I Can't Wait for... The Devil Makes Three, For the Wolf, and Slewfoot

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.

Tess Matheson only wants three things: time to practice her cello, for her sister to be happy, and for everyone else to leave her alone.

Instead, Tess finds herself working all summer at her boarding school library, shelving books and dealing with the intolerable patrons. The worst of them is Eliot Birch: snide, privileged, and constantly requesting forbidden grimoires. After a bargain with Eliot leads to the discovery of an ancient book in the library's grimoire collection, the pair accidentally unleash a book-bound demon.

The demon will stop at nothing to stay free, manipulating ink to threaten those Tess loves and dismantling Eliot’s strange magic. Tess is plagued by terrible dreams of the devil and haunting memories of a boy who wears Eliot's face. All she knows is to stay free, the demon needs her... and he'll have her, dead or alive.

The Devil Makes Three - This cover and title grabbed me right away. One thing YA definitely does right is its covers. There's a demon in this book so as someone who grew up with Supernatural that's an instant want to read. It's a very different book to what I would expect for a YA so I'm curious how it is handled for younger audiences. It actually would have been great if this was adult but maybe it's perfect the way it is.

The first daughter is for the Throne.
The second daughter is for the Wolf.

As the only Second Daughter born in centuries, Red has one purpose-to be sacrificed to the Wolf in the Wood in the hope he'll return the world's captured gods.

Red is almost relieved to go. Plagued by a dangerous power she can't control, at least she knows that in the Wilderwood, she can't hurt those she loves. Again.

But the legends lie. The Wolf is a man, not a monster. Her magic is a calling, not a curse. And if she doesn't learn how to use it, the monsters the gods have become will swallow the Wilderwood-and her world-whole.
For the Wolf - I always love a good retelling and one of if not my favorite fairy tale is Little Red Riding Hood. I love how Red is going to take control of the power others want to destroy. I'm excited to read a Little Red Riding Hood retelling because for some reason I haven't yet.

A spirited young Englishwoman, Abitha, arrives at a Puritan colony betrothed to a stranger – only to become quickly widowed when her husband dies under mysterious circumstances. All alone in this pious and patriarchal society, Abitha fights for what little freedom she can grasp onto, while trying to stay true to herself and her past.

Enter Slewfoot, a powerful spirit of antiquity newly woken… and trying to find his own role in the world. Healer or destroyer? Protector or predator? But as the shadows walk and villagers start dying, a new rumor is whispered: Witch.

Both Abitha and Slewfoot must swiftly decide who they are, and what they must do to survive in a world intent on hanging any who meddle in the dark arts.

Slewfoot - Brom seems to have some messed up dark books. I want to read Slewfoot because I've heard so many good things about this author, look at that cover, and it's about a witch.

What books can't you wait for?

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  1. I still need to read a book by Brom but I want - one day, it will finally happen! LOL I have an ARC of And The Devil Makes Three. It does sound wonderful.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Same with Brom haha (:
      Ooh! I will for sure look out for your review.

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