Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme that highlights books soon to be released, the ones we’re excited about but haven’t read yet. It’s hosted by Wishful Endings, and was formerly hosted by Breaking the Spine. Y’all can check out all of this week’s Can’t-Wait Wednesday posts here.
Title: A Spoonful of Madness
Author: Katherine H. Brown
Genre: Steampunk Cozy Mystery
Publication Date: January 1, 2023
Publisher: Katherine Brown Books
Anna-Marie and Ambrose are in more hot water than a kettle of tea for this anticipated sequel!
What do you do when you steal a book from the queen and have it stolen from you?
Grovel. At least, that is Ambrose’s solution.
Anna-Marie doubts it will work but when the Queen Victoria agrees to give them a chance to get Moonstone’s Promise back, she knows they have to succeed or die trying.
When she faces betrayal once more, Anna-Marie makes the best of her sudden kidnapping by planning how to retrieve the book when she is turned over to Jack of All Traders, the man she has been searching for, the friend she lost when his ambition drove out his compassion.
Unfortunately, London is in chaos. The Moonstone’s Promise unleashed more of a curse than anything, the Lychan curse turning men into little better than snarling, drooling beasts.
Can Anna-Marie turn the chaos to her advantage? Will she find and destroy the book before it’s formula destroys the city and the man she loves? Or will she be too late? Will she have to watch London burn while her heart breaks?
If y’all have been reading along, you know Katherine H. Brown’s first steampunk cozy mystery, A Spoonful of Gunpowder (affiliate link), made my favorite books of 2022 list. (See my full review here.) So it shouldn’t surprise you that my reaction is like this:
And what’s really fun? Since it just released, it’s ALREADY ON MY KINDLE! The only thing I’m waiting on is myself, to get to reading it! WOO HOO!!!!!
What do you think? Would you read this one? If not, what are you waiting for? Leave a comment!