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.
It’s been a hot minute since I’ve posted a Can’t-Wait Wednesday! But y’all, I am SO EXCITED about this week’s book. I don’t know that I’ve been this excited about an upcoming release since the last new release in Ellery Adams’ Secret, Book and Scone Society series.
PLEASE NOTE: this is not the actual cover. I didn’t find the actual cover revealed anywhere yet, not even on the author’s website. So I made up a little something to stand in!
This week’s selection:
Title: Boy of Chaotic Making
Series: Whimbrel House #3
Author: Charlie N. Holmberg
Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fantasy
Publication Date: February 13, 2024
A boy like no other embarks on a transformative journey of magic and self-discovery in the next enchanting Whimbrel House novel by Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Charlie N. Holmberg.
Merritt Fernsby’s life has changed considerably since he inherited Whimbrel House. He’s engaged to Hulda Larkin, who opened his eyes to the uncanny. And he’s grown quite protective of his uncle Owein—several generations, and iterations, removed. Owein is presently inhabiting the body of a mixed-breed terrier when Merritt receives a missive from none other than Alexandrina Victoria, the Queen of England: I am interested in your dog.
It’s the queen’s duty to the peerage to keep British wizardry empowered. Her offer: England will find a human vessel for Owein, marry him into the royal family, and add this remarkable soul-shifter to its lineage. For Owein, a boy trapped in the body of a pup, it’s a dream come true. How can Merritt refuse? However, once they are in London and in consortium with a necromancer, the situation doesn’t feel right, both with their hosts and the house they inhabit. Owein is having nightmares. And Hulda’s premonitions warn of danger in Merritt’s future. Clearly, someone doesn’t want them in town.
But after two hundred years of being cursed to drift, Owein is determined to chart his own destiny. He’s ready to defy whatever chaos is coming. After all, Owein is the master of chaos, and with Merritt and Hulda’s love and magical support, he can overcome anything.
Y’all. I burned through the first two books in the series, Keeper of Enchanted Rooms and Heir of Uncertain Magic, in forty-eight hours. They were that good. An enchanted house. A wizard who doesn’t know he’s a wizard. Good versus evil. Romance of the best kind. Family tension. Secrets discovered. SO. FREAKING. GOOD.
Given how much I enjoyed the first two, this is how I feel about the upcoming third in the series!
I’m so excited! It will be awesome! But February feels sooooooooo faaaaaaaaar awaaaaaaaay.
Sigh. But wait I must, and wait I shall. (Not like I have a choice.) Come on, February!
What books are you anxiously awaiting? Leave a comment!