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 Luminaries by Susan Dennard – release date – 26th January, 2023
#YA #magic adventure #feisty heroine
BLURB: Hemlock Falls isn’t like other towns. You won’t find it on a map, your phone won’t work here, and the forest outside town might just kill you…
Winnie Wednesday wants nothing more than to join the Luminaries, the ancient order that protects Winnie’s town―and the rest of humanity―from the monsters and nightmares that rise in the forest of Hemlock Falls every night. Ever since her father was exposed as a witch and a traitor, Winnie and her family have been shunned. But on her sixteenth birthday, she can take the deadly Luminary hunter trials and prove herself true and loyal―and restore her family’s good name. Or die trying.
But in order to survive, Winnie must enlist the help of the one person who can help her train: Jay Friday, resident bad boy and Winnie’s ex-best friend. While Jay might be the most promising new hunter in Hemlock Falls, he also seems to know more about the nightmares of the forest than he should. Together, he and Winnie will discover a danger lurking in the forest no one in Hemlock Falls is prepared for. Not all monsters can be slain, and not all nightmares are confined to the dark.
I thoroughly enjoyed Truthwitch and Windwitch, so when I saw this one on Tammy’s blog, I immediately nicked across to Netgalley to see if it was available – and was delighted when I was approved for an arc. It sounds as if there’s a slight Hunger Games vibe going on, which I’m happy about if it’s being handled by an experienced author like Dennard.
Sounds good! I wish the poetry community had it all together like the fiction genres do (you getting the ARC, etc.). By the way, guess who has Covid now? (Yes, me and my husband–er, my husband and I). Hope you are feeling better and better all the time.
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Yes the Hunger Games vibes is there (together with a few touches of Harry Potter, maybe…) but the combination might work well with a skilled writer. Looking forward to your review!
Thank you, Maddalena:). I’m looking forward to getting around to it – though right now I’m horribly behind with my reviews!
I hope you enjoy it! And I think this cover is better than the U.S. cover😁
Thank you, Tammy:). Yes – I got quite a shock when I saw the US cover as I thought it far less attractive.
I liked Truthwitch too, so I’m very interested in checking out this one. I hope you enjoy it!
Robin reviewed this earlier this month and liked it pretty well.
I hope you’ll enjoy! Planning on picking this one up too very soon 🙂
Let’s hope we both enjoy it, Mogsy:)).
Love this cover and I’ve heard good things about the author!
Thank you, Katherine:).