Waiting on Wednesday: ‘The Starless Sea’ by Erin Morgenstern

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly series hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases we can’t wait to get our hands on.

This week’s Waiting on Wednesday pick is the eight-years-in-the-making sophomore novel from the author of The Night CircusThe Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern!

Her new tale is being described as “a timeless love story set in a secret underground world–a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea.”

We are so ready to read about another one of Morgenstern’s fantastical worlds!

The Starless Sea will hit shelves on November 5, 2019! Head below the jump to check out the official synopsis.

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘The Night Country’ by Melissa Albert

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly series hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases we can’t wait to get our hands on.

This week’s Waiting on Wednesday pick is the follow up to 2018’s The Hazel Wood: The Night Country by Melissa Albert!

Not much is known about the second book in the series, other than this excerpt released on Entertainment Weekly, but who cares. We’re just excited to be getting a sequel.

The Night Country will be released — although not soon enough — on January 7, 2020. (Seriously, how is 2020 a real year?)

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘The Devouring Gray’ by Christine Lynn Herman

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly series hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases we can’t wait to get our hands on.

This week’s Waiting on Wednesday pick is being pitched as Stranger Things meets The Raven Boys: The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman.

Part fantasy, part horror story, Herman’s debut novel is set in the small town of Four Paths, where superstitious residents live in fear of the Gray, an alternate dimension that contains a literal monster.

You can snag your very own copy of The Devouring Gray when it hits shelves on April 2, 2019.

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘Opposite of Always’ by Justin A. Reynolds

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly series hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases we can’t wait to get our hands on.

This week’s Waiting on Wednesday pick is a romance with a time travel twist: Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds.

This young adult debut follows the timey-wimey love story of Kate and Jack, whose relationship is cut tragically short when Kate dies … magically sending Jack back to the night they first met.

While we don’t really read contemporary novels, when we do, they must have a fun, intriguing twist. And what’s twistier than time travel?

Opposite of Always will hit shelves (real and proverbial) everywhere next week on March 5, 2019!

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘We Set the Dark on Fire’ by Tehlor Kay Mejia

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly series hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases we can’t wait to get our hands on.

This week’s Waiting on Wednesday pick is set in a world where female students of the prestigious Medio School for Girls are trained to either run their husband’s household or raise their children: We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia.

The first in a new duology, Mejia’s debut has been called the young adult Handmaid’s Tale, and is said to feature a forbidden lady-on-lady romance, not to mention a feminist rebellion for equality.

We Set the Dark on Fire and its amazing cover will hit shelves next week on February 26, 2019.

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘The Cerulean’ by Amy Ewing

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly series hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases we can’t wait to get our hands on.

This week’s Waiting on Wednesday pick is the first book in a new fantasy series set in a world described as a Sapphic utopia: The Cerulean by Amy Ewing!

Honestly, we were sold with just the phrase, “Sapphic utopia.”

Of course, not everything is as it seems in this amazing lesbian paradise (read: floating city), and a human sacrifice is chosen to free the city of Cerulean from its tether, allowing it to find a new planet.

The Cerulean — and its gorgeous cover — will hit shelves at the end of the month, on January 29.

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried’ by Shaun David Hutchinson

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly series hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases we can’t wait to get our hands on.

This week’s Waiting on Wednesday pick is about the bonds that last beyond death (read: friendship is magic): The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried by Shaun David Hutchinson.

Described as Six Feet Under meets Pushing Daisies (yaaaassss), Hutchinson’s novel follows a teen named Dino who is accustomed to death — mostly because his parents own a funeral home.

Despite his unique living situation, things are pretty normal for Dino … until his ex-bestie July returns from the dead. You know, totally normal teen stuff.

The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried hits shelves everywhere on February 19, 2019, and we can’t wait to get our undead hands on it.

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