Can’t Wait Wednesday: Nov 17, 2021

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a meme where you get to flail about whatever upcoming book you’re excited to read. Though it is generally a new release, it certainly can be any book that’s on your TBR! This meme is currently hosted by Wishful Endings and it’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.


Hello, reader!

Welcome to the middle of the week and another Can’t Wait Wednesday post! It’s time to start looking forward to 2022. I honestly haven’t been delving too deeply into what will be releasing in the new year, but there are a couple that have found there way to my TBR. I’ll be featuring one of those today!

The book I’ve chosen is by one of my favorite authors. She has written the gambit of fantasy books, from middle grade to adult, and I’ve loved everything she’s ever written. I’m still working on reading books of her backlist, but that’s not what we’re here for! We’re here for her newest release, a fantasy novel that plays with other dimensions. In this book, there will be:

  • A shadow realm that closely mirrors ours
  • A young woman forced to make a choice
  • And, if the book comparisons are to be believed, all the gothic vibes!

The book I’ve chosen for Can’t Wait Wednesday is…

Goodreads Synopsis

Everything casts a shadow. Even the world we live in. And as with every shadow, there is a place where it must touch. A seam, where the shadow meets its source.

#1 New York Times–bestselling author Victoria Schwab weaves a dark and original tale about the place where the world meets its shadow, and the young woman beckoned by both sides. The Secret Garden meets Crimson Peak in this stand-alone novel perfect for readers of Holly Black and Neil Gaiman.

Olivia Prior has grown up in Merilance School for girls, and all she has of her past is her mother’s journal—which seems to unravel into madness. Then, a letter invites Olivia to come home—to Gallant. Yet when Olivia arrives, no one is expecting her. But Olivia is not about to leave the first place that feels like home, it doesn’t matter if her cousin Matthew is hostile or if she sees half-formed ghouls haunting the hallways.

Olivia knows that Gallant is hiding secrets, and she is determined to uncover them. When she crosses a ruined wall at just the right moment, Olivia finds herself in a place that is Gallant—but not. The manor is crumbling, the ghouls are solid, and a mysterious figure rules over all. Now Olivia sees what has unraveled generations of her family, and where her father may have come from.

Olivia has always wanted to belong somewhere, but will she take her place as a Prior, protecting our world against the Master of the House? Or will she take her place beside him?

New York Times bestselling author Victoria Schwab crafts a vivid and lush novel that grapples with the demons that are often locked behind closed doors. An eerie, standalone saga about life, death, and the young woman beckoned by both. Readers of Neil Gaiman, Holly Black, Melissa Albert, and Garth Nix will quickly lose themselves in this novel with crossover appeal for all ages.”

Publication Date: March 1st, 2022

Pre-order Links: Bookshop::TBD::B&N::Amazon

Why I’m Excited

I mean, have you read the synopsis? It sounds incredible! Add in the facts that it’s written by Victoria Schwab and the cover is gorgeous and you know I’m all in. I can’t wait to read this one!


What is a book you can’t wait to get your hands on? Did you do your own Can’t Wait Wednesday post? Let me know in the comments!

And, as always, happy reading!

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