Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
A Season for Fireflies: Rebecca Maizel
Publication Date: June 28th, 2016
Rebecca Maizel's novel, Between Us and the Moon was published last summer and was a captivating novel of not only love and heartbreak, but also family relationships. Rebecca's writing style is perfect for summer so I think I'll be relying on A Season for Fireflies as my go-to summer read!
Cassie's Waiting On:
A Criminal Magic by Lee Kelly
Publication Date: February 2, 2016
Magic is powerful, dangerous and addictive - and after passage of the 18th Amendment, it is finally illegal.
It's 1926 in Washington, DC, and while Anti-Sorcery activists have achieved the Prohibition of sorcery, the city's magic underworld is booming. Sorcerers cast illusions to aid mobsters' crime sprees. Smugglers funnel magic contraband in from overseas. Gangs have established secret performance venues where patrons can lose themselves in magic, and take a mind-bending, intoxicating elixir known as the sorcerer's shine.
Joan Kendrick, a young sorcerer from Norfolk County, Virginia accepts an offer to work for DC's most notorious crime syndicate, the Shaw Gang, when her family's home is repossessed. Alex Danfrey, a first-year Federal Prohibition Unit trainee with a complicated past and talents of his own, becomes tapped to go undercover and infiltrate the Shaws.
Through different paths, Joan and Alex tread deep into the violent, dangerous world of criminal magic - and when their paths cross at the Shaws' performance venue, despite their orders, and despite themselves, Joan and Alex become enchanted with one another. But when gang alliances begin to shift, the two sorcerers are forced to question their ultimate allegiances and motivations. And soon, Joan and Alex find themselves pitted against each other in a treacherous, heady game of cat-and-mouse.
This book sounds amazing on so many levels. First, it takes place in the 1920s, which is one of my favorite eras. Second, magic underworld? Umm..I'm sold! I can't even begin to tell you how excited this book makes me just by reading the synopsis. I truly hope this novel is as amazing as it sounds!