At least my dark soul and shattered heart has been good for something. PHEEEEEEEEEEEEEW– all the dark magic, meddling Gods, prophesy tropes that rock, that author that spun it on its <quite literal> head, vampires, sucumbi, the occult, immoral creepy geniuses, (winkity, wink Kaz) brutal worlds where the only thing darker than the magic is the humor… I LOVE YOU ALL…! AND THANK THE SEVEN IT ISN’T STOPPING THIS YEAR… With that I think it is only fitting this week’s Can’t Wait Wednesday is a debut…
This meme is 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. If you’re continuing with WOW, feel free to link those up as well! Find out more here.
The goodreads link is above and at the ABSOLUTE LEAST ADD IT NOW. But seriously. JUST PRE-ORDER IT (Links Below.)
Don’t even fight it. It isn’t even worth the fight.
Release Date: July 21, 2020
HEAD’S UP TO ACE: I am REALLY NOT a cover person but if you don’t want me to beg for a hard copy of an ARC… Don’t create such dark perfection.
The Year of the Witching Synopsis:
A young woman living in a rigid, puritanical society discovers dark powers within herself, with terrifying and far-reaching consequences, in this stunning, feminist fantasy debut.
In the lands of Bethel, where the Prophet’s word is law, Immanuelle Moore’s very existence is blasphemy. Her mother’s union with an outsider of a different race cast her once-proud family into disgrace, so Immanuelle does her best to worship the Father, follow Holy Protocol, and lead a life of submission, devotion, and absolute conformity, like all the other women in the settlement.
But a mishap lures her into the forbidden Darkwood surrounding Bethel, where the first prophet once chased and killed four powerful witches. Their spirits are still lurking there, and they bestow a gift on Immanuelle: the journal of her dead mother, who Immanuelle is shocked to learn once sought sanctuary in the wood.
Fascinated by the secrets in the diary, Immanuelle finds herself struggling to understand how her mother could have consorted with the witches. But when she begins to learn grim truths about the Church and its history, she realizes the true threat to Bethel is its own darkness. And she starts to understand that if Bethel is to change, it must begin with her.