Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Me on Waiting on Wednesday (278)

Waiting on Wednesday is a bunch of weekly fun hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. :)

Title: A Shadow Bright and Burning
Release Date: September 20, 2016
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

From Goodreads:

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.

Ooooo, historical and magical and intriguing. The cover is pretty, the rose on fire and the flames turning from orange to teal to blue as they rise up. It seems to be a year for historical YA with fantasy elements, like The Dark Days Club and These Vicious Masks.


  1. Ooooo, I have this on my TBR as well :-)

  2. This sounds intriguing. A strong female in a male dominated role. Plus I love the time period. Enjoy!

  3. Sorcerers, Historical time period and a stunning cover? I'm in! Awesome pick :D

  4. I have this on my TBR already. That cover though!!! I'm in love <3

    Here's my WoW.

  5. This doesn't sound like something I would normally read, but I hope you enjoy it.
    My WoW