Can’t-Wait Wednesday – 7th April, 2021 #Brainfluffbookblog #CWC #WOW

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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 – The Midnight Bargain by C.L. Polk – release date 15th April, 2021

#historical fantasy #romance

BLURB: Beatrice Clayborn is a sorceress who practices magic in secret, terrified of the day she will be locked into a marital collar to cut off her powers. She dreams of becoming a full-fledged mage, but her family are in severe debt, and only her marriage can save them.

Beatrice finds a grimoire with the key to becoming a mage, but a rival sorceress swindles the book right out of her hands. Beatrice summons a spirit to help, but her new ally exacts a price: Beatrice’s first kiss . . . with the sorceress’s brother: the handsome, compassionate, and fabulously wealthy Ianthe Lavan.

I recently read Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal and was looking around for something else similar. And when I came across this Netgalley arc, I was delighted to be approved for it. I love that cover for starters – and when I read the blurb, I was sold. I’m aware that it’s already been released in the States, but am looking forward to tucking into it. Has anyone else read this one?

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  1. I’ve heard really good things about this. I actually have a NetGalley ARC too but haven’t read it yet, oops. I’ll look forward to your review!

    • I’ve been scrambling to catch up with my Netgalley arcs, as I fell behind a bit during March, so I know the feeling! But yes, I’m looking forward to getting to this one:)).

  2. Midnight Bargain has long been on my wish list. I love that cover too. I hope you love it when you read it, Sarah!

    • Oh yes – it’s grim. And I was a tad wrong-footed, because I was expecting something a bit lighter. But it is thought provoking and a lot of folks whose opinion I respect absolutely loved it.

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