Waiting On Wednesday #55: A Shadow Bright and Burning & The Epidemic

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking The Spine where we highlight some of the upcoming books we can't wait to read!

Amber's Waiting on:

Title: A Shadow Bright and Burning (Kingdom on Fire #1)
Author: Jessica Cluess
Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction
Publisher: Random House BFYR
Publication Date: September 20th 2016

Henrietta Howel can burst into flames. Forced to reveal her power to save a friend, she's shocked when instead of being executed, she's invited to train as one of Her Majesty's royal sorcerers. Thrust into the glamour of Victorian London, Henrietta is declared the chosen one, the girl who will defeat the Ancients, bloodthirsty demons terrorizing humanity. She also meets her fellow sorcerer trainees, handsome young men eager to test her power and her heart. One will challenge her. One will fight for her. One will betray her. But Henrietta Howel is not the chosen one. As she plays a dangerous game of deception, she discovers that the sorcerers have their own secrets to protect. With battle looming, what does it mean to not be the one? And how much will she risk to save the city--and the one she loves? Exhilarating and gripping, Jessica Cluess's spellbinding fantasy introduces Henrietta Howel, a powerful, unforgettable heroine, and an entertaining world filled with magic, monsters, and mayhem.


Jessica's Waiting on:

Title: The Epidemic (The Program, #0.6)
Author: Suzanne Young
Genre: Science Fiction/Dystopian
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: April 19th, 2016

Summary: Can one girl help others find closure by slipping into the identities of their loved ones? Find out in this riveting sequel to The Remedy and companion to the New York Times bestselling The Treatment and The Program. In a world before The Program… Quinlan McKee has spent her life acting as other people. She was a closer—a person hired to play the role of the recently deceased in order to give their families closure. Through this process, Quinn learned to read people and situations, even losing a bit of herself to do so. But she couldn’t have guessed how her last case would bring down her entire world. The only person Quinn trusts is Deacon, her best friend and the love of her life. Except Deacon’s been keeping secrets of his one, so Quinn must set out alone to find Arthur Pritchard, the doctor who’s been trying to control her life. The journey brings Quinn to Arthur’s daughter, Virginia, who tells Quinn the truth about Pritchard’s motives. The former closer will start to see that she is the first step in fighting an epidemic. But Quinlan doesn’t want to be a cure. And with all the lies surrounding her, she realizes she has no one left to rely on but herself—even if she doesn’t know who that is anymore. 
This is a series that both Amber and I have enjoyed for the past few years, and I am so hooked on Quinlan's story (especially after that cliffhanger ending in the last book!) that I just can't wait to get my hands on this one, too! I love Suzanne Young as an author and I have yet to be disappointed in a book of hers. *knocks on wood*

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  1. YESSS!! A Shadow Bright & Burning! I'm so excited for it and to finally see the cover too!!

  2. A Shadow Bright and Burning seems SO interesting!!!!
    Thanks for sharing :)

    Jumana @ Books by Jay


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