Can’t-Wait Wednesday: “Bid My Soul Farewell” by Beth Revis

Can't Wait Wednesday

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


I have tremendously enjoyed Beth Revis’ Give the Dark My Love last year. (Here’s the link to my review for the book.) Nedra was a compelling antiheroine. She has certainly done a lot of questionable things but, underneath it all, she has good intentions.

I have been itching to have the sequel in my hands since the day I’ve finished Give the Dark My Love, especially with the way the last book ended (if you get what I mean.)

And now it’s here.

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Title: Bid My Soul Farewell
Series: Give the Dark My Love #1
Author: Beth Revis
Publisher: Razorbill/Penguin Young Readers
Release Date: September 24, 2019
Pre-order: IndieBound | Book Depository | Barnes and Noble | Amazon | Kobo | iBooks

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39863498-the-gilded-wolves

Alchemy student turned necromancer Nedra Brysstain has made a life-changing decision to embrace the darkness–but can the boy who loves her bring her back to the light before she pays the ultimate price?
Lunar Island is trying to heal. The necromantic plague that ravaged the land has been eradicated, and Emperor Auguste, the young and charming leader of the Allyrian Empire, has a plan: rid the island of necromancy once and for all. Though Greggori “Grey” Astor wants what’s best for his people, he knows that allying himself with Auguste threatens the one person he loves most: necromancer Nedra Brysstain. Feeling like he already failed to save Nedra once, Grey becomes determined to help the Emperor rebuild Lunar Island while still keeping Nedra safe from harm.

Back at the quarantine hospital, Nedra’s army of revenants are growing increasingly inhuman by the day. Wracked with guilt for imprisoning their souls, Nedra vows to discover a way to free the dead while still keeping her sister by her side.

But, still reeling from the trauma of the plague, the people of Lunar Island are looking for someone to blame, and Grey can only protect Nedra for so long. And when Nedra and Grey are thrust into a battle with an even more terrifying adversary, Nedra will be pushed to the darkest depths of her necromantic powers. But can Grey let her go that far?

Beth Revis revealed Bid My Soul Farewell‘s cover in her latest newsletter. I wanted to do a cover reveal post, but wasn’t sure if that’s allowed, so I opted to feature it for this week’s CWW instead.

I’m really excited for this one. Give the Dark My Love left a lot of unanswered questions and a host of possibilities. I wonder what Nedra will do next. Will she go darker, or will be able to save herself? And what about Grey, what will he need to do to help Nedra? It’s still a few more months, but I’m both excited and scared for this duology to end.

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Rachel

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First Line Fridays: “Give the Dark My Love” by Beth Revis

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First Line Fridays is a weekly feature hosted by Hording Books.


Hey there! Happy Friday!

I’ve missed posting last Friday. I was at a work-related conference and even though I come home with still enough time to write, I didn’t have the energy to open up my laptop and actually write. I did, however, managed to finish reading three books  back-to-back-to-back, so I guess I didn’t lose much time. (In fact I completed my Goodreads Reading Challenge! What?!!!)

Anyhow, things have leveled back down, and I’m back to my regular blogging and reading routine, which brings us to this post. My pick for this week comes from one of those three books I just finished.
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The warship carried twenty good men and two cannons.

“Bit of an overkill, isn’t it?” Captain Pasker said. The sun was to his back, casting a long, imposing shadow over the deck.

Captain Pasker was from the mainland; his ship had accompanied the Emperor on the short voyage across the Azure Sea to the small province of Lunar Island. Pasker had been in three wars already, “skirmishes,” he called them, bloody little inconveniences that were necessary to remind the people of the might of the Emperor.

The sailor beside him was a local boy, a new conscript. He’d been raised with the old legends.

He wasn’t sure that one warship was enough.

If you know me, I love antiheroes – characters who are in that gray area, neither good or bad, or part good and part bad – and Beth Revis gives me a new girl to love and cheer for. I finished Give the Dark My Love yesterday, and I’m still all over the place. This boook just blew me away, I’m telling you, and Nedra, oh my baby girl Nedra, I understand why she went dark because given the same choices in that same difficult situation as she was given, I might just make the same decision.

Give the Dark My Love is already out and available in your favorite bookstores. If you love dark fantasies, this book is for you!

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Rachel

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday: “Give the Dark My Love” by Beth Revis

Can't Wait Wednesday

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


Happy Wednesday!

Today’s CWW pick i the first book of Beth Revis’ new fantasy series.

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Series:
 Give the Dark My Love #1
Author: Beth Revis
Publisher: Razorbill/Penguin Publishing Group
Publication Date: September 25, 2018
Pre-order: IndieBound | Book Depository | Barnes and Noble | Amazon | Kobo | iBooks

When seventeen-year-old Nedra Brysstain leaves her home in the rural, northern territories of Lunar Island to attend the prestigious Yugen Academy, she has only one goal in mind: learn the trade of medicinal alchemy. A scholarship student matriculating with the children of Lunar Island’s wealthiest and most powerful families, Nedra doesn’t quite fit in with the other kids at Yugen, who all look down on her.

All, except for Greggori “Grey” Astor. Grey is immediately taken by the brilliant and stubborn Nedra, who he notices is especially invested in her studies. And that’s for a good reason: a deadly plague has been sweeping through the North, and it’s making its way toward the cities. With her family’s life–and the lives of all of Lunar Island’s citizens–on the line, Nedra is determined to find a cure for the plague.

Grey and Nedra continue to grow closer, but as the sickness spreads and the body count rises, Nedra becomes desperate to find a cure. Soon, she finds herself diving into alchemy’s most dangerous corners–and when she turns to the most forbidden practice of all, necromancy, even Grey might not be able to pull her from the darkness.

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I have this to read next after I finish with my current read, but I’m pretty excited for it! I mean, hey, Beth Revis is back writing Fantasy! Also, Nedra is an anti-heroine! I’m almost sure I’d like her at eh very least. Common, let’s be real, if I loved Adelina, I think Nedra will also grow on me. Frankly, just give me all the anti-heroines! I need them in my life, girls & women who are in between, neither pure or dark – grey, in-between – because that’s how real people are in reality, neither good nor bad.

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Rachel

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What book/s are you excited for this week?