Can’t Wait Wednesday | The chosen and the beautiful

Can’t wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings and that originated as Waiting on Wednesday, created by Jill at Breaking the Spine. Its purpose is to give you a space to talk about books you can’t wait to read, whether it is a debut author that you are excited to meet or the new book from an author that has captivated you in the past. You can join and see the others blogs participating at Tressa’s recent post.

My first pick had to be The chosen and the beautiful. Not only is it a queer, fantasy Gatsby retelling with an asian MC, words that, when read together, should put this at the top of your TBR immediately, imo, but it’s from Nghi Vo. I recently read The Empress of Salt and Fortune and I don’t think I’ll last long without reading it’s sequels because it was amazing!

I’ve been also craving more books with (urban?) fantasy on that time period lately so I will welcome this with open hands when it comes out on June 1st.

Immigrant. Socialite. Magician.

Jordan Baker grows up in the most rarefied circles of 1920s American society―she has money, education, a killer golf handicap, and invitations to some of the most exclusive parties of the Jazz Age. She’s also queer, Asian, adopted, and treated as an exotic attraction by her peers, while the most important doors remain closed to her.

But the world is full of wonders: infernal pacts and dazzling illusions, lost ghosts and elemental mysteries. In all paper is fire, and Jordan can burn the cut paper heart out of a man. She just has to learn how.

Nghi Vo’s debut novel reinvents this classic of the American canon as a coming-of-age story full of magic, mystery, and glittering excess, and introduces a major new literary voice. 

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