Can’t Wait Wednesday is a feature hosted by Wishful Endings, where we get the opportunity to talk about upcoming books we’re excited for. It’s inspired by Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Breaking the Spine.
The Girl and the Stars (Book of the Ice, #1)
by Mark Lawrence
Published on April 30, 2020
Also by this author: Red Sister (Book of the Ancestor, #1)
The Girl and the Stars is the first book in a trilogy set on Abeth, the world introduced in
The Book of the Ancestor.
The main character is a young woman belonging to one of the ice tribes.
Why I’m Waiting: Okay, for some reason, the book info isn’t uploading correctly. Here’s the official summary from Goodreads: “In the ice, east of the Black Rock, there is a hole into which broken children are thrown.
On Abeth the vastness of the ice holds no room for individuals. Survival together is barely possible. No one survives alone.
To resist the cold, to endure the months of night when even the air itself begins to freeze, requires a special breed. Variation is dangerous, difference is fatal. And Yaz is not the same.
Yaz is torn from the only life she’s ever known, away from her family, from the boy she thought she would spend her days with, and has to carve out a new path for herself in a world whose existence she never suspected. A world full of difference and mystery and danger.
Yaz learns that Abeth is older and stranger than she had ever imagined. She learns that her weaknesses are another kind of strength. And she learns to challenge the cruel arithmetic of survival that has always governed her people.
Only when it’s darkest you can see the stars.”
Sounds like a winner to me.
What book are you waiting for?