Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tressa @ Wishful Endings. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, which was hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. CWW is a chance to cast a spotlight on books we haven’t read yet, in particular ones that have yet to be published.
This Wednesday, I can’t wait for…
Remy is a Chorister, one of the chosen few rescued from the surface world and raised to sing the Hours in a choir of young boys. Remy lives with a devoted order of monks who control the Leviathan, an aging nuclear submarine that survives in the ocean’s depths. Their secret mission: to trigger the Second Coming when the time is right, ready to unleash its final, terrible weapon.
But Remy has a secret too — she’s the only girl onboard. It is because of this secret that the sub’s dying caplain gifts her with the missile’s launch key, saying that it is her duty to keep it safe. Safety, however, is not the sub’s priority, especially when the new caplain has his own ideas about the Leviathan’s mission. Remy’s own perspective is about to shift drastically when a surface-dweller is captured during a raid, and she learns the truth about the world.
At once lyrical and page-turning, We Shall Sing a Song Into the Deep is a captivating debut from newcomer author Andrew Kelly Stewart.
March 9, 2021
Why I Can’t Wait
Submarines terrify me. It might be the claustrophobia, or else just the idea of having nowhere to go if some internal mechanism becomes irreparably damaged. I’ve never read a book about submarines, so I think this is a good place to start. Also, it sounds like we have a religious dystopian society going on aboard this submarine, which is something I’m always a fan of reading. Submarines + religious dystopia + girl masquerading as a boy is a combination of elements I’ve never encountered before. This will be Stewart’s debut, which means I can’t guess what his style will be like or how well he will write. However, I’m excited and ready to dive into the unknown.