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
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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