Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Waiting on Wednesday #202: Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley and Gravebriar by Casey L. Bond

Hello everyone! "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, that is hosted by Breaking the Spine and the purpose of this event is that we spotlight upcoming releases of books that we are excited for!  This will also tie into Wishful Ending's Can't Wait Wednesday post!

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This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selections are:


Firekeeper's Daughter

By: Angeline Boulley

Expected Publication Date: March 16th, 2021

Buy on:   Amazon

Debut author Angeline Boulley crafts a groundbreaking YA thriller about a Native teen who must root out the corruption in her community, for readers of Angie Thomas and Tommy Orange.

As a biracial, unenrolled tribal member and the product of a scandal, eighteen-year-old Daunis Fontaine has never quite fit in, both in her hometown and on the nearby Ojibwe reservation. Daunis dreams of studying medicine, but when her family is struck by tragedy, she puts her future on hold to care for her fragile mother.

The only bright spot is meeting Jamie, the charming new recruit on her brother Levi’s hockey team. Yet even as Daunis falls for Jamie, certain details don’t add up and she senses the dashing hockey star is hiding something. Everything comes to light when Daunis witnesses a shocking murder, thrusting her into the heart of a criminal investigation.

Reluctantly, Daunis agrees to go undercover, but secretly pursues her own investigation, tracking down the criminals with her knowledge of chemistry and traditional medicine. But the deceptions—and deaths—keep piling up and soon the threat strikes too close to home.

Now, Daunis must learn what it means to be a strong Anishinaabe kwe (Ojibwe woman) and how far she'll go to protect her community, even if it tears apart the only world she’s ever known.

It's nice to have a Native American protagonist in a story.  So, I'm definitely looking forward to this book!


By: Casey L. Bond

Expected Publication Date: March 19th, 2021

Buy on:  Amazon

Sometimes witches hunt their own…

Someone knows my secret and they’re wielding it as the weapon of my execution. I stand accused of poisoning my Gravebriar coven mate. To my fatal regret, I can’t prove my innocence without revealing the truth I’ve long kept hidden: while every other Gravebriar witch are green witches and healers, my magic lies in poisons.

There is one witch who believes me – the same boy who was sent to kill me with instructions to pluck the briars that sprouted from my grave – the only cure for a Gravebriar witch. Forge Silverthorn will be my undoing… or my salvation.

He claims there is a malicious plot vining through the witch town of Cauldron that threatens to tighten around my throat in a deadly noose. Promising I can escape by seeking the help of a banished witch who hides our kind in plain sight, he leads me to a dark circus full of witches.

The ringmaster will only help us if we agree to join his circus of uncanny tricks and diabolical feats for two nights only, using our magic to thrill his patrons. In exchange for our participation under the big top, he’ll divulge the information I need to save my coven mate and clear my name.

But when dark secrets emerge from the shadows of this promised sanctuary, I’m forced to decide if I can truly trust anyone, especially Forge… my would-be executioner, my coven’s sworn enemy, and my could-be love.

YAAASSS!  A book about witches!  I love reading about witches!!!  Definitely checking this book out!

So, what upcoming books are you looking forward to?  Please respond below!




  1. Wow, that cover for Firekeeper's Daughter is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing, these both sound really good:-)

  2. These are new to me, but great covers!! I hope you enjoy when you get to them!

  3. Fire Keeper's Daughter has such a unique cover. Sounds like great books. Enjoy!

  4. I'm so excited for Firekeeper's Daughter but hadn't heard of Gravebriar before. It sounds really intriguing!

  5. The Firekeeper's Daughter is on my TBR, can't wait for it! The second book is new to me, but sounds good as well. Thanks for visiting my Wednesday post on Lisa Loves Literature earlier!

  6. Both of these sound awesome and those covers are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing! Happy reading! :)

  7. I am interested in both of these books too! I hope you enjoy them when you read them! Have a great day, Ronyell!

  8. I want to read Firekeeper’s Daughter too! The reviews have been amazing so far.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  9. Both your picks sound so good. My TBR list is growing. Hope you enjoy them both!

  10. I've had my eye on Firekeeper's Daughter. It sounds like it has the potential to be a pretty amazing read. The cover is gorgeous too.