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


Hi everyone!! thank-you so much for stopping by today.

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

My WoW for this week is…

Title: A Shadow Bright and Burning

Author: Jessica Cluess

Release Date: September 20th 2016

Publisher: Random House BFYR

Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, YA


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.


“Henrietta Howel can burst into flames.” From the first sentence of the blur. I was hooked!!

How can that sentence NOT have you wanting this book? If that’s not enough here’s a “few” more pointers that this book will be outstanding!!!

 It’s set in an alternate Victorian era London, full of demons and sorcerers. Henrietta is declared the chosen one. However she is not “actually” the chosen one.

 A Shadow Bright and Burning sounds like it has all the key points of a good story. Powerful heroine, unforgettable and a world filled with magic, monsters, and mayhem. 

Early praise are stating this book as “Part Harry Potter, part Jane Austen” If that doesn’t sound like an unputdownable plot, I don’t know what does.


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

  1. Oh yes, I’m *so* looking forward to this one! It’s one of my most anticipated books this year.
    Helena – I see you’re now reading… Stealing Snow? *gulp*. I want to read this book so bad. I hope you’re enjoying it 😀


    1. Eeeeppppp, Girl I need ASBAB. It’s also one of my anticipated books of 2017. And GIRL, Stealing Snow is AWESOME so far. The beginning is to die for. I love this author’s writing style SO much. I can’t wait for you to read them both. Thanks for stopping by again. You’re the sweetest xoxo


    1. YAYYY, I’m super excited for this one…. It’s one of my anticipated reads for 2017. I’m so happy you liked it. It only makes me want it even more haha. Thanks for stopping by Nori xoxo


    1. WHAT! Girl, you better read that asap, lol. Or I’m going to have to come over and sit next to you and make sure you read hahah. Let me know how it is. I can’t wait. Thank you for stopping by Eli xoxo


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