Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It lets us all gush about what soon-to-be released books we are jumping-up-and-down excited for.

Dark Metropolis
by Jaclyn Dolamore

hitting shelves June 17, 2014 from Disney-Hyperion

Cabaret meets Cassandra Clare-a haunting magical thriller set in a riveting 1930s-esque world.

Sixteen-year-old Thea Holder's mother is cursed with a spell that's driving her mad, and whenever they touch, Thea is chilled by the magic, too. With no one else to contribute, Thea must make a living for both of them in a sinister city, where danger lurks and greed rules.
Thea spends her nights waitressing at the decadent Telephone Club attending to the glitzy clientele. But when her best friend, Nan, vanishes, Thea is compelled to find her. She meets Freddy, a young, magnetic patron at the club, and he agrees to help her uncover the city's secrets-even while he hides secrets of his own.

Together, they find a whole new side of the city. Unrest is brewing behind closed doors as whispers of a gruesome magic spread. And if they're not careful, the heartless masterminds behind the growing disappearances will be after them, too.

Perfect for fans of Cassandra Clare, this is a chilling thriller with a touch of magic where the dead don't always seem to stay that way.

My thoughts: I don't know about the Cassie Clare comparison since I haven't read her books, but the mix of dark magic, hint of something zombie-ish, and 30's setting has got my attention!


  1. Ummm, this book sounds like it's going to be a winner!
    My WoW

  2. Just learned about this one! Magic and the 30s sounds interesting!

    My WOW

  3. I think this is one that I want to read as well, looks good!
    My WoW

    1. I also love the Cassandra Clare books!!!

  4. I am never drawn to books by comparisons. It annoys me when they include them ><

    Anyway, this sounds really intriguing. I've never heard of it before now.

    Here's what I'm desperately waiting on this week

  5. The 1930's, mystery and magic. Sounds like a winner to me :)
    My WoW

  6. This sounds awesome. Love Clare, so I am all about this. Plus, I was just complaining that I wanted more books to take place in the 1930s. Great pick!

  7. This is the first time I see the cover. Most of the times I add many new releasing books when they are coverless. It's pretty! :)

  8. Very curious about this! Nice WoW pick!

  9. Ooh alternative history and magic = yay!

    My W.o.W. is here: http://roseshadowink.wordpress.com/2014/01/15/grabby-paws-infinite-by-jodi-meadows/

  10. I like the cover. Sounds like a great book :D Awesome pick. <3 Hope you'll love it :)