Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Blue Salt Road by Joanne M. Harris

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and talk about the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. It's based on Waiting On Wednesday hosted at Breaking the Spine.


The Blue Salt Road by Joanne M. Harris
Expected publication: November 15th 2018 by Gollancz

An earthly nourris sits and sings
And aye she sings, "Ba lilly wean,
Little ken I my bairn's father,
Far less the land that he staps in.
(Child Ballad, no. 113)

So begins a stunning tale of love, loss and revenge, against a powerful backdrop of adventure on the high seas, and drama on the land. The Blue Salt Road balances passion and loss, love and violence and draws on nature and folklore to weave a stunning modern mythology around a nameless, wild young man.

Passion drew him to a new world, and trickery has kept him there - without his memories, separated from his own people. But as he finds his way in this dangerous new way of life, so he learns that his notions of home, and your people, might not be as fixed as he believed.

Beautifully illustrated by Bonnie Helen Hawkins, this is a stunning and original modern fairytale.


When I found out about this new book by Joanne M. Harris that will releas in November I almost couldn't handle my excitement. Obviously the cover is gorgeous but I just know that the story will blow me away. It sounds like it will be full of folklore and mythology. I also can't wait to see the beautiful illustrations by Bonnie Helen Hawkins.

Also don't forget to check out A Pocketful of Crows that Harris published last year, a similar book that's based on The Child Ballads. It also has gorgeous illustrations by Hawkins and I just loved that book so much. It was heartbreaking and beautiful.



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21 comments:

  1. This one looks good! I haven't heard of this author before but if I come across this one, I'll give it a shot!

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    1. I would also highly recommend The Gospel of Loki. I loved her take on the trickster god!

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  2. This is a new author to me, but I certainly like the sounds of this one. Great pick.

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    1. Have you heard about her book Chocolat (written just as Joanne Harris) It's also a pretty good movie.

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  3. I haven't tried her books yet, but this one sounds really good and I'm a sucker for gorgeous illustrations, so I'll be sure to check both titles out!!

    Thanks for sharing, here's my WoW :)

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    1. The illustrations in the first book were so freaking amazing. I kept wanting to take photos of it!

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  4. Whoa! I am in love with that synopsis! Revenge stories are my favourites, and the fact that it is a modern mythology as well has my interest piqued. That cover is pretty amazing, too. :)

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    1. If it's as good as the first one I think it will be epic!

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  5. This sounds really good! I read so many great reviews of A Pocketful of Crows, I'd love to read both of these now. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. A Pocketful of Crows was unexpected but amazing.

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  6. I love the covers! I will definitely have to check both of these books out!
    My WOW: https://booksofteacups.wordpress.com/2018/05/30/waiting-on-wednesday-salt-by-hannah-moskowitz/

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    1. It's probably one of my favorite 2018 covers ^_^

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  7. OMG, Steph!!! I can't BELIEVE the sequel is out!! I came across the first novel some time ago, and featured the cover on one of my "Shelf Candy Saturday" posts. Now I'm going to feature the cover of the second book, thanks to you!! <3 <3 I'll be doing that this Saturday!

    I LOVE GOLLANCZ COVERS!!!! <3 <3 <3

    Of course, I also want to read both books. Lol. Thanks again for sharing!! WOOT, WOOT!!! HUGS!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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    1. I remember that! Gallancz covers are my all time favorites. They're always so amazing!!

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    2. Just found out this is not really sequel. Lol. The thing is, I'm preparing my "Shelf Candy Saturday" post (it will probably go up on Sunday, though), and looked up this book on Goodreads. Of course I'm going to mention where I first came across this GORGEOUS cover -- right here, on Bookfever!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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  8. These are so pretty - now I must read them both!

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  9. Oooh! I love the look of this book! Great pick!


    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  10. Oh, wow, that cover!! Hope you enjoy this one!

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  11. What an unusual, mysterious blurb! I hope you enjoy it when you get it!

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  12. Ooh folkore and mythology - two things I absolutely love! And you're so right, that cover is so gorgeous DD:

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