I Can't Wait for... The Girl and the Stars by Mark Lawrence

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted over at Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about and have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released, but not necessarily. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, which was originally hosted at Breaking the Spine.

My pick for this week is the start of a new fantasy trilogy featuring an outcast young woman in a world where variation is dangerous and difference is fatal, but where her weakness may be a strength.

Title: The Girl and the Stars

Author: Mark Lawrence

Publisher: Ace

Publication Date: April 21, 2020

Genres: Epic Fantasy

Shelves: Female-fronted

A stunning new epic fantasy series following a young outcast who must fight with everything she has to survive, set in the same world as Red Sister.

In the ice, east of the Black Rock, there is a hole into which broken children are thrown. Yaz’s people call it the Pit of the Missing and now it is drawing her in as she has always known it would.

To resist the cold, to endure the months of night when even the air itself begins to freeze, requires a special breed. Variation is dangerous, difference is fatal. And Yaz is not the same.

Yaz’s difference tears her from the only life she’s ever known, away from her family, from the boy she thought she would spend her days with, and has to carve out a new path for herself in a world whose existence she never suspected. A world full of difference and mystery and danger.

Yaz learns that Abeth is older and stranger than she had ever imagined. She learns that her weaknesses are another kind of strength and that the cruel arithmetic of survival that has always governed her people can be challenged.


  1. I'm excited for this too! It will be my first Mark Lawrence😁

  2. I’m starting this in a few weeks! LOVE Mark Lawrence!

  3. I love this cover so much that I had to go and by Red Sister because I want to read that trilogy first.

  4. Love the sounds of this one!!!

    My CWW

  5. Agreed, always exciting to check out a new series by Mark Lawrence.

  6. I saw this post last week and meant to drop by and comment but must have gotten sidetracked. I’m really excited for this too!


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