Waiting on Wednesday - A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess11:33 AM
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Release Date: September 20, 2016
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
“Vivid characters, terrifying monsters, and world building as deep and dark as the ocean.”
—Victoria Aveyard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Red Queen
I am Henrietta Howel.
The first female sorcerer in hundreds of years.
The prophesied one.
Or am I?
Henrietta Howel can burst into flames.
Forced to reveal her power to save a friend, she’s shocked when instead of being executed, she’s invited to train as one of Her Majesty’s royal sorcerers.
Thrust into the glamour of Victorian London, Henrietta is declared the chosen one, the girl who will defeat the Ancients, bloodthirsty demons terrorizing humanity. She also meets her fellow sorcerer trainees, handsome young men eager to test her power and her heart. One will challenge her. One will fight for her. One will betray her.
But Henrietta Howel is not the chosen one.
As she plays a dangerous game of deception, she discovers that the sorcerers have their own secrets to protect. With battle looming, what does it mean to not be the one? And how much will she risk to save the city—and the one she loves?
Exhilarating and gripping, Jessica Cluess’s spellbinding fantasy introduces a powerful, unforgettably heroine, and a world filled with magic, romance, and betrayal. Hand to fans of Libba Bray, Sarah J. Maas, and Cassandra Clare.
Jessica Cluess' YA debut A Shadow Bright and Burning has already been creating a lot of early buzz! And for good reason—it sounds so awesome and thrilling. Sorcerers, magic, terrifying demons, and romance. YES. YES. YES. And set in an alternate Victorian London? OMG! I neeeeed this book. I'm definitely keeping my eye on the reviews for this historical fantasy, hoping it reaches the high expectations building in my head.