It’s that time again, book lovers: welcome back to Waiting on Wednesday! WoW is a weekly meme hosted at Breaking the Spine. Here is what I’m looking forward to today:
A Poison Dark and Drowning by Jessica Cluess
Synopsis (from Goodreads):
“Devastatingly magical and monstrously romantic. I can’t decide if this book stole my heart or ripped it out of my chest.” —Stephanie Garber, author of Caraval
The magicians want her to lead.
The sorcerers want her to lie.
The demons want her blood.
Henrietta wants to save the one she loves.
But will his dark magic be her undoing?
In this seductive and explosive second book in the Kingdom on Fire series, Jessica Cluess delivers her signature mix of magic, passion, and teen warriors fighting for survival. Hand to fans of Victoria Aveyard, Sarah J. Maas, and Kiersten White.
Henrietta doesn’t need a prophecy to know that she’s in danger. She came to London to be named the chosen one, the first female sorcerer in centuries, the one who would defeat the Ancients. Instead, she discovered a city ruled by secrets. And the biggest secret of all: Henrietta is not the chosen one.
Still, she must play the role in order to keep herself and Rook, her best friend and childhood love, safe. But can she truly save him? The poison in Rook’s system is transforming him into something monstrous as he begins to master dark powers of his own. So when Henrietta finds a clue to the Ancients past that could turn the tide of the war, she persuades Blackwood, the mysterious Earl of Sorrow-Fell, to travel up the coast to seek out strange new weapons. And Magnus, the brave, reckless flirt who wants to win back her favor, is assigned to their mission. Together, they will face monsters, meet powerful new allies, and uncover the most devastating weapon of all: the truth.
Release Date: September 19, 2017
Why I’m Waiting: I enjoyed reading the first book in this series, A Shadow Bright and Burning, last year and when this gorgeous cover caught my eye… well, what can I say. I’m a sucker for a pretty book cover. And I’m interested to see where the story goes after the events of book 1. But the title is VERY OMINOUS which makes be CONCERNED. But also excited.
What about you – what new books are you anticipating this Wednesday?