Meet the Newbies: A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess

June 30, 2016 Blog Tour, Giveaway 16

Meet the Newbies

This event is hosted by Rachel at A Perfection Called Books!
You can view the whole tour schedule here.

Meet the Newbies is a blog event dedicated to introducing you to the “newbie” published debut authors. In this event, expect to learn more about the authors, their books, and silly fun facts!

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Jessica Cluess
( Goodreads | Twitter | Facebook


Nickname: Oh, it’s you.
First Day of School: September 20, 2016
Homeroom: Random House Books for Young Readers
Grade: YA Historical Fantasy
Extracurricular Activities: Avoiding tennis
Favorite Class: Tie between lighting yourself on fire while wearing a corset 101 and the aerodynamics of tetherball
Favorite Quote: I drank what?—Socrates




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About the Book:

a shadow bright and burning large
by Jessica Cluess
(Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble )

Publisher: Random House
Pages: 416
Release Date: September 20th 2016
Genres: Historical Fiction, Young Adult, Fantasy

Henrietta Howel can burst into flames.
Forced to reveal her power to save a friend, she’s shocked when instead of being executed, she’s invited to train as one of Her Majesty’s royal sorcerers.

Thrust into the glamour of Victorian London, Henrietta is declared the chosen one, the girl who will defeat the Ancients, bloodthirsty demons terrorizing humanity. She also meets her fellow sorcerer trainees, handsome young men eager to test her power and her heart. One will challenge her. One will fight for her. One will betray her.

But Henrietta Howel is not the chosen one.
As she plays a dangerous game of deception, she discovers that the sorcerers have their own secrets to protect. With battle looming, what does it mean to not be the one? And how much will she risk to save the city–and the one she loves?

Exhilarating and gripping, Jessica Cluess’s spellbinding fantasy introduces Henrietta Howel, a powerful, unforgettable heroine, and an entertaining world filled with magic, monsters, and mayhem.

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1 Pre-Order or Finished Copy of Any Debut Novel Featured on Meet the Newbies!
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16 Responses to “Meet the Newbies: A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess”

  1. Lonna

    You gals are so awesome to host these Meet the Newbies event. Great authors need more exposure, so thanks! I had this crazy image of burning limbs hugging the rose. Seriously, look at the bottom two petals. The way the roll outwards…And blue flame is the hottest point of a fire. Why am I still talking about this? Ha ha. A SHADOW BRIGHT AND BURNING sounds so good, and Henrietta Howel is my kind of heroine. Thanks for sharing, Alise.
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    • Alise

      It was actually Rachel’s idea from A Perfection Called Books but I completely agree, I love stuff like this. I totally see it now! Definitely interesting ;)

  2. Agus Z

    OMG I’m dying to read this book! It sounds so interesting! I love stories with magic and this one sounds AMAZING! And of course, I’m so in love with the cover. It’s so gorgeous! Can’t wait to read this!

  3. Elle

    I’m so excited for the release of ASBAB!!! The description sounds amazing and I’ve heard so many great things about it! Love the quirky facts especially Jessica’s nickname hahaha

  4. Gavin Mitchell

    I seriously cant wait to read this book, the blurb sounds amazing and honestly (even though you REALLY cant judge a book by its cover) the cover is GORGEOUS!!!!

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