A Shadow Bright and Burning

What’s Inside:

I am Henrietta Howel.
The first female sorcerer in hundreds of years.
The prophesied one.
Or am I?


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?

Who Wrote It:


JESSICA CLUESS is a writer, a graduate of Northwestern University, and an unapologetic nerd. After college, she moved to Los Angeles, where she served coffee to the rich and famous while working on her first novel. When she’s not writing books, she’s an instructor at Writopia Lab, helping kids and teens tell their own stories. Visit her at jessicacluess.com and follow her on Twitter at @JessCluess.

My Thought:
This book was on my To Be Read List for a couple of months. I’m so happy that I read this book the Characters where truly amazing, I love Henrietta she is a take no crap from anyone kind of girl who can basically turn into Flames!!! This book was very well written I’m so happy to share with my 13 year old daughter wants to read it now. The only thing that did nag at me when reading this book was the fact that at times I felt like it was a little drawn out or there were parts of the story that really didn’t fit well together. Since this is book 1 in the series I’m sure a lot of my unanswered questions will be addressed in the next book which I will be reading I can’t wait to see what happens next to all the characters.

Star Rating:
I give A Shadow Bright and Burning an overall star rating of 4 1/2 Stars I give the Cover 5 Stars!

~I received this book for free from Blogging for Books in return for my honest review.~


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