Waiting on Wednesday: Dark and Deepest Red

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.

44218347. sy475This week I am waiting on
Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemore

Publication Date: January 14th, 2020

Goodreads Summary
Summer, 1518. A strange sickness sweeps through Strasbourg: women dance in the streets, some until they fall down dead. As rumors of witchcraft spread, suspicion turns toward Lavinia and her family, and Lavinia may have to do the unimaginable to save herself and everyone she loves.

Five centuries later, a pair of red shoes seal to Rosella Oliva’s feet, making her dance uncontrollably. They draw her toward a boy who knows the dancing fever’s history better than anyone: Emil, whose family was blamed for the fever five hundred years ago. But there’s more to what happened in 1518 than even Emil knows, and discovering the truth may decide whether Rosella survives the red shoes.

With McLemore’s signature lush prose, Dark and Deepest Red pairs the forbidding magic of a fairy tale with a modern story of passion and betrayal.

Can we all take a moment to appreciate this beauty of a book cover? It looks just as magical and wonderful as the concept. Everything, from the connecting periods to the red shoes, this book sounds like an incredible tale of magic, foreboding, and wonder.

What’s your favourite McLemore book?
What’s your most anticipated book?

14 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: Dark and Deepest Red

    1. I didn’t know about the book until recently either. I’ve only read one of her books and I really enjoyed it, so hopefully, this one is as stunning as the book cover.


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