Waiting on Wednesday: The Starless Sea

Originally created by Jill at Breaking The Spine, and adapted to Can’t Wait Wednesday by Tressa at Wishful Endings, Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

42730332This week I am waiting on
The Starless Sea be Erin Morgenstern

Publication Date: November 5th, 2019

Goodreads Summary
Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a strange book hidden in the library 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 a subterranean 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.


I can’t believe I can finally feature a new Erin Morgenstern book for this weeks Waiting on Wednesday. As most of you know, The Night Circus is one of my favourite books of all time. It’s such a magical and atmospheric book and since reading it I, like many others, have been eagerly anticipating Morgenstern’s next book. The Starless Sea sounds like a magical treat. I’m already in love with this world of lost cities and I can’t wait to unravel the mysteries of this magical world.

What’s your most anticipated book?

18 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: The Starless Sea

  1. This book sounds INCREDIBLE, really. I recently read and loved The Night Circus and I’m so happy to hear there’s another book from the author being released next year! It sounds really great 😀

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