Can’t Wait Wednesday: 11 July 2018
Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings and spotlights upcoming releases.
A dark and gorgeously drawn standalone YA fantasy about a band of mercenary girls in search of female glory. Won in a major six-house auction!
Frey, Ovie, Juniper, and Runa are the Boneless Mercies—girls hired to kill quickly, quietly, and mercifully. But Frey is weary of the death trade and, having been raised on the heroic sagas of her people, dreams of a bigger life.
When she hears of an unstoppable monster ravaging a nearby town, Frey decides this is the Mercies’ one chance out. The fame and fortune of bringing down such a beast would ensure a new future for all the Mercies. In fact, her actions may change the story arc of women everywhere.
Full of fierce girls, bloodlust, tenuous alliances, and unapologetic quests for glory, this elegantly spun tale challenges the power of storytelling—and who gets to be the storyteller. Perfect for fans of Maggie Stiefvater, V.E. Schwab, and Heidi Heilig.
Why I Can’t Wait:
Described as a gender-reversed Beowulf, this sounds absolutely amazing. I love standalone books too which makes this even more perfect. Plus, Simon & Schuster recently sent me an ARC so luckily I’ll be able to read it early.
Release Date: 02 October 2018