Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday: Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore

Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore (Published by Bloomsbury, Feburary 2010)

Nimira is a music-hall performer forced to dance for pennies to an audience of leering drunks. When wealthy sorcerer Hollin Parry hires her to do a special act - singing accompaniment to an exquisite piano-playing automaton, Nimira believes it is the start of a new life. In Parry's world, however, buried secrets stir. Unsettling below-stairs rumours abound about ghosts, a mad woman roaming the halls, and of Parry's involvement in a gang of ruthless sorcerers who torture fairies for sport. When Nimira discovers the spirit of a dashing young fairy gentleman is trapped inside the automaton's stiff limbs, waiting for someone to break the curse and set him free, the two fall in love. But it is a love set against a dreadful race against time to save the entire fairy realm, which is in mortal peril. [close]

I know the release date for this one is pretty far off, but I fell in love with the cover, and the story sounds really unique and interesting for a YA fantasy.


soundistheword3 said...

This sounds incredibly good! I haven't seen this in any of my book searching/browsing/etc. so thanks for highlighting it!


Fantastic Book Review said...

I can't wait for this one 2! Good Pick!

Katie said...

I am totally waiting on this one too! Great pick.

Steph Su said...

Mm yeah, the synopsis sounds really good!

Minding Spot said...

I've awarded you with this:

Congrats! Wendy

Kristen said...

This is on my reading list as well and looks amazing. I also can't wait to see the review for the book you're currently reading, that one looks good as well. :)

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