Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Sparrows in the Wind by Gail Carson Levine

Posted May 18, 2022 by Stephanie in can't-wait wednesday / 12 Comments

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read.



Sparrows in the Wind by Gail Carson Levine
Expected publication: October 25th 2022 by Quill Tree Books

Author Gail Carson Levine transports her readers to ancient Troy, where princesses—even cursed ones—will stop at nothing to shape their fate.

This latest novel from Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine about two princesses battling against their fates in the middle of the Trojan War is a must-read for anyone who loves Greek mythology or the Percy Jackson books!

Cassandra, a princess of Troy and follower of Apollo, is delighted when the god himself appears to her. Apollo asks to love her in exchange for giving her future sight, and she agrees—but recoils when he kisses her. Enraged, the god transforms his gift into a curse: Cassandra’s visions will never be believed.

After horrifying images of coming war and death pour into her mind and with no one to heed her warnings, Cassandra risks her safety again and again to avert the disaster awaiting Troy.

But it will take years—and the friendship of an Amazon warrior princess named Rin—for Cassandra to find hope of success in reversing the course of the war.


Greek mythology again?! I can’t help it, I just love it so much. Especially stories related to the Trojan War. This one, especially, sounds different from all the others I’ve read and I believe it’s a middle grade book so that makes me even more excited. I don’t think there are many MG books about the Trojan War so that on its own is great. The cover is really beautiful as well. I love that the Trojan horse is there in the background!



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12 responses to “Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Sparrows in the Wind by Gail Carson Levine

  1. I always thought the story of Cassandra was uniquely heartbreaking – so this book featuring her story sounds as if it will be a cracking tale. I hope you enjoy it, Stephanie:).

  2. Haha, you really love mythology, I love it! And I love that GIF. I hope you enjoy this book (such a pretty cover btw) when it comes out and I will look forward to your review~

  3. verushka

    Greek mythology? That’s new for you 😏 I like that its an MG one too — and I hope its as good as the blurb sounds!

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