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Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday #14 - A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating!

Release Date: 20th September 2016
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Synopsis 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.

Why I Am Waiting?

First I have to mention that cover, I am loving it (kind of makes me think of the Beauty and the Beast rose) so colourful and just darn beautiful. This blurb got me at the first paragraph, I mean how can bursting into flames be a useful skill in life (unless you wanted to be used as a human torch, but I can't say that would one of my life's ambitions). Also I read the synopsis from amazon and it has as well: 
"I am Henrietta Howel."
"The first female sorcerer in hundreds of years."
"The prophesied one."
"Or am I?"
The only female sorcerer, well that is going to make for interesting training, always love reading about woman who are thrown into 'male roles' and seeing how they cope with it. I also like the way what we know that show one is going to betray her so I shall be suspicious of everyone (or will at least try to be). Her not being the 'chosen one' is an idea what interests me and I look forward to see how that plays out.  

Are You Also Waiting For This Book? If so why?


  1. This is a new to me author/book. But the cover is gorgeous!

    New GFC follower.
    Holly @ Words Fueled by Love

    1. I have never read anything by her before but I am defiantly going to have to give this book a try.
      Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Yes!! I'm so excited for this one too! That cover is just lovely.

    1. Beautiful cover, intriguing story line,I just can't wait. Hope you enjoy when it is finally released! 😊

  3. I'm in love with that cover! Thank you for sharing it. Hope you enjoy the read! I'm a new GFC and Bloglovin' follower. If you'd like, please stop by and see my brew of WoW .

    1. I know right, such a beautiful cover!
      Thanks for stopping by.

  4. This one is on my TBR as well because that gorgeous cover caught my eye. Can't wait! Thanks for spotlighting it this week :)

    1. I originally noted this book before the cover came out, It took me quite a while to realize the book I had added to my goodreads shelf, was actually the same book but with this gorgeous cover.


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