I Can't Wait For... Star Daughter & Eva Evergreen: Semi-Magical Witch

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.

This gorgeously imagined YA debut blends shades of Neil Gaiman's Stardust and a breathtaking landscape of Hindu mythology into a radiant contemporary fantasy.

The daughter of a star and a mortal, Sheetal is used to keeping secrets. Pretending to be "normal." But when an accidental flare of her starfire puts her human father in the hospital, Sheetal needs a full star's help to heal him. A star like her mother, who returned to the sky long ago.

Sheetal's quest to save her father will take her to a celestial court of shining wonders and dark shadows, where she must take the stage as her family's champion in a competition to decide the next ruling house of the heavens--and win, or risk never returning to Earth at all.
I can't wait for Star Daughter because of the Stardust similarities. I love the movie and why there hasn't been another book about a girl who's a star, I do not know. It's one of the best concepts ever and I want it.

Release Date: August 11th, 2020

Sometimes all you need is a pinch of magic...

Eva Evergreen is determined to earn the rank of Novice Witch before she turns thirteen years old. If she doesn't, she'll lose her magic forever. For most young witches and wizards, it's a simple enough test:

ONE: Help your town, do good all around.TWO: Live there for one moon, don't leave too soon.THREE: Fly home by broomstick, the easiest of tricks.

The only problem? Eva only has a pinch of magic. She summons heads of cabbage instead of flowers and gets a sunburn instead of calling down rain. And to add insult to injury, whenever she overuses her magic, she falls asleep.

When she lands on the tranquil coastal town of Auteri, the residents expect a powerful witch, not a semi-magical girl. So Eva comes up with a plan: set up a magical repair shop to aid Auteri and prove she's worthy. She may have more blood than magic, but her "semi-magical fixes" repair the lives of the townspeople in ways they never could have imagined. Only, Eva's bit of magic may not be enough when the biggest magical storm in history threatens the town she's grown to love. Eva must conjure up all of the magic, bravery, and cleverness she can muster or Auteri and her dreams of becoming a witch will wash away with the storm.

Eva Evergreen: Semi-Magical Witch looks and sounds like a Miyazaki movie. I just read Kiki's Delivery Service for the first time and the similarities are uncanny. I just want some more magic in my life.

Release Date: August 4th, 2020

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


  1. I just saw Eva Evergreen on another blog - it sounds adorable!

  2. Oooh! I love the look of Star Daughter! Great picks!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  3. I'd love to get my hands on both of these. Thanks for sharing them!


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