Can’t Wait Wednesday – THE GLASS MAGICIAN by Caroline Stevermer


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.  It is a meme that I have  loved participating in for over a year now, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.

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My selection for this week is The Glass Magician by Caroline Stevermer.  I’m not sure what it is specifically that drew me to this book, but I do love the New York Gilded Age setting and that there’s shapeshifting involved.  I also read this bit in another synopsis that really grabbed my attention:  “Bears and Bulls are not only real, but dominate humanity.” Say what now?


by Caroline Stevermer

Publication Date:  April 7, 2020


From Netgalley::

Reminiscent of The Golem and the Jinni, The Glass Magician by Caroline Stevermer is a magical and romantic tale set in New York’s Gilded Age.

New York 1905—The Vanderbilts. The Astors. The Morgans. They are the cream of society—and they own the nation on the cusp of a new century.

Thalia Cutler doesn’t have any of those family connections. What she does know is stage magic and she dazzles audiences with an act that takes your breath away.

That is, until one night when a trick goes horribly awry. In surviving she discovers that she can shapeshift, and has the potential to take her place among the rich and powerful.

But first, she’ll have to learn to control that power…before the real monsters descend to feast.

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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂

24 replies
  1. verushka
    verushka says:

    Say what now indeed — bears and bulls?!? And then a swan on the cover? Intriguing pick Suzanne, the worldbuilding in this is going to be so cool I think!

  2. Vi @Inkvotary
    Vi @Inkvotary says:

    The Vanderbilts. That name in a book is always good. And with that summary and the synopsis, this book has my attention too. Thank you for sharing it with us. Happy reading!

  3. Kelly
    Kelly says:

    Oh wow, I was sold after ‘New York’s gilded age’, I’m a sucker for flamboyant historicals. This sounds a little like the powerful families the run the US being infiltrated by a shapeshifting girl and I’m totally here for it Suzanne! What a great pick, adding this one to my wishlist as well!

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