Can’t Wait Wednesday | Where Sleeping Girls Lie – Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

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.

.In Where Sleeping Girls Lie — a YA contemporary mystery by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé, the New York Times-bestselling author of Ace of Spades — a girl new to boarding school discovers dark secrets and coverups after her roommate disappears.

It’s like I keep stumbling into a dark room, searching for the switch to make things bright again…

Sade Hussein is starting her third year of high school, this time at the prestigious Alfred Nobel Academy boarding school, after being home-schooled all her life. Misfortune has clung to her seemingly since birth, but even she doesn’t expect her new roommate, Elizabeth, to disappear after Sade’s first night. Or for people to think Sade had something to do with it.

With rumors swirling around her, Sade catches the attention of the girls collectively known as the ‘Unholy Trinity’ and they bring her into their fold. Between learning more about them—especially Persephone, who Sade is inexplicably drawn to—and playing catchup in class, Sade already has so much on her plate. But when it seems people don’t care enough about what happened to Elizabeth, it’s up to she and Elizabeth’s best friend, Baz, to investigate.

And then a student is found dead.

The more Sade and Baz dig into Elizabeth’s disappearance, the more she realizes there’s more to Alfred Nobel Academy and its students than she thought. Secrets lurk around every corner and beneath every surface…secrets that rival even her own.

I read Ace of Spades exactly 2 years ago and I absolutely loved it. It was written really well and I wanted to keep on reading and reading. I’m pretty sure I read it in two days when I was in Paris with my mom. As soon as I finished it I was looking to see if the author had already announced a new book.

And now it’s almost time for that new book! It releases March 19th so I guess ‘almost’ is generous haha. In 5 months it’s here. The cover gives off a bit of a creepy and dark vibe, which I think will fit the book very well. If the story is anything like the previous one it’s definitely going to be dark and I’m here for it!

As you can probably, hopefully, tell I’m very excited about this one! I have very high hopes for it haha. Maybe Faridah will become one of my favorite authors after reading this one, fingers crossed! Did you have your eye one this one yet? Are you just as excited as I am? Let me know in the comments!

6 thoughts on “Can’t Wait Wednesday | Where Sleeping Girls Lie – Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

  1. I have Ace of Spades of my TBR and am going to add this new one to my wish list right now. I can’t wait to read both! Thank you for sharing!

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