Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Drowned Country by Emily Tesh, The Dark Tide by Alicia Jasinska, & Driftwood by Marie Brennan

Can't-Wait is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings that spotlights exciting upcoming releases that we can't wait to be released! This meme is based off of Jill @ Breaking the Spine's Waiting on Wednesday meme.

This week's upcoming book spotlights are: 

Drowned Country (The Greenhollow Duology, #2)
Drowned Country by Emily Tesh
Publication: August 18th, 2020
Paperback. 176 pages.

"Drowned Country is the the stunning sequel to Silver in the Wood, Emily Tesh's lush, folkloric debut. This second volume of the Greenhollow duology once again invites readers to lose themselves in the story of Henry and Tobias, and the magic of a myth they’ve always known. 

Even the Wild Man of Greenhollow can’t ignore a summons from his mother, when that mother is the indomitable Adela Silver, practical folklorist. Henry Silver does not relish what he’ll find in the grimy seaside town of Rothport, where once the ancient wood extended before it was drowned beneath the sea―a missing girl, a monster on the loose, or, worst of all, Tobias Finch, who loves him."
I just (finally) read Silver in the Wood a couple weeks ago, and although I didn't love it as much as I'd hoped, I'm still really intrigued to see where Tesh is going to take this next novella.

The Dark Tide (The Dark Tide, #1)
The Dark Tide by Alicia Jasinska
Publication: August 4th, 2020
Sourcebooks Fire
Hardcover. 336 pages.

"Every year on St. Walpurga's Eve, Caldella's Witch Queen lures a boy back to her palace. An innocent life to be sacrificed on the full moon to keep the island city from sinking. 

Lina Kirk is convinced her brother is going to be taken this year. To save him, she enlists the help of Thomas Lin, the boy she secretly loves, and the only person to ever escape from the palace. But they draw the queen's attention, and Thomas is chosen as the sacrifice. 

Queen Eva watched her sister die to save the boy she loved. Now as queen, she won't make the same mistake. She's willing to sacrifice anyone if it means saving herself and her city. 

When Lina offers herself to the queen in exchange for Thomas's freedom, the two girls await the full moon together. But Lina is not at all what Eva expected, and the queen is nothing like Lina envisioned. Against their will, they find themselves falling for each other. As water floods Caldella's streets and the dark tide demands its sacrifice, they must choose who to save: themselves, each other, or the island city relying on them both."
I love the cover for The Dark Tide! This premise sounds like it could be a bit cliche'd in general, but it sounds like it has enough sort of twists to make it something more unique and I'm excited to see what it's all about.

Driftwood by Marie Brennan
Publication: August 14th, 2020
Tachyon Publications
Paperback. 240 pages.
Pre-order: Amazon | Book Depository | IndieBound

"Who is Last? 

Fame is rare in Driftwood- it’s hard to get famous if you don’t stick around long enough for people to know you. But many know the guide, Last, a one-blooded survivor who has seen his world end many lifetimes ago. For Driftwood is a strange place of slow apocalypses, where continents eventually crumble into mere neighborhoods, pulled inexorably towards the center in the Crush. Cultures clash, countries fall, and everything eventually disintegrates. 

Within the Shreds, a rumor goes around that Last has died. Drifters come together to commemorate him. But who really was Last? 

About Driftwood 
Driftwood is the invention of bestselling author Marie Brennan. Mirroring the world that many people are currently living in, the Driftwood stories chronicle the struggles of survivors and outcasts to keep their worlds alive until everything changes, diminishes, and is destroyed. Driftwood is the first full-length novel in this world."
I honestly don't even know what to expect from this, but reviews are strong and I think the premise sounds really compelling!

What do you think about these upcoming releases? What are your anticipated upcoming releases?


  1. I enjoyed Silver in the Wood but I had some issues with it. But I'm still curious about Drowned Country😁

  2. Those covers are gorgeous! I want to read Drowned Country just from the look of it :D

  3. Driftwood sounds so good! I've read a couple of Marie Brennan's earlier books and loved them so I'm excited to check this one out. :)

  4. I didn't realize Drowned Country was a sequel. I was interested in it but I guess I better read the first one first huh? I have read a few things by Brennan and am excited to check out Driftwood.

  5. The Dark Tide sounds like it could have potential!

  6. These covers are all just amazing! Drowned Country though and the Wild Man are calling my name, I think!

  7. I have THE DARK TIDE on my tbr! Happy reading! :)
    My CWW!