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 – Half a Soul – Book 1 of the Regency Faerie Tales series by Olivia Atwater – release date – 30th June, 2022
#historical fantasy #romance #Regency era #feisty heroine
BLURB: Ever since she was cursed by a faerie, Theodora Ettings has had no sense of fear or embarrassment – a condition which makes her prone to accidental scandal. Dora hopes to be a quiet, sensible wallflower during the London Season – but when the strange, handsome and utterly uncouth Lord Sorcier discovers her condition, she is instead drawn into dangerous and peculiar faerie affairs.
If Dora’s reputation can survive both her curse and her sudden connection with the least-liked man in all of high society, then she may yet reclaim her normal place in the world. . . but the longer Dora spends with Elias Wilder, the more she begins to suspect that one may indeed fall in love, even with only half a soul.
Bridgerton meets Howl’s Moving Castle in this enchanting historical fantasy, where the only thing more meddlesome than faeries is a marriage-minded mother.
I am really in the mood for some historical escapism with a dollop of romance – I’ve just finished listening to Sense and Sensibility. So when I saw this offering, I couldn’t resist, after all it’s got the historical era and romance, plus some magic😊. Let’s hope it’s as entertaining as the blurb suggests!
It does sound good. I’ll have to check it out. Thanks for sharing!
I thought it just the ticket, right now:)).
I hope you enjoy it, Sarah! It wasn’t completely my cup of tea, but I know lots of readers love it.
Thank you, Tammy:) I hope so, too… I could do with an entertaining historical magic romance in my life!
I don’t think I’ve read historical fantasy before so I will look into reading this one! Thanks for sharing.
You’re welcome, Jodie:)). It’s a thriving and very enjoyable genre with a healthy amount of variety, some including romance and others not so much…
historical escapism with a dollop of romance, I just love that. I might have to start using that phrase too 😅
Lol… feel free to do so as every opportunity:)). I’m all about giving myself a break from the current state of the world right now!
I LOVED this book! It’s such a fun read! Hope you enjoy it! 🙂
This sounds amazing and definitely a unique combination!
Thank you, Katherine. I do enjoy historical fantasy adventures, which are now a very established sub-genre with lots of variation.
I loved this! I really should get to the sequels soon too, it’s so much fun! Have you read Stariel byAJ Lancaster too?
I’m so very glad you enjoyed it so much, as I haven’t yet managed to tuck in:)). And yes!! I LOVED the Stariel series and have been in mourning ever since I completed the last book…