Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Can't Wait Wednesday/Waiting on Wednesday #296: The Will and the Wilds by Charlie N. Holmberg

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event which had been hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. I'm now linking up with "Can't-Wait Wednesday" hosted over at Wishful Endings.

From Goodreads:

Enna knows much of the mystings that roam the wildwood near her home. After they killed her mother, her father gifted her a stone that senses their nearness. When one mysting tries to kill her to obtain it, Enna takes a huge risk: fighting back with a mysting of her own.

Maekallus’s help doesn’t come free. His price? A kiss. But even the most naïve mortals know Maekallus’s kind use kisses to steal souls. Drawing upon a power unknown to her, Enna persuades Maekallus to commit to much less. The bargain struck, he goes to destroy Enna’s mysting—but in the ensuing fight, he’s bound to the mortal realm, which begins eating him alive. Compelled to help by the magic enchaining them, Enna gives Maekallus a kiss—the only thing that can save him from immediate destruction. But Maekallus’s temporary salvation is Enna’s lingering doom. Part of her soul now burns bright inside of him, making him feel for the first time. 

Enna shares Maekallus’s suffering, and even the sliver of her soul she sacrificed won’t heal either of them for long. If he and Enna cannot find a way to break the spell binding him to the mortal realm, Maekallus will be consumed completely—and Enna’s soul with him.

The Will and the Wilds by Charlie N. Holmberg is expected to be published January 21st, 2020 from 47North.

Why am I waiting on this one? It sounds interesting to me. I want to know what happens to Enna and Maekallus. I want to know if what they do is enough to save them both.

What book are you waiting on this week? Share it or a link in the comments so we can check it out and maybe add it to our TBR lists. Thanks for coming by and Happy Reading!


  1. This book looks so good. I have never heard of it.

    My WW

    1. I hadn't heard of your pick either, but it sounds good and I hope you enjoy it!

  2. Oooh! I love the cover of this book! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

    1. Thanks! I hope you enjoy your pick as well. It sounds like the characters could quote Dorothy Parker and say, "What fresh hell is this?"

  3. Yay! This is a future WOW for me, so you'll be seeing me posting about it as well in the future. I love her books, so I'm really looking forward to this new series!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

    1. I haven't tried her yet, but I'm looking forward to checking out her writing. Hope we both enjoy it!