Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (7)...

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

This week's Waiting on Wednesday pick is:

The Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1) by Cassandra Clare

Publication Date: August 31, 2010


Magic is dangerous—but love is more dangerous still.

When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.

Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What's more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own.

Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by—and torn between—two best friends: Jem, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm's length...everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world...and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.

I LOVED the Mortal Instruments Series, so I am excited to read this!

Swords are for fighting,


  1. I love this cover and am in love with that series!!! GREAT choice this week!!!

  2. Great pick, looks very intriguing. My WOW and review of Day For Night by Frederick Reiken are at The Crowded Leaf.

  3. I can't wait to read this! I loved The Mortal Instruments and I am excited that this one is set in Victorian times.

  4. I can't wait to read this one either!

    My pick is at BookSake.

  5. Oh yes!! I am with you on Clockwork Angel! I can not wait!=)

    I recently read the MI series and fell in love with it!

  6. I'm gonna hop on the excited train because this is one of my most anticipated releases of the year! One book a year from Cassie is not enough!

  7. Agreed, I can't wait for this one either! Cassandra Clare's writing is good, and the premise sounds promising. :)

  8. Very cool cover! I’ve heard so much about Cassandra Clare’s books. I need to read them and see what all the hype is about.