Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted over at Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about but haven’t yet read. Most of the time they’re books that have yet to be released, but not always. It’s based on the Waiting on Wednesday meme, which was originally hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.
I cannot BELIEVE it’s taken me so long to learn about this meme, because obsessing over to-be-released books is what I DO (I have a colour-coded book release calendar that stretches to December 2022, I am not kidding)! So having a nice neat reason to shriek about a book I’m excited about each week? ALL THE YES!
(And it will be so much easier on my hands than assembling 30-book lists in one post.)
So for my first-ever Can’t-Wait Wednesday, may I present to you…Saint Death's Daughter by C.S.E. Cooney
Published on: 12th April 2022
Fun, froofy and glorious: a coming-of-age story in a new trilogy from World Fantasy Award-winning author C.S.E Cooney
Life gets complicated when Death gets involved.
To be born into a family of royal assassins pretty much guarantees that your life is going to be... rather unusual. Especially if, like Miscellaneous "Lanie" Stones, you also have a vicious allergy to all forms of violence and bloodshed, and an uncanny affinity for bringing the dead back to life.
To make matters worse, family debt looms – a debt that will have to be paid sooner rather than later if Lanie and her sister are to retain ownership of the ancestral seat, Stones Manor. Lanie finds herself courted and threatened by powerful parties who would love to use her worryingly intimate relationship with the goddess of death for their own nefarious ends. But the goddess has other plans...
I fell in love with Cooney’s writing back when I read her first short-story collection, Bone Swans. It’s just – she’s just – she writes like every word is a jewel. I don’t know how else to put it. Her writing is pure magic. I reread her novella Desdemona and the Deep last month and got drunk off her prose. I will read absolutely anything she decides to write.
So it goes without saying that I lost my mind more than a little bit when I found out her next work is going to be 600+ pages and the start of a trilogy. That much Cooney might actually kill me, but I am entirely okay with that.
Saint Death’s Daughter absolutely goes in the preorder immediately category, which you can do from Amazon or from the publisher here!