Can’t-Wait Wednesday – 25th April, 2018


40276268 – vintage old pocket watch and book

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week’s Can’t-Wait offering – Crimson Ash by Haley Sulich

#YA #adventure #science fiction #dystopian

You may live as a soldier or face death. Choose wisely.

Solanine Lucille wants her little sister back. Eight years ago, the government kidnapped her sister Ember, stole her memories, and transformed her into a soldier. But Solanine refuses to give up. Now that she and her fiancé have located the leader of a rebel group, she believes she can finally bring Ember home.

This is the first part of a very chatty blurb that seemed to be blurting far too many plotpoints, so I would avoid it if I were you. I picked this one up because I liked the sound of a sister going the extra mile to rescue her younger sibling – and it’s been a while since I had some YA sci fi dystopia in my life. I hope it’s an enjoyable read.

20 responses »

    • Yes, it’s been a while since I have had some dystopian goodness in my life:). As for blurbs – I’ve spent YEARS wrestling with the blasted things – so I’ve no compunction in shortening other people’s efforts…

    • If you are seriously considering reading the book – do let it remain a suprise! I read two more plotpoints I REALLY didn’t want to know before breaking off…

    • Oh, I’m glad I’m not the only one who finds this trend REALLY annoying! Which is why I regularly shorten them so as not to spoil the reading experience.

  1. Hmmmm….I checked this one out on Goodreads, and you are SO right about the “chatty” blurb! Lol. they DEFINITELY gave TOO much away! But this book is not for me, after all. One of its reviewers wrote, “It is a fun but dark read.” ???? How can a book be BOTH fun AND a dark read?! Talk about oxymorons! Lol. I don’t much like “dark reads”. Some people do like them, and I suppose the darkness is a matter of how much a given reader can take of it. So maybe this could be “fun” for such a reader. Me, I can’t take much darkness!! I do hope you enjoy it, though!! HUGS!! ❤ 🙂

    • Thank you for your comment, Maria. No – I don’t think this one is for you, either… and I’m HOPING it isn’t too dark – as I have a limited tolerance for anything really bleak or too violent. As for the blurting blurbs, I’ll be very glad when the fashion for these finally goes away!

  2. GAH, YES. I just found a similar blurb on a book I just finished. Why did they liken the book to stories that TOTALLY give away the plot twists? Foolishness, honestly…

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