waiting on wednesday (18)

I’m participating today in "Waiting On" Wednesday. It is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, and its purpose is to spotlight eagerly anticipated upcoming releases.

Remember that one time when my heart melted all over a book? No? Well, it did – last year, when I read Mary Robinette Kowal’s Shades of Milk and Honey. It is everything I love best – including Austen-esque and fantastical in nature (and the cover art! gorgeous.). I bought it for my best friend and my sister. I hosted a giveaway out-of-pocket. Basically, I wanted everyone to read it because I ADORE IT. And I feel like the luckiest girl in readingdom, because Kowal has written a sequel, and it comes out next year. Glamour in Glass will be released by Tom Doherty Associates on April 10, 2012.

Mary Robinette Kowal stunned readers with her charming first novel Shades of Milk and Honey, a loving tribute to the works of Jane Austen, set in a world where magic is an everyday occurrence. This magic comes in the form of glamour, which allows talented users to form practically any illusion they can imagine. Shades went on to earn great acclaim, became a finalist for the prestigious Nebula and Locus Awards, and left readers eagerly awaiting its sequel, Glamour in Glass, which continues to follow the lives of beloved main characters Jane and Vincent, with a deeper vein of drama and intrigue.

In the tumultuous months after Napoleon abdicates his throne, Jane and Vincent go to France for their honeymoon. While there, the deposed emperor escapes his exile in Elba, throwing the continent into turmoil. With no easy way back to England, they struggle to escape. But when Vincent is captured as a British spy, Jane realizes that their honeymoon has been a ruse to give them a reason to be in Europe.

Left with no outward salvation, Jane is left to overcome her own delicate circumstances and use her glamour to rescue her husband from prison... and hopefully prevent her newly built marriage from getting stranded on the shoals of another country's war.

What books are you waiting on?


Amy said...

Shades of Milk and Honey made it on my list last year and while I haven't read it yet, I love a good series so on the list this goes too. :-) I'm a sucker that way.

Passionate Bookworm said...

With that kind of a glowing recommendation.. how can I not go find it :)

Tales of Whimsy said...

Very cool pick! A new one to me.

Giselle said...

This one is new to me! I love the cover!

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Lindsay Cummings author said...

new to me too!!!
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Unknown said...

Oooooooh. This looks like so. much. fun. I recall you saying in my comments there was going to be a sequel. This looks quite exciting!

Erica said...

I love all the pastry and sweets recipes books :) I have several of these titles on my list as well.

Jami Zehr said...

This series looks lovely! Just put the first book hold to loan from the library. :D

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