Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Can't Wait Wednesday #15 - The Burning Light by Bradley P. Beaulieu & Rob Ziegler

Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tressa @ Wishful Endings and spotlights the books we are excited about and have yet to read. This meme is based on Waiting on Wednesday which is hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine.

I Can't Wait For... 
The Burning Light by Bradley P. Beaulieu & Rob Ziegler

Expected Publication: November 1, 2017
by TOR

Disgraced government operative Colonel Chu is exiled to the flooded relic of New York City. Something called the Light has hit the streets like an epidemic, leaving its users strung out and disconnected from the mind-network humanity relies on. Chu has lost everything she cares about to the Light. She'll end the threat or die trying. 

A former corporate pilot who controlled a thousand ships with her mind, Zola looks like just another Light-junkie living hand to mouth on the edge of society. She's special though. As much as she needs the Light, the Light needs her too. But Chu is getting close and Zola can't hid forever. 

Why I'm Looking Forward to This

I'm so tired of dystopian novels, guys! I grew up watching the Jetsons, Back to the Future, and The Fifth Element, hoping that someday we will have flying cars and live in space. Nowadays the future isn't very bright and that vision has changed from cities in the sky to scraping a living from a dead planet. It's depressing and I need an escape! 
That's where kickass science fiction comes in. Sure, give it dystopian elements, but I want to read about an advanced future and some 'Save the World' heroes. Maybe this isn't that book, per say, but it makes me think of my need for that fictional future. 


  1. OOoh nice! That's a new to me one! Hope you enjoy it once you read it!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. I agree that the world is pretty depressing right now and books are certainly a good escape from it. I have plenty good apocalypse novels to keep me going this year!

  3. Awesome cover and yes, science fiction might be the smart way to go for a while. There's enough doom and gloom in the real world without reading dystopians huh?

  4. Yes, far from reading dystopian stories we are almost living them these days. Hope you enjoy it whe it comes out.

  5. Love the look of this one. And so true- if we're not going to get flying cars I want to at least read about them! Some more optimistic futures please. :)

  6. Oooh! Awesome cover! I hope you enjoy this book!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  7. I'm really really excited for this one, too! The cover is stunning and it sounds great. Awesome pick!

  8. This looks cool and yes I love your reasons!

  9. Hallo, Hallo!

    I'm returning to comment on your showcasing of this forthcoming title as I couldn't return until now!

    Meanwhile, I've linked to you via my #WaitingOnWednesday No.2

    I share your sentiments!! I grew up on The Jetsons & Back to the Future too! I think most of us who were kids in the 80s & teens in the 90s can claim the same! In some ways, there was more innocence back then and a heap more HOPE for the Future in general! I mean - it wasn't all shattered by Dystopian worlds where the calamity seems to outweigh the humanity!

    I'm taking a chance on two Dystopian novels this Autumn (Watcher & Carbon by AJ Eversley because I remembered this post of yours! I try to find the Dystopian stories which have an undertone and threading of hope, light and a resurgence of 'something' that is not just bent on the hopelessness of a future where everything is just :gone:!

    I am so glad you've highlighted this novel - as I've been wanting to find more stories by TOR to read! I'll definitely give it a go - as like you, it would be nice to find our own niche of choice w/in the hot genre of the moment! (if possible?)

    My gratitude is yours - thanks for inspiring me!