Can’t Wait Wednesday – BOOK OF NIGHT by Holly Black
“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about. It is a meme that I have loved participating in since I first started blogging, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.
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My selection for this week is BOOK OF NIGHT by Holly Black. Black’s The Folk of the Air series is one of my favorite YA fantasy series, so I’m beyond excited to see what Black does with Book of Night, her adult debut. It sounds amazing!
BOOK OF NIGHT by Holly Black
Publication Date: May 3, 2022 by Tor Books
#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.
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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂
“in the vein of ninth House” And her adult debut. I’ve been wanting to read both Ninth House and her fae series too so now I’m really interested in this! Shadow manipulation… this sounds FABULOUS.
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I am very excited for this!
This is going to be popular today! I’m very excited to read more Holly Black, and I think the story sounds so good!
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I have never read any books by Black, but the other WLABBers adore her. Hope this is a good one!
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The comparison to The Night Circus intrigues me!
I didn’t know about this book, but now I’m super excited for it! I loved Holly Black’s Curse Workers series. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
How cool! I didn’t know Holly Black was releasing an adult novel. I’ll definitely be looking forward to checking this one out.
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I so want to read it too!
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I’m BEYOND excited for this book!!!!
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Shadows! Okay, this is intriguing — the world building sounds SO good!
I’m really excited for this one because Black’s worldbuilding is usually amazing!