It’s amazing how often just the right book can come across my desk at just the right time. Recent weather in my area has been less than stellar, with temperatures bottoming out and rain pouring as though it’s trying to drown the mud. The air feels more like late fall rather than spring, and I’ve been itching to read something that matches the times. Something a little darker than my usual. Something with a little humor but also a sinister edge. Maybe even something a little witchy. Well, this week, I discovered an upcoming release that conjures up everything I’m wanting. The only trouble? It’s not out until October. I can’t wait.
From the publisher:
A darkly funny, frightening novel about a young woman learning how to take what she wants from a witch who may be too good to be true, from the author of The Return.
All her life, Annie has played it nice and safe. After being unceremoniously dumped by her longtime boyfriend, Annie seeks a fresh start. She accepts a teaching position that moves her from Manhattan to a small village upstate. She’s stunned by how perfect and picturesque the town is. The people are all friendly and warm. Her new apartment is dreamy too, minus the oddly persistent spider infestation.
Then Annie meets Sophie. Beautiful, charming, magnetic Sophie, who takes a special interest in Annie, who wants to be her friend. More importantly, she wants Annie to stop apologizing and start living for herself. That’s how Sophie lives. Annie can’t help but gravitate toward the self-possessed Sophie, wanting to spend more and more time with her, despite the fact that the rest of the townsfolk seem…a little afraid of her. And like, okay. There are some things. Sophie’s appearance is uncanny and ageless, her mansion in the middle of the woods feels a little unearthly, and she does seem to wield a certain power…but she couldn’t be…could she?
Author: Rachel Harrison
Expected Publication: October 05, 2021
Note: Can’t Wait Wednesday is a feature hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, so be sure to check out her weekly post to find other participants. Fair warning: don’t be surprised if you come away with an expanded TBR pile.