Waiting on Wednesday: Sanctuary
Written by V. V. James
Published by Gollancz (Orion)
Publication date: 8th August 2019
Summary (from Goodreads):
The small Connecticut town of Sanctuary is rocked by the death of its star quarterback.
Daniel’s death looked like an accident, but everyone knows his ex-girlfriend Harper is the daughter of a witch – and she was there when he died.
Then the rumours start. When Harper insists Dan was guilty of a terrible act, the town turns on her. So was his death an accident, revenge – or something even darker?
As accusations fly and secrets are revealed, paranoia grips the town, culminating in a trial that the whole world is watching . . .
Why I can’t wait to read this:
- Vic James has become an auto-buy author for me since I read her Dark Gifts series (read my review of the first book i the trilogy, Gilded Cage, here) I have since recommended it to many people and every single one has become a converted fan!
- This story has witches! Anything with witches = something I want to read!
- Although it is described as a thriller, which isn’t usually my genre of choice, I know that the author is interested in themes of power and inequality, which is something I enjoy too.
- Being from a small town where everyone knows everyone else, I relate to the idea of every place having its own secrets and everyone having a vested interest in keeping those secrets.
- At first I didn’t really like the cover, but the more I look the more intriguing it becomes…
What do you think?
Does this sound like the kind of book you would enjoy?
Will you be reading this or do you have any other anticipated releases you would recommend to me?
Let me know in the comments!
See some other Waiting on Wednesday posts here: When the Mountains Roared, The Exact Opposite of Okay, To Kill a Kingdom, Starfish, The Gloaming, The Smoke Thieves, The Way You Make Me Feel, The Queens of Innis Lear, Legendary, Nyxia Unleashed, Bright Ruin, A Thousand Beginnings and Endings, Empress of All Seasons, Tempests and Slaughter, Grim Lovelies, The Glass of Lead and Gold, Storm Witch, The Way Past Winter, The Gilded Wolves, Fierce Fairytales, Descendant of the Crane. Dragon Pearl, Last of Her Name. The Familars. A Pinch of Magic, A Witch Come True, The Winter of the Witch. Once Upon a River, A Curse So Dark and Lonely, Shadowscent, Romanov. Echo North, The Wicked King, The Priory of the Orange Tree, Spin the Dawn, Master of Sorrows, Asha and the Spirit Bird, A Treason of Thorns, We Rule The Night, Perfectly Preventable Deaths, Collision, Rumblestar, The Last Spell Breather, The Starless Sea, The Lost Tide Warriors, The Princess Who Flew With Dragons, Containment, House of Salt and Sorrows, Stronger than a Bronze Dragon.
Thanks for reading!