Waiting on Wednesday - A Poison Dark and Drowning by Jessica Cluess

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine spotlighting upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

 Release Date: September 19, 2017
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

“Devastatingly magical and monstrously romantic. I can’t decide if this book stole my heart or ripped it out of my chest.” —Stephanie Garber, author of Caraval

The magicians want her to lead.
The sorcerers want her to lie.
The demons want her blood.
Henrietta wants to save the one she loves.
But will his dark magic be her undoing?

In this seductive and explosive second book in the Kingdom on Fire series, Jessica Cluess delivers her signature mix of magic, passion, and teen warriors fighting for survival. Hand to fans of Victoria Aveyard, Sarah J. Maas, and Kiersten White.

Henrietta doesn’t need a prophecy to know that she’s in danger. She came to London to be named the chosen one, the first female sorcerer in centuries, the one who would defeat the Ancients. Instead, she discovered a city ruled by secrets. And the biggest secret of all: Henrietta is not the chosen one.

Still, she must play the role in order to keep herself and Rook, her best friend and childhood love, safe. But can she truly save him? The poison in Rook’s system is transforming him into something monstrous as he begins to master dark powers of his own. So when Henrietta finds a clue to the Ancients’ past that could turn the tide of the war, she persuades Blackwood, the mysterious Earl of Sorrow-Fell, to travel up the coast to seek out strange new weapons. And Magnus, the brave, reckless flirt who wants to win back her favor, is assigned to their mission. Together, they will face monsters, meet powerful new allies, and uncover the most devastating weapon of all: the truth.

After absolutely falling in love with Jessica Cluess's A Shadow Bright and Burning last year, I've been highly anticipating the next installment in the Kingdom of Fire series, A Poison Dark and Drowning. Alternate Victorian London. Exhilarating magic. Feuding sorcerers and magicians. Deadly clashes against the terrifying Ancients. A heroine up for a challenge. I can't wait to find out what's in store for Henrietta next in A Poison Dark and Drowning as she continues to train and hone her powerful magic in the war against the Ancients. And I need more Blackwood! I totally ship him and Henrietta together.

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  1. I want to read this book too! Though I'm wondering if I should wait to binge-read this book and the next one, since it's a trilogy. Either way, I will definitely be finishing this series. Book one was too great not to. :D I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a fabulous week. =)

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