Waiting On…DARK METROPOLIS by Jaclyn Dolamore

Posted 22 January, 2014 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 30 Comments

I’m a big fan of magic and this story, set in the 1930’s, has some serious potential. In the blurb, it’s compared as Cabaret meets Cassandra Clare. An interesting pair of comps, one that intrigues me, even though I don’t absolutely adore Clare’s stories (like…don’t love).

The cover’s a little busy but it draws my eye. I absolutely love the title font on the cover, though I do feel a little bad for the author, who’s name is so darned teeny.

DARK METROPOLIS (Dark Metropolis #1) by Jaclyn Dolamore
YA Historical Paranormal (and zombies?)
304 pages, hardcover
Expected publication: June 17, 2014
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

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.

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30 Responses to “Waiting On…DARK METROPOLIS by Jaclyn Dolamore”

  1. Oh I hadn’t heard of this one yet, it sounds fantastic! The 30’s huh? It seems like everything is 20’s, so this should be interesting!

  2. The 30s is not my time period to be honest. But then, the story totally sounds great and .. I do love Cassandra Clare, hope you are going to love me and then convincing me to read it too:)

  3. I saw Cassandra Clare and was about to say: NO. I guess it’s just being compared to her novels, but I’m not a fan of how things ended with the Infernal Devices series and I’m not quite over that. I’ve loved her books but looking back, I can’t say I was a fan of her brutal cliffhangers or the love triangles. I think I’ll wait on your reaction before considering this. 🙂

  4. Ooooo this sounds so good Mary! Love all the black and gold on the cover, it’s gorgeous. I’m a fan of that font as well, thought poor Jaclyn’s name is definitely itty bitty:) Sounds like there’s the potential for romance in this one which is always a good thing for me, plus there’s magic so I’m sold.

  5. Goodness that cover is gorgeous! This kind of has the same vibe as The Diviners, though obviously a decade later. I am definitely adding this one to my must have list. Great WoW selection!

  6. I’m excite for DARK METROPOLIS too. I love the 19030’s setting, and the paranormal aspect to it. Can’t wait for this. Great pick, Mary! 🙂

  7. Ooo Mary I was intrigued by the setting and then you mention zombies and I am all scrabbling to write this title down..woot This is why I love Wow..it is like shopping!

  8. I adore this cover and as a fan of historical fiction, especially with paranormal/fantasy elements, this one sounds perfect! I only hope it’s as good as its synopsis and cover promise. Wonderful pick this week! 😀