Can't Wait Wednesday

Under The Whispering Door by TJ Klune {Can’t Wait Wednesday}

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.  However, as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.

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Today’s selection and book I’m excitedly awaiting is:

Under The Whispering Door by TJ Klune

Under The Whispering Door

by TJ Klune
Adult – Fantasy – LGBTQIA+
September 21st 2021 by Macmillan

Under the Whispering Door is a contemporary fantasy with TJ Klune’s signature “quirk and charm” (PW) about a ghost who refuses to cross over and the ferryman he falls in love with.

When a reaper comes to collect Wallace Price from his own funeral, Wallace suspects he really might be dead.

Instead of leading him directly to the afterlife, the reaper takes him to a small village. On the outskirts, off the path through the woods, tucked between mountains, is a particular tea shop, run by a man named Hugo. Hugo is the tea shop’s owner to locals and the ferryman to souls who need to cross over.

But Wallace isn’t ready to abandon the life he barely lived. With Hugo’s help he finally starts to learn about all the things he missed in life.

When the Manager, a curious and powerful being, arrives at the tea shop and gives Wallace one week to cross over, Wallace sets about living a lifetime in seven days.

By turns heartwarming and heartbreaking, this absorbing tale of grief and hope is told with TJ Klune’s signature warmth, humor, and extraordinary empathy. 

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If you’ve been reading my blog, it’ll be no surprise that The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune is pretty much my most beloved, most favorite 2020 read. Even though it’s the only TJ Klune book I’ve read so far, I’m definitely planning on going through his entire backlist soon. But while I’m looking at his backlist, I’m also already very excited about what’s still to come, because Under The Whispering Door sounds like another amazing, fantastic and emotional read. I expect heartbreak, yes, but I also expect warmth and happiness and a feeling of contentment after reading this book. So yes, even though it’s still far away, I can’t wait to read this book!

Tell Me:
Will you be reading this book?

Lindsey xoxo

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  1. Sophie @BewareOfTheReader says:

    Why do we have to wait so loooong??? Thank you Lindsey I loved The House in the Cerulean Sea!

    1. I know it’s such a long wait! Luckily I have an entire backlist to discover in the meantime 🙂

  2. I really need to go buy The House in the Cerulean Sea already!

    1. I definitely hope you’ll enjoy it if you decide to pick it up!

  3. I’ve never read TJ Klune, but I really should change that!

    1. I’ve only read the one book by him myself, but it was one I LOVED so I definitely want to try more 🙂

  4. Lauren Becker says:

    I still need to read House in the Cerulean Sea, but omg, this sounds amazing. Heartbreaking, but beautiful.


    1. It does sound both heartbreaking and beautiful at the same time! I hope you’ll also enjoy House in the Cerulean Sea if you decide to pick it up.

  5. Literary Feline says:

    Under The Whispering Door does sound amazing! I haven’t tried anything by this author before, but I keep hearing good things about his books. I definitely want to give this and House in the Cerulean Sea a try. I hope you enjoy this when you get to it!

    1. It does sound good! I’ve only read House in the Cerulean Sea by him so far myself, but I LOVED that one so I’d definitely recommend it 🙂

  6. Barb @ Booker T's Farm says:

    I’m still wanting to get my hands on The Cerulean Sea but this one sounds good as well. Thanks for sharing it!

    1. It does sound good but I also hope you’ll love The Cerulean Sea when you get to it!

  7. I read my first TJ Klune book this year and can’t wait to read more from him. This new one sounds so good!

    1. Same! Luckily there is such a long backlist from him to discover 🙂

  8. I’ve nearly finished an ARC of Under the Whispering Door. You won’t be disappointed! I’ll be posting my review in a few days time.

    1. Oh that sounds great! Looking forward to your review 🙂

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