Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I want it Wednesday

In today's spotlight we have an upcoming release. I read the summary for this book and it just sounds cool. The cover has a steampunk feel, but the summary doesn't indicate that. I haven't read anything by this author before, but I'm dying for this one. I'm a Victorian Era freak anyway.

This book will be released on August 31, 2010


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: James, 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.


Marg said...

Having read the original trilogy by this author, I would be surprised if this one is steampunk. It is more urban fantasy, and I expect that this will be the same but with a Victorian setting. The original trilogy included vamps, weres, fairies, etc.

YA Librarian said...

Thanks for the comment. I'm not sure if I can take anymore urban fantasy, but it takes place during the Victorian Era, so maybe it will be OK.