Can’t Wait Wednesday | Youngblood – Sasha Laurens

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.

 For fans of Vampire Diaries and dark academia, two queer teen bloodsuckers at an elite vampire-only boarding school must go up against all of Vampirdom when they uncover a frightening conspiracy on campus.

Kat Finn and her mother can barely make ends meet living among humans. Like all vampires, they must drink Hema, an expensive synthetic blood substitute, to survive, as nearly all of humanity has been infected by a virus that’s fatal to vampires. Kat isn’t looking forward to an immortal life of barely scraping by, but when she learns she’s been accepted to the Harcote School, a prestigious prep school that’s secretly vampires-only, she knows her fortune is about to change.

Taylor Sanger has grown up in the wealthy vampire world, but she’s tired of its backward, conservative values—especially when it comes to sexuality, since she’s an out-and-proud lesbian. She only has to suffer through a two more years of Harcote before she’s free. But when she discovers her new roommate is Kat Finn, she’s horrified. Because she and Kat used to be best friends, a long time ago, and it didn’t end well.

When Taylor stumbles upon the dead body of a vampire, and Kat makes a shocking discovery in the school’s archives, the two realize that there are deep secrets at Harcote—secrets that link them to the most powerful figures in Vampirdom and to the synthetic blood they all rely on.

I’ll admit they had me at fans of Vampire Diaries and dark academia haha. Recently vampires have been making a comeback in books and this one also uses some of my favorite tropes and settings. I love books set at private prep schools, this one being vampires-only is even better!

We already know there is a big secret and I’m excited to find out what is going on. It looks like this will be a standalone and while I love series, it’s nice to read a wrapped up story every now and then. The early reviews are really good so my expectations are pretty high.

I love that this has queer childhood friends to enemies to probably lovers and I can’t wait to see how that will all develop. Also, look at that cover!! That looks amazing. I am just really excited for this release! Had you heard of it yet? Are you as excited as I am? Let me know in the comments!

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