Can't-Wait Wednesday #20: White Stag (Permafrost, #1) by Kara Barbieri

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

When I first started book blogging back in 2015 I starting to participate in  “Waiting On Wednesday”  that was a weekly meme that was originally created by Breaking The Spine.  Unfortunately Breaking the Spine is no longer hosting so I’m now linking my posts up to Wishful Endings Can’t Wait Wednesday. Don’t forget to stop over, link up and check out what books everyone else is waiting for.

  Here Is My Can't Wait Wednesday Pick For This Week:

Title: White Stag

Series: Permafrost #1

Author: Kara Barbieri

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Publication Date:  January 8th, 2019 by Wednesday Books 

The first book in a brutally stunning series where a young girl finds herself becoming more monster than human and must uncover dangerous truths about who she is and the place that has become her home.

As the last child in a family of daughters, seventeen-year-old Janneke was raised to be the male heir. While her sisters were becoming wives and mothers, she was taught to hunt, track, and fight. On the day her village was burned to the ground, Janneke—as the only survivor—was taken captive by the malicious Lydian and eventually sent to work for his nephew Soren.

Janneke’s survival in the court of merciless monsters has come at the cost of her connection to the human world. And when the Goblin King’s death ignites an ancient hunt for the next king, Soren senses an opportunity for her to finally fully accept the ways of the brutal Permafrost. But every action he takes to bring her deeper into his world only shows him that a little humanity isn’t bad—especially when it comes to those you care about.

Through every battle they survive, Janneke’s loyalty to Soren deepens. After dangerous truths are revealed, Janneke must choose between holding on or letting go of her last connections to a world she no longer belongs to. She must make the right choice to save the only thing keeping both worlds from crumbling.

Yes! another YA Fantasy book that I know that I will just love and enjoy so much, I absolutely love the gorgeous book cover as well.


  1. Ooh I love the sound of this one- and a beautiful cover too!

  2. I love the cover as well as the line "We are all monsters..." Sounds awesome!

  3. Pretty cover and nice story synopsis. I might look into this.

  4. Lovely cover - thanx for the info

  5. I recently got the arc for this one and it sounds so good! I'm hoping to read it either this month or next! Great choice!

  6. The cover is lovely and I really enjoy this genre.

  7. Oh wow that cover is stunning and the synopsis sounds right up my alley!

  8. This book is on my TBR! I love the sound of it and that cover is fantastic! Great Pick!

  9. I've recently added this one to my tbr as well. It looks like such an intriguing read! Can't wait for its release. Great pick!

  10. I've not heard of the book before, it sounds great, I'll have to look out for it.