Can’t Wait Wednesday | The Red Palace – June Hur

We wanted to do another bookish meme on Wednesday and after doing Can’t Wait Wednesday a few times we decided that would be a fun one to bring around more often! About twice a month you’ll see this meme on our blog.

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

To enter the palace means to walk a path stained in blood…

Joseon (Korea), 1758. There are few options available to illegitimate daughters in the capital city, but through hard work and study, eighteen-year-old Hyeon has earned a position as a palace nurse. All she wants is to keep her head down, do a good job, and perhaps finally win her estranged father’s approval.

But Hyeon is suddenly thrust into the dark and dangerous world of court politics when someone murders four women in a single night, and the prime suspect is Hyeon’s closest friend and mentor. Determined to prove her beloved teacher’s innocence, Hyeon launches her own secret investigation.

In her hunt for the truth, she encounters Eojin, a young police inspector also searching for the killer. When evidence begins to point to the Crown Prince himself as the murderer, Hyeon and Eojin must work together to search the darkest corners of the palace to uncover the deadly secrets behind the bloodshed.

Release date: January 25th 20221

How cool does this sound? I really like historical fictions and we all know I love mysteries. And this one has both! I don’t think I have read a book set in Korea before so that definitely makes me interested right away. The mystery element has me guessing and I am super curious about who did it. I really like when a book can already get you thinking about the mystery before you even pick it up.

The synopsis has some cliche parts and we might know how part of the story goes already, but I think we might get some cool twists. I quite enjoy the cover, it isn’t the best I’ve ever seen but I do really like most of the elements and I have a feeling it will fit the story.

Unfortunately there aren’t that many reviews yet and none of my bookish friends has read it yet. I hope we get to a story that lives up to my expectations! Because it sounds like it will be right up my alley and really sounds like something I will enjoy.

Are you planning on picking up The Red Palace when it releases? Let me know in the comments!

4 thoughts on “Can’t Wait Wednesday | The Red Palace – June Hur

  1. Oh this one sounds good and I’ve never heard of it before, but sounds right up my street. I’ll have to pick it up soon!

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