Waiting on Wednesday: The Toll By Neal Shusterman & The Starless Sea By Erin Morgenstern

The TollThe Toll By Neal Shusterman

Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Fantasy
Pages: 627 pages
Release Date: November 5th 2019
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young

Plot: From New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman comes the thrilling conclusion to the Printz Honor–winning series Arc of a Scythe.

It’s been three years since Rowan and Citra disappeared; since Scythe Goddard came into power; since the Thunderhead closed itself off to everyone but Grayson Tolliver.

In this pulse-pounding conclusion to New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman’s Arc of a Scythe trilogy, constitutions are tested and old friends are brought back from the dead.

Why I Need This Book: The moment I finished Thunderhead I hated that I had to wait for this book. Plus there was no set date so the waiting game began. Fast forward to now and the book will be out in less than a week! I can’t believe that the time is almost here. I can’t wait to see how this book is going to end. I am almost really sad that it’s ending because this has been one of my favorite series to read. I know it’s going to be a crazy ride.

The Starless SeaThe Starless Sea By Erin Morgenstern

Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Adult
Pages: 498 pages
Release Date: November 5th 2019
Publisher: Doubleday Books

Plot: Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a mysterious book hidden in the stacks. As he turns the pages, entranced by tales of lovelorn prisoners, key collectors, and nameless acolytes, he reads something strange: a story from his own childhood. Bewildered by this inexplicable book and desperate to make sense of how his own life came to be recorded, Zachary uncovers a series of clues–a bee, a key, and a sword–that lead him to a masquerade party in New York, to a secret club, and through a doorway to an ancient library, hidden far below the surface of the earth.

What Zachary finds in this curious place is more than just a buried home for books and their guardians–it is a place of lost cities and seas, lovers who pass notes under doors and across time, and of stories whispered by the dead. Zachary learns of those who have sacrificed much to protect this realm, relinquishing their sight and their tongues to preserve this archive, and also those who are intent on its destruction.

Together with Mirabel, a fierce, pink-haired protector of the place, and Dorian, a handsome, barefoot man with shifting alliances, Zachary travels the twisting tunnels, darkened stairwells, crowded ballrooms, and sweetly-soaked shores of this magical world, discovering his purpose–in both the mysterious book and in his own life.

Why I Need This Book: So it’s been a bit of time since Erin Morgenstern wrote a new book. The moment I heard she had one coming out this year I knew I had to add it to my TBR. I did read The Night Circus a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it. So I’m excited for this one. This book seems really interesting and a lot of fun. I don’t know too much about it and I rather go into it not knowing much. I can’t wait to check it out when it comes out.

Have you gotten to read this early? If so what are your thoughts on it? If not, are you guys interested in picking this up? I would love to hear your thoughts on it. I seriously can’t wait for them to come out!

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2 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: The Toll By Neal Shusterman & The Starless Sea By Erin Morgenstern

  1. I keep refusing to read the synopsis of The Toll because I haven’t read Thunderhead yet, but I keep seeing something about Goddard coming into power, and that’s just confusing me! Then again, I only read Scythe so I know I’m super late to the game, and I’ll have to catch up before this one comes out. I hope that you get to read both of these books and that you end up liking them!

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    1. Yeah I say deff read Thunderhead when you can so you because things will end up making a lot more sense. I feel I am putting off The Toll because I saw some mixed things but I don’t want to try and let that cloud my judgement. I am very curious to see how he ends this series.


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