Waiting On Wednesday: A Shadow Bright and Burning

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly book meme, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:  

Expected publication: September 20, 2016  


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.

This sounds so good! It has an original spin to it I haven't really heard before. And the cover is purty.

Which books are you waiting on?


  1. I'm on the blog tour for this book and cannot wait to read the story. Seems so exciting. Thanks for sharing. Hope you read it soon :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

    1. Wow! I suppose it's too late for me to join the tour, but I will keep an eye out for your post!

  2. This book is new to me. Thanks for sharing!
    Happy Reading! <a href="http://paulettespapers.com/?p=10825”>Dani @ Paulette’s Papers</a>

    1. I'm so glad I could spread the word. Thanks for stopping by, Dani!

  3. I just got this book recently! I am very interested in it, despite how the publisher is spinning the romance. I hope you enjoy this one when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a fabulous week. :)

    Check out my WoW post!

    1. How'd you get a copy, Alyssa? Maybe I should ask the publisher for a copy?

  4. The cover is so pretty! And the description also is great! So great pick!
    Here's my WoW.

    1. Thanks, Priyanka! I'll be sure to check out your WoW next.


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