Waiting on Wednesday: A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess


This is a Waiting on Wednesday post which is hosted on Breaking the Spine. If you want to join the fun, click here.

A Shadow Bright and Burning

Release 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 named the first female sorcerer in hundreds of years and invited to train as one of Her Majesty’s royal sorcerers.

Thrust into the glamour of Victorian London, Henrietta is declared the prophesied 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 doubts that she’s 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, 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.


I’m a bit wary of this book.”The chosen one”is such an overused concept and I don’t know why authors still use it. I really hope that it doesn’t end up being one of those generic books because it has a lot of potential. Especially how Henrietta can burst into flames 😉


2 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess

    • Jinan December 31, 2015 / 12:28 am

      YAY! So glad you’re gonna add it. Hope you enjoy it too ❤

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