I Can't Wait For... Goddess of Filth, Once Upon a Quinceañera, and Bone Crier's Dawn


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.


“Five of us sat in a circle doing our best to emulate the girls in The Craft, hoping to unleash some power to take us all away from our home to the place of our dreams. But we weren’t witches. We were five Chicanas living in San Antonio, Texas, one year out of high school.”

One hot summer night, best friends Lourdes, Fernanda, Ana, Perla, and Pauline hold a séance. It’s all fun and games at first, but their tipsy laughter turns to terror when the flames burn straight through their prayer candles and Fernanda starts crawling toward her friends and chanting in Nahuatl, the language of their Aztec ancestors.

Over the next few weeks, shy, modest Fernanda starts acting strangely—smearing herself in black makeup, shredding her hands on rose thorns, sucking sin out of the mouths of the guilty. The local priest is convinced it's a demon, but Lourdes begins to suspect it’s something else—something far more ancient and powerful.

As Father Moreno's obsession with Fernanda grows, Lourdes enlists the help of her “bruja Craft crew” and a professor, Dr. Camacho, to understand what is happening to her friend in this unholy tale of possession-gone-right.
I can't wait for Goddess of Filth because it sounds so freaky. I want to get into horror and this is the only one coming out by a Latino author that I could find. I'm a little worried but as long as there is no gore I think this will be an experience for sure.

Release Date: March 30th, 2021

Jenny Han meets "Jane the Virgin" in this flashy and fun Own Voices romcom from debut author Monica Gomez-Hira.

Carmen Aguilar just wants to make her happily ever after come true. Except apparently “happily ever after” for Carmen involves being stuck in an unpaid summer internship! All she has to do is perform! In a ball gown! During the summer. In Miami.

Fine. Except that Carmen’s company is hired for her spoiled cousin Ariana’s over the top quinceañera.

And of course, her new dance partner at work is none other than Mauro Reyes, Carmen’s most deeply regrettable ex.

If Carmen is going to move into the future she wants, she needs to leave the past behind. And if she can manage dancing in the blistering heat, fending off Mauro’s texts, and stopping Ariana from ruining her own quinceañera Carmen might just get that happily ever after after all.

I can't wait for Once Upon a Quinceañera because a book set in Miami centered around a quinceañera sounds perfect. As someone who lives in Florida, I know it'll feel like home. This is the YA release I am most anticipating this year.


Love is a matter of life and death.

Bone Criers have been ferrying the dead into the afterlife for centuries, a dangerous duty only possible with the powers they gain from sacrificing their amourés the men destined to love them and die. But Bone Criers Ailesse and Sabine—along with Ailesse’s love, Bastien—are working to chart their own course and rewrite the rules of the afterlife. If they don’t break the soul between Ailesse and her amouré, she could die—just as Bastien’s father did.

Sabine struggles to maintain her authority as matrone of her famille—the role always destined for her sister—even as she fights to control the violent jackal power within her.

Bastien is faced with a new dilemma as the spirits of the Underworld threaten the souls of his friends—and his father.

Ailesse attempts to resist her mother’s siren song as she’s drawn into her own version of the Underworld. How will she save her friends once she’s cut off from their world?
I can't wait for Bone Crier's Dawn because after randomly deciding to pick up the first book's audiobook I need to know what happens next. Bone Crier's Moon is a fun YA with a cool concept. I liked the twists, saw one coming while the other I should have seen coming. I just really want to know what happens next especially with that ending scene.

What books are you excited to read in 2021?

Comments

  1. Goddess of Filth does sound good. I like stories involving witchcraft. I admit I am not a huge fan of horror either, although occasionally I find a book that interests me enough to give it a try. The other two sound good too. I hope you enjoy all three of these!

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    1. Goddess of Filth sounds like some creepy horror movie I would watch with my brothers so that's why I am interested. Magic/witchcraft helps too. I'm trying to give horror a chance this year. I'm curious what horror books you've given a try. Thank you, I hope I enjoy all three too!

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