Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Can't Wait Wednesday (120)

Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings to spotlight highly anticipated books.  It is based on the Waiting on Wednesday meme which used to be hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.







FROM GOODREADS: London, 1888. As colorful and unfettered as the butterflies she collects, Victorian adventuress Veronica Speedwell can’t resist the allure of an exotic mystery—particularly one involving her enigmatic colleague, Stoker. His former expedition partner has vanished from an archaeological dig with a priceless diadem unearthed from the newly discovered tomb of an Egyptian princess. This disappearance is just the latest in a string of unfortunate events that have plagued the controversial expedition, and rumors abound that the curse of the vengeful princess has been unleashed as the shadowy figure of Anubis himself stalks the streets of London.
 
But the perils of an ancient curse are not the only challenges Veronica must face as sordid details and malevolent enemies emerge from Stoker’s past. Caught in a tangle of conspiracies and threats—and thrust into the public eye by an enterprising new foe—Veronica must separate facts from fantasy to unravel a web of duplicity that threatens to cost Stoker everything. . . .


WHY I CAN'T WAIT:  I absolutely love this series and it actually started my love affair with historical mysteries.  The relationship with Veronica and Stoker is so much fun and they play off each other so well. Definitely no insta-love in this series.  I can't wait to see what trouble they manage to find next!

WHAT BOOK CAN'T YOU WAIT FOR THIS WEEK???

47 comments:

  1. I haven't actually heard of the series before but I'm intrigued by the Anubis thing! I love all things Ancient Egypt!

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    1. The first two books are awesome as well.

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    1. I know we both want this one now!

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  3. Stoker huh? Interesting name! I don't know this series, so definitely going to check it out.

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    1. This series is where I got the idea to name a puppy Stoker. He's a great character.

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  4. I've not read any of the prior books in the series, but I love your description of the couple. Sounds like I might need to check this series out. Have a great week!

    CWW
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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    1. Yes, they are one of my favorite non-couple couples.

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  5. This sounds really good! I haven't heard of this series, but I'm intrigued. I particularly love anything that deals with ancient Egypt, so I may try this!

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    1. I know. I'm excited for the Egyptian element in this one.

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  6. Wow, this is a new one to me and I am loving it! Thanks for sharing it.

    Jenea's Book Obsession's Can’t-Wait Wednesday

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    1. Definitely check out the first two while you are waiting for this one.

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  7. This series does sound good. I love it when a book gets me into a genre I don't normally read too:)

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    1. Me too, that's part of the thrill of reading.

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  8. I think I'm gonna end up loving this series as much as you do because you are so enthusiastic about it! :)

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  9. I can see why this appeals to you, it does to me too. Even though I'm not big on historicals, I do like archeological excursions, Egypt and curses.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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    1. I wasn't either until a few years ago. This kid of started that love for me and I've found lots of good books since.

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  10. I like the cover. And the book sounds intriguing. I like the way you described the 2 characters playing off of each other without any instalove. Thanks for sharing it!

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    1. I know...insta-live is a giant turn-off.

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  11. I really want to try this series, it sounds soooo good! And, let's face it, it also looks great ;)

    Thanks for sharing, I'm a new follower via Bloglovin'!

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    1. I followed you right back. Thanks for stopping by The Farm.

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  12. I want to read this one too! And the rest of the series. This sounds right up my alley. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. At least you can read the first two while waiting for this one.

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  13. OMG, Barb!!!! This sounds like all kinds of AWESOME!!!! LOVE the plot!!! I ADORE the Victorian period, especially when it's used to feature female detectives!! YAAAAAASSS!!! So I'm adding this one to my Goodreads shelves like NOW. WOWZA!!! Thanks for putting this one on my radar!! And oh, YES, I also LOVE that cover!!

    Thanks as well for commenting on my own CWW post!! HUGS TO YOU AND THE BOYS!! WOOF, WOOF!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

    P.S. I LOVE the idea of buddy-reading "Dread Nation" with you when it releases in April!! I'm looking forward to it!! Thanks for thinking of me!! MORE HUGS TO YOU!! <3 <3 <3

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    1. The buddy read sounds like a plan then. I knew where I featured The Conspiracy in Belgravia a few weeks ago I already had this one planned. I think you will love this series as well and figured you'd be intrigued when you saw it.

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  14. I saw this one on EW or NG (somewhere), but then I realized it wasn't the first book. However, I think I would enjoy this series, and am looking forward to reading the first book.

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    1. Yes you should give this series a try. It's definitely one of my favorite.

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  15. I haven't read this series, but I love the title and cover. It sounds good. Enjoy!

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    1. It's a lot of fun. Thanks Yvonne.

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  16. I don't know if I've heard of this series, but that cover is beautiful! Thanks for stopping by Lisa Loves Literature's CWW earlier!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by here as well Lisa!

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  17. This sounds like a great series, I remember seeing the other books, and I love archaeology!!

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    1. I can't wait to start (and I just got an ARC Thursday!)

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  18. I haven't heard of this series before but am definetly going to check it out. thanks for the heads up!

    Renee ~ My Wow

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  19. I haven't started this series, but from the reviews of the previous books I've read on your blog, I think I would really like it! It's on the tbr.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  20. I love the covers for this series. I don't read historical like that as much anymore, but I definitely need to read these.

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    1. I don't read tons of historical but this series is really enjoyable.

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  21. This series is on my list of series that I really need to start soon. Each book just sounds so great, and this one is no exception. I hope you enjoy it!

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  22. I am looking forward to this one as well. I already have my name on the list at my local library for it just in case I can't get my hands on an early copy.

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    1. I just got an ARC Thursday - and am THRILLED!

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  23. Oh I love this cover. Sounds like an interesting one for sure! Great pick.

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  24. Oooh! I haven't heard of this series! I'll definitely have to check it out!

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