Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Waiting on Wednesday #235: What Monstrous Gods by Rosamund Hodge and The Poisons We Drink by Bethany Baptiste

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:

What Monstrous Gods

By: Rosamund Hodge

Expected Publication Date: March 5th, 2024

Buy on:   Amazon (Kindle)

Centuries ago, the heretic sorcerer Ruven raised a deadly briar around Runakhia's palace, casting the royal family into an enchanted sleep - and silencing the kingdom's gods.

Born with a miraculous gift, Lia's destiny is to kill Ruven and wake the royals. But when she succeeds, she finds her duty is not yet complete, for now she must marry into the royal family and forge a pact with a god - or die.

To make matters even worse, Ruven's spirit is haunting her.

As discord grows between the old and new guards, the queen sends Lia and Prince Araunn, her betrothed, on a pilgrimage to awaken the gods. But the old gods are more dangerous than Lia ever knew - and Ruven may offer her only hope of survival.

As the two work together, Lia learns that they're more alike than she expected. And with tensions rising, Lia must choose between what she was raised to believe and what she knows is right - and between the prince she is bound to by duty...and the boy she killed.

Oooh!  A book about ghosts and gods!  I never thought that there would be a book that features both ghosts and gods!  This is definitely going to be an interesting read!

The Poisons We Drink

By: Bethany Baptiste

Expected Publication Date: March 5th, 2024

Buy on:  Amazon (Kindle)

In a country divided between humans and witchers, Venus Stoneheart hustles as a brewer making illegal love potions to support her family.

Love potions is a dangerous business. Brewing has painful, debilitating side effects, and getting caught means death or a prison sentence. But what Venus is most afraid of is the dark, sentient magic within her.

Then an enemy's iron bullet kills her mother, Venus’s life implodes. Keeping her reckless little sister Janus safe is now her responsibility. When the powerful Grand Witcher, the ruthless head of her coven, offers Venus the chance to punish her mother's killer, she has to pay a steep price for revenge. The cost? Brew poisonous potions to enslave D.C.'s most influential politicians.

As Venus crawls deeper into the corrupt underbelly of her city, the line between magic and power blurs, and it's hard to tell who to trust…Herself included.

Oh no!  Who would have thought that making potions would be illegal?  Sounds like a really interesting read!

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




  1. OOh nice picks! I can't wait for Hodge's book either! Been waiting for this one for what feels like ages! Lol! Hope you enjoy both of these once you get to read them!

    Thanks for visiting my CWW!

  2. I keep hearing good things about What Monstrous Gods. I am sure I will want to read that one at some point. The Poisons We Drink is high on my wish list. It sounds so good, doesn't it? I hope you enjoy both of these when you read them, Ronyell!

  3. I hope that you enjoy both of these picks Ronyell!

  4. I've been hearing great things about What Monstrous Gods, so I'm really excited for it. Great picks! :)

  5. These both sound really good. I'm going to have to check them out.