Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Waiting On Wednesday (3)

Waiting For Wednesday is hosted by Breaking The Spine.

Magic is dangerous—but love is more dangerous still. 

When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos. 

Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What's more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own. 

Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by—and torn between—two best friends: Jem, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm's length...everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world...and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.

I love Cassandra Clare's The Mortal Instruments and I have high hopes for this one.


Lizzy said...

Good pick! I actually still haven't read all of the Mortal Instruments series yet. I'm looking forward to this series, though.

Jessica Lawlor said...

I love that first line!

Maggie Desmond-O'Brien said...

The only Cassandra Clare I've read so far is CITY OF BONES - I'm actually a little nervous about reading the other books before they're all released because of all the buzz! I don't think I could take another MOCKINGJAY-style book to wait on, I'd go nuts! =) Anyway, I will eventually have to get around to reading the rest of them, and when I do I'll definitely pick this one up. I really enjoyed CITY OF BONES.


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