I Can't Wait For... Arsenic and Adobo, We Could Be Heroes, and House of Hollow

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.
The first book in a new culinary cozy series full of sharp humor and delectable dishes—one that might just be killer....

When Lila Macapagal moves back home to recover from a horrible breakup, her life seems to be following all the typical rom-com tropes. She's tasked with saving her Tita Rosie's failing restaurant, and she has to deal with a group of matchmaking aunties who shower her with love and judgment. But when a notoriously nasty food critic (who happens to be her ex-boyfriend) drops dead moments after a confrontation with Lila, her life quickly swerves from a Nora Ephron romp to an Agatha Christie case.

With the cops treating her like she's the one and only suspect, and the shady landlord looking to finally kick the Macapagal family out and resell the storefront, Lila's left with no choice but to conduct her own investigation. Armed with the nosy auntie network, her barista best bud, and her trusted Dachshund, Longanisa, Lila takes on this tasty, twisted case and soon finds her own neck on the chopping block…

I can't wait for Arsenic and Adobo because I've wanted to love a cozy mystery series and I think this might be the one. I like how this series is starting out with the main character having to clear her name. It has food, a dog, poison, and matchmaking aunties. It sounds like a lot of fun. 

Release Date: May 4th, 2021

An extraordinary and emotional adventure about unlikely friends and the power of choosing who you want to be.

Jamie woke up in an empty apartment with no memory and only a few clues to his identity, but with the ability to read and erase other people’s memories—a power he uses to hold up banks to buy coffee, cat food and books.

Zoe is also searching for her past, and using her abilities of speed and strength…to deliver fast food. And she’ll occasionally put on a cool suit and beat up bad guys, if she feels like it.

When the archrivals meet in a memory-loss support group, they realize the only way to reveal their hidden pasts might be through each other. As they uncover an ongoing threat, suddenly much more is at stake than their fragile friendship. With countless people at risk, Zoe and Jamie will have to recognize that sometimes being a hero starts with trusting someone else—and yourself.

I can't wait for We Could be Heroes because I love the idea of amnesiac supers becoming unlikely friends. I love watching superhero movies so why not read about them? This one just came out but I just discovered its presence in the world!

Release Date: January 26th, 2021

A dark, twisty modern fairytale where three sisters discover they are not exactly all that they seem and evil things really do go bump in the night.

Iris Hollow and her two older sisters are unquestionably strange. Ever since they disappeared on a suburban street in Scotland as children only to return a month a later with no memory of what happened to them, odd, eerie occurrences seem to follow in their wake. And they’re changing. First, their dark hair turned white. Then, their blue eyes slowly turned black. They have insatiable appetites yet never gain weight. People find them disturbingly intoxicating, unbearably beautiful, and inexplicably dangerous.

But now, ten years later, seventeen-year-old Iris Hollow is doing all she can to fit in and graduate high school on time–something her two famously glamourous globe-trotting older sisters, Grey and Vivi, never managed to do. But when Grey goes missing without a trace, leaving behind bizarre clues as to what might have happened, Iris and Vivi are left to trace her last few days. They aren’t the only ones looking for her though. As they brush against the supernatural they realize that the story they’ve been told about their past is unraveling and the world that returned them seemingly unharmed ten years ago, might just be calling them home.

I can't wait for House of Hollow because YA fairytale retellings are my jam. The mystery, sisters, and just coolness of the summary has me super excited about this one.

Release Date: April 6th, 2021

What books can't you wait for?


  1. These are all so different, but they all sound like fantastic reads! Hope you enjoy them all!

  2. The first two books are both ones I really want to read. We Could Be Heroes just sounds amazing and I love a good cozy mystery, so of course I'm up for Arsenic and Adobo. House of Hollow is new to me and it sounds really good too! A new one for the wish list! I hope you enjoy all three of these when you read them!

  3. All three of these sound so good! Adding them to my list now! Feel free to check out what I'm waiting on: http://thereadinghideaway.blogspot.com/2021/02/waiting-on-wednesday-32.html

  4. Wow! Lots of interesting books this week! Great picks!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  5. Food cozies are so fun. And I loved Here and Now and Then by Chen!

    1. Ooh, yay! Glad I got one person whose read it in the comments.


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