Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights exciting upcoming releases that we can't wait to be released!

This week's upcoming book spotlight is:

Publication Date: September 20, 2016

From Goodreads:

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 Henrietta Howel, a powerful, unforgettable heroine, and an entertaining world filled with magic, monsters, and mayhem. 

There are so many enticing things about this book! I love a good Victorian London setting - there's just something so captivating about it. But I also am really intrigued by the notion that our protagonist is chosen to be the 'chosen girl,' but that she's actually not the chosen one. I have to say, that's not a commonly used setup, so I think (and hope) that this book will be completely unexpected. 

What do you think about this upcoming release? What are your anticipated upcoming releases?


  1. I haven't heard of this one, but it sounds right up my alley! Enjoy it!! I'll be adding it to my TBR, thanks!

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