Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday


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

My choice for this week is:


The Magicians and Mrs. Quent, by Galen Beckett. I heard about this book through the publisher on Twitter, and immediately put it on my wishlist because it seems right up my alley! It releases in the US on November 24th, 2009. Here's the synopsis from Amazon:

Product Description

Galen Beckett weaves a dazzling spell of adventure and suspense in an evocative world of high magick and genteel society–a world where one young woman discovers that her modest life is far more extraordinary than she ever imagined.

Of the three Lockwell sisters–romantic Lily, prophetic Rose, and studious, book-loving Ivy–it’s Ivy, the eldest, who’s held the family together after their father’s silent retreat to the library upstairs. Everyone blames Mr. Lockwell’s malady on his magickal studies, but Ivy still believes–both in magick and in its power to bring her father back.

Yet it is not until Ivy takes a job with the reclusive Mr. Quent that she discovers the fate she shares with a secret society of highwaymen, revolutionaries, illusionists, and spies who populate the island nation of Altania. It’s a fate that will determine whether Altania faces a new dawn–or an everlasting night.

11 comments:

  1. I haven't heard of this one, but I love Twitter for finding out about new releases. I hope that you enjoy it!

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  2. This one does sound good. I'll have to keep an eye out for it when it is released.

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  3. oh yeah, this sounds like a fun one. me too.

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  4. This does sound like a great book! OK, well, now I am waiting on it as well! Thanks!

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  5. I never heard of this one, but it sounds good. Thanks so much

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  6. This sounds good, I've put it on my Amazon wish list.

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  7. This one's on my wish list now, too. Thanks for posting about it so I'd know about it.

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  8. The blurb makes it sound good.

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  9. That's odd, I've already read it! Maybe it's the paperback version being released. It was a good book but the writer's choice to write in an Elizabeth Bennett style in one section and Jane Eyre in the next was a bit jarring.

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  10. I've read this one also already -- and it was quite good!

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