Can’t Wait Wednesday: The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings and spotlights upcoming releases.


Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a strange book hidden in the library stacks. As he turns the pages, entranced by tales of lovelorn prisoners, key collectors, and nameless acolytes, he reads something strange: a story from his own childhood. Bewildered by this inexplicable book and desperate to make sense of how his own life came to be recorded, Zachary uncovers a series of clues — a bee, a key, and a sword — that lead him to a masquerade party in New York, to a secret club, and through a doorway to a subterranean library, hidden far below the surface of the earth.

What Zachary finds in this curious place is more than just a buried home for books and their guardians — it is a place of lost cities and seas, lovers who pass notes under doors and across time, and of stories whispered by the dead. Zachary learns of those who have sacrificed much to protect this realm, relinquishing their sight and their tongues to preserve this archive, and also those who are intent on its destruction. Together with Mirabel, a fierce, pink-haired protector of the place, and Dorian, a handsome barefoot man with shifting alliances, Zachary travels the twisting tunnels, darkened stairwells, crowded ballrooms, and sweetly soaked shores of this magical world, discovering his purpose — in both the mysterious book and in his own life.


Why I Can’t Wait:

I’m sure fans of The Night Circus are all eagerly awaiting this book. I would have bought it just because of the author but the description hooked me with the mention of a secret underground world and a mysterious book. I’ve pre-ordered the signed Waterstones exclusive which unfortunately looks sold out at the moment.

Release Date: 05 November 2019

(Goodreads | Amazon UK | Book Depository | Waterstones

1 Comment

  1. coffeestarsbooks

    May 29, 2019 at 5:58 PM

    I had heard about this a while ago, but for some reason I totally forgot it existed until now 😀

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