:
"A chilling horror novel about a haunting told from the perspective of a young girl whose troubled family is targeted by an entity she calls “Other Mommy,” from the New York Times bestselling author of Bird Box

To eight-year-old Bela, her family is her world. There’s Mommy, Daddo, and Grandma Ruth. But there is also Other Mommy, a malevolent entity who asks her every “Can I go inside your heart?”

When horrifying incidents around the house signal that Other Mommy is growing tired of asking Bela the same question, over and over . . . Bela understands that unless she says yes, soon her family must pay.

Other Mommy is getting restless, stronger, bolder. Only the bonds of family can keep Bela safe but other incidents show cracks in her parents' marriage. The safety Bela relies on is on the brink of unraveling.
But Other Mommy needs an answer.

The 'Other Mommy' situation definitely makes me think of Coraline (which is a favorite), but even without that this premise sounds wonderfully creepy and I'm really curious to see what Malerman does with this one!

Moonbound by Robin Sloan
Publication: June 11th, 2024
Hardcover. 432 pages.
Pre-order: Amazon |

From Goodreads:
"In Moonbound, Robin Sloan has written a novel with the full scope and ambitious imagination of the very books that lit the engines of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore: an epic quest as only Sloan could conceive it, mixing science fiction, fantasy, good old-fashioned literary storytelling, and unrivaled enthusiasm for what’s next.

It is thirteen thousand years from now . . . A lot has happened, and yet a lot is still very familiar. Ariel is a boy in a small town under a wizard’s rule. Like many adventurers before him, Ariel is called to explore a world full of unimaginable glories and unknown enemies, a mission to save the world, a girl. Here, as they say, be dragons. But none of this happens before Ariel comes across an artifact from an earlier civilization, a sentient, record-keeping artificial intelligence that carries with it the perspective of the whole of human history―and becomes both Ariel’s greatest ally and the narrator of our story.

Moonbound is an adventure into the richest depths of Story itself. It is a deeply satisfying epic of ancient scale, blasted through the imaginative prism one of our most forward-thinking writers. And this is only the beginning.

This sounds incredibly wacky and I'm totally here for it. 


  1. The Malerman book was already on my radar but Moonbeams is new to me, and it sounds great!

  2. I loved Robin Sloan's Mr. Penumbra, so I'm very curious about Moonbound. And I can't wait to start the Josh Malerman!