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?
THE GLASS MAGICIAN
by Caroline Stevermer
Publication Date: April 7, 2020
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. 🙂
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!
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And a swan that looks like it has eyes on its wings, no less, lol.
I LOVE that setting – Gilded Age NYC is such a fun time!
Right? I’m very excited for that. Haven’t come across many books set in that period.
Ooo… I haven’t read of fantasy set in this timeframe – what an intriguing premise, Suzanne!
Isn’t it? This was my first time finding this setting in a fantasy as well.
This does sound good. I love that the MC is a stage magician! You don’t see that very often in fantasy.
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I agree. Not very often at all!
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!
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It really does sound like it will be one amazing read!
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Doesn’t it? I’m excited for it.
I’m obsessed with the world already!
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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Right? The premise sounds so unique and I love the setting.
This one sounds intriguing! I hope you enjoy. I love the cover!
Thanks, I hope so too!
Interesting!! I haven’t heard of this one, but the synopsis has piqued my interest. I’m so happy you shared this book, because now I’m adding it to my TBR! 😉
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Hopefully we’ll both enjoy it!
This sounds good. Thanks for introducing me to it!
Oooo! I want to read this one too. It sounds so good.
Doesn’t it? I really hope it’s as good as it sounds.