Waiting on Wednesday 03/09/22

Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme that first originated at Breaking the Spine but has since linked up with “Can’t Wait Wednesday” at Wishful Endings now that the original creator is unable to host it anymore. Either way, this fun feature is a chance to showcase the upcoming releases that we can’t wait to get our hands on!

Mogsy’s Pick

Blitz by Daniel O’Malley (October 4, 2022 by Little, Brown and Company)

General information and release date has been changed so much for this book (and still might change, to be honest) but I think it’s pretty safe to get tentatively excited for now. Book three of the Checquy Files sounds like it’ll be another awesome standalone following a new character which will fit in with the greater series arc.

“From the acclaimed author of The Rook and Stiletto, the new book in the Rook Files series, about a new recruit to the the Checquy, the most powerful supernatural enforcement agency on Earth, who is accused of going rogue, and must go on the run to clear her name.

September, 1940. Three women of the Checquy, the secret organization tasked with protecting Britain from supernatural threats, stand in the sky above London and watch German aircraft approach. Forbidden by law to interfere, all they can do is watch as their city is bombed.
 
Until Pamela, the most sensible of them, suddenly breaks all the rules and brings down a Nazi bomber with her bare hands. The  three resolve to tell no one about it, but they soon learn that a crew member is missing from the downed bomber. Charred corpses are discovered in nearby houses and it becomes apparent that the women have unwittingly unleashed a monster.
 
Through a city torn by the Blitz, the friends must hunt the enemy before he kills again. Their task will take them from the tunnels of the Underground to the halls of power, where they will discover the secrets that a secret organization must keep even from itself.
 
Today. Lynette Binns, a librarian with a husband and child, is a late recruit to the Checquy, having discovered only as an adult her ability to electrify everyday objects with her touch.
 
After completing her training, she is assigned to examine a string of brutal murders of London criminals and quickly realizes that all bear the unmistakable hallmark of her own unique power. Unable to provide an alibi and determined to prove her innocence, she flees, leaving behind her family to venture into the London underworld to find answers. But now she is prey, being tracked by her own frighteningly capable comrades.
 
As Lyn fights off powered thugs and her own vengeful colleagues, she will find that the solution to the murders and to the mystery of her own past lies in the events of World War II, and the covert actions of three young women during the Blitz.”

11 Comments on “Waiting on Wednesday 03/09/22”

  1. I had no idea there was going to be a third book. Talk about a long spread of years between books! I feel like the first book came out over ten years ago😁

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  2. I’m not familiar with this series, but it sounds interesting. And I like the idea of a series of standalones that all work together.

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  3. I’ve not read the first two – good to know they work as standalones although knowing the way I operate I’d want to read the other books first. Hope you love it when it does publish and hopefully this tentative date will stick.
    Lynn 😀

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