Can’t-Wait Wednesday, aka Waiting on Wednesday, is a weekly meme originating from Jill at Breaking the Spine and now hosted by Wishful Endings. If you’re interested in participating, stop by Wishful Endings to link up your posts.
In the Before, when the government didn’t prohibit large public gatherings, Luce Cannon was on top of the world. One of her songs had just taken off and she was on her way to becoming a star. Now, in the After, terror attacks and deadly viruses have led the government to ban concerts, and Luce’s connection to the world–her music, her purpose–is closed off forever. She does what she has to do: she performs in illegal concerts to a small but passionate community, always evading the law.
Rosemary Laws barely remembers the Before times. She spends her days in Hoodspace, helping customers order all of their goods online for drone delivery–no physical contact with humans needed. By lucky chance, she finds a new job and a new calling: discover amazing musicians and bring their concerts to everyone via virtual reality. The only catch is that she’ll have to do something she’s never done before and go out in public. Find the illegal concerts and bring musicians into the limelight they deserve. But when she sees how the world could actually be, that won’t be enough.
I am SOOO excited for this book. A dystopian nightmare combined with a love for music? That sounds amazing. I can’t wait for this book. I was lucky enough to receive an eARC from the publisher so I should have a review up soon. In the meantime, A Song For a New Day is expected out September 10th from Berkley.
8 thoughts on “Can’t-Wait Wednesday: A Song For a New Day by Sarah Pinsker”
This does sound really good! Plus that cover is cool and has a real music vibe😁
Yeah, I really dig the cover!
I know you’re a big fan of Pinsker, but I haven’t had the pleasure of reading her yet. Maybe this one will be my first!
If you like short fiction at all, she’s written a ton and some of it’s online. I really loved And Then There Were (N-One). It’s a murder mystery with a twist.
Intriguing. I don’t tend to read dystopian fiction – or at least I haven’t for a long while now so I will be interested to see what you make of this.
Hopefully I’ll get to it soon, but I won’t be able to post an official review for a couple of months yet.
This is one of the books I’m most looking forward to this fall! I really tried to get an ARC, but no luck. I’ll be looking forward to your review in the meantime!
Honestly I’m not sure how I got approved for an ARC, I didn’t think I would because I’m below their usual threshold, but I was really lucky somehow!