I Can't Wait For... Instant Karma & The Magic Fish

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally, they're books that have yet to be released. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.

In this young adult contemporary romance, a girl is suddenly gifted with the ability to cast instant karma on those around her—both good and bad.

Chronic overachiever Prudence Daniels is always quick to cast judgment on the lazy, rude, and arrogant residents of her coastal town. Her dreams of karmic justice are fulfilled when, after a night out with her friends, she wakes up with the sudden ability to cast instant karma on those around her. Pru giddily makes use of the power, punishing everyone from public vandals to karaoke hecklers, but there is one person on whom her powers consistently backfire: Quint Erickson, her slacker of a lab partner and all-around mortal enemy. Soon, Pru begins to uncover truths about Quint, her peers, and even herself that reveal how thin the line is between virtue and vanity, generosity and greed . . . love and hate.
I can't wait for Instant Karma because I love books that center around small towns and the instant karma power is something I think everyone would like to have. It also seems like the main character will be making mistakes and changing because of them. I love character growth so that's another bonus for me.

Release Date: November 3rd, 2020

Tiến loves his family and his friends…but Tiến has a secret he's been keeping from them, and it might change everything. An amazing YA graphic novel that deals with the complexity of family and how stories can bring us together.

Real life isn't a fairytale.

But Tiến still enjoys reading his favorite stories with his parents from the books he borrows from the local library. It's hard enough trying to communicate with your parents as a kid, but for Tiến, he doesn't even have the right words because his parents are struggling with their English. Is there a Vietnamese word for what he's going through?

Is there a way to tell them he's gay?

A beautifully illustrated story by Trung Le Nguyen that follows a young boy as he tries to navigate life through fairytales, an instant classic that shows us how we are all connected. The Magic Fish tackles tough subjects in a way that accessible with readers of all ages, and teaches us that no matter what—we can all have our own happy endings.
I can't wait for The Magic Fish because I love heartfelt stories like this, the art style looks fantastic based on the cover, the main character loves reading, and it centers around family.

Are you interested in any of these books? 
What books are you looking forward to being released?


  1. I love that Marissa Meyer keeps branching out and trying new genres! Instant Karma sounds really fun.

  2. Both of these sound awesome. The karma angle in Instant Karma is definitely a draw. And I really like the sound of The Magic Fish. I need more graphic novels in my life. I hope you enjoy both of these when you read them! Have a great week!


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