Can’t Wait Wednesday : Book of Night by Holly Black


“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme that was originally created by Breaking the Spine.  Unfortunately Breaking the Spine are no longer hosting so I’m now linking my posts up to Wishful Endings Can’t Wait Wednesday. Don’t forget to stop over, link up and check out what books everyone else is waiting for.  If you want to take part, basically, every Wednesday, we highlight a book that we’re really looking forward to.  This week my book is: Book of Night by Holly Black.  I’m always excited when I hear that Holly Black has a new release in the pipeline and this one has me bouncing up and down.  Here’s the description:

bookofnight#1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black makes her stunning adult debut with Book of Night, a modern dark fantasy of shadowy thieves and secret societies in the vein of Ninth House and The Night Circus

In Charlie Hall’s world, shadows can be altered, for entertainment and cosmetic preferences—but also to increase power and influence. You can alter someone’s feelings—and memories—but manipulating shadows has a cost, with the potential to take hours or days from your life. Your shadow holds all the parts of you that you want to keep hidden—a second self, standing just to your left, walking behind you into lit rooms. And sometimes, it has a life of its own.

Charlie is a low-level con artist, working as a bartender while trying to distance herself from the powerful and dangerous underground world of shadow trading. She gets by doing odd jobs for her patrons and the naive new money in her town at the edge of the Berkshires. But when a terrible figure from her past returns, Charlie’s present life is thrown into chaos, and her future seems at best, unclear—and at worst, non-existent. Determined to survive, Charlie throws herself into a maelstrom of secrets and murder, setting her against a cast of doppelgangers, mercurial billionaires, shadow thieves, and her own sister—all desperate to control the magic of the shadows.

With sharp angles and prose, and a sinister bent, Holly Black is a master of shadow and story stitching. Remember while you read, light isn’t playing tricks in Book of Night, the people are.

Expected publication : May 2022


10 Responses to “Can’t Wait Wednesday : Book of Night by Holly Black”

  1. Tammy

    Super excited for this as well. And it’s been far too long since I’ve read a Holly Black book😁

  2. Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies

    Can’t wait!! I preordered basically the first second I possibly could. 🙂

  3. aquavenatus

    I’ve been reading Holly Black’s books since her debut and I’m so excited for her adult debut. I believe many of her now older readers feel the same way.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, of course, that makes complete sense, so many readers have been reading Black for a good while after all.
      Lynn 😀

  4. WordsAndPeace

    I still haven’t read anything by her. Secret societies? Sounds good!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’ve read a few of her books already so really looking forward to picking up her first foray into adult books.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I’m impatiently waiting to read this one too 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, I can’t wait to see how she handles the change.
      Lynn 😀

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