Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Dark Mirror by M.J Putney

Thanks to Betwitched Bookworms for the cute button!

Waiting on Wednesday is a fantastic meme held at Breaking The Spine where bloggers share books that are not yet released that they are eagerly waiting on!

I haven't participated in WOW for a long time so I'm excited to be posting it again :)

This week's pick is:

Dark Mirror (Dark Passage, #1)

Goodreads description

Lady Victoria Mansfield, youngest daughter of the Earl and Countess of Fairmount, is destined for a charmed life. Soon she will be presented during the London season, where she can choose a mate worthy of her status. Yet Tory has a shameful secret—a secret so powerful that, if exposed, it could strip her of her position and disgrace her family forever. Tory’s blood is tainted…by magic. When a shocking accident forces Tory to demonstrate her despised skill, the secret she’s fought so hard to hide is revealed for all to see. She is immediately exiled to Lackland Abbey, a reform school for young men and women in her position. There she will learn to suppress her deplorable talents and maybe, if she’s one of the lucky ones, be able to return to society.

But Tory’s life is about to change forever. All that she’s ever known or considered important will be challenged. What lies ahead is only the beginning of a strange and wonderful journey into a world where destiny and magic come together, where true love and friendship find her, and where courage and strength of
character are the only things that determine a young girl’s worth.

I was first attracted to this one because of the beautiful cover but I love the premise too. After all, it is YA historical fiction! I have been meaning to read more historical magic books too and if the description is anything to go by this one sounds like a good one to start with. I especially like the sound of the London Season being included as I'm a fan of Regency set books that feature the Season prominently a lot. The cover is just so gorgeous, the mix of colours with the dark background and the golden figure in the mirror just goes so well together and really piqued my interest the first time I saw it. The US release date is 1st March so not long to wait!

What are you waiting on?


  1. I'm waiting for the same book. I really liked the way Putney writes for adults. Her historicals are some of my favorites. And it isn't really too long until March 1.

  2. I love your button... It's so cute!!

  3. @Kathy- Haham it's funny we both featured it on the same week! I can't read any of her adult romances yet but I've heard that they're really good :)

    @Ria- Thanks- I totally agree! I like it better than the normal WOW button but it's actually designed by Bewitched Bookworms.

  4. I'm looking forward to this book too! The cover looks amazing. :)

  5. I am such a fan of the Regency period too :) And add magic to that and how can you go wrong? By the way, have you read Sorcery & Cecelia? If you don't mind a bit of magic with your historical YA then you might like that one :)

  6. I can't wait to read this one !! I love the cover and the blurb sounds so good !! =)

  7. This is very popular! Great pick, one to read for sure =)

  8. I'm having a contest to win this book if you're interested :)

    Win Dark Mirror!

  9. This one sounds like it will be amazing, and I love that it's YA historical fiction. Great pick!


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