Happy Wednesday everyone! I’m very happy that the heat wave here in NYC has subsided and am looking forward to the start of fall. I have a lot of cool fantasy reads to look forward to so it is putting me into a Halloween/witchy kind of mood.
It’s been some time since my last Can’t Wait Wednesday and this book is one I’m really excited about. For those of you who haven’t participated before, Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings. Each week bloggers will post about upcoming books that we are looking forward to reading soon.
Nineteen-year-old Sara has a dark secret. Something she doesn’t understand herself. Ripped from life as she knows it, facing unimaginable losses, Sara finds refuge in Ware Woods—a lush forest protected by witches, shapeshifters . . . and thorny secrets. Here she discovers true magic, friends, foes, and an electric connect with Thomas—a wickedly charming and equally headstrong witch from a kinetically gifted and dangerous family.
But Sara is an outsider who has brought darkness and a deadly prophecy to the forest. To prove she belongs in Ware Woods, Sara is tested and pushed to master new magics, all while concealing the power that makes her undeniably different.
When a dark witch closes in on her and an insidious blight threatens the forest, Sara is forced to release her full power—and either save them all or destroy everything.
Serpent & Dove meets A Discovery of Witches in this debut paranormal contemporary fantasy, the first in a series with fast-paced wonder, powerful magic, fierce characters, and a world so fresh you can smell the pine trees (Goodreads, 2021).
Comments: I can’t express how excited I am for this book to be released. I first stumbled on this book via bookstagram and I have to say that not only is the author, Sonja Blanco, a lovely person, but it sounds like she has a treat in store for us in terms of the world she has created in Ware Woods. Witches and shapeshifters and a potentially forbidden love? What more can a girl ask for? Witch of Ware Woods will be released in October and I hope you will all check it out.