As Summer begins to wind down, I look forward to a few things. The cool crisp air of Fall in the Northeast. The changing colors of the leaves. The kids back in school.
Fall releases for my favorite authors.
Of those that are schedule for the rest of the year, there are few I've look forward to with the excitement I've had for Cassandra Clare's The Clockwork Angel. The story, the first in The Infernal Devices triology, is a prequel to her Mortal Instruements series. Shadowhunters and steampunk...what an exciting combination.
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: James, 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.
The book releases this Tuesday. On Wednesday, I will be attending Cassie's signing in Exton, PA to purchase my book and meet the author for a second time. I cannot wait to read this book. I love her Mortal Instrument series, and since we have to wait until the Spring for book four of the Mortal Instruments, City of Fallen Angels, I might have to stretch out reading this book so I can get my fill of Shadowhunters. So it might take me two days as opposed to the usual one! *grins*
So what book are you most looking forward to being released?