Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: The Last Magician

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine and is a fun way to see what books other bloggers just can't wait to get their hands on!


Lisa Maxwell
Young Adult/Fantasy
Releases April 2017 from Simon Pulse

From Goodreads:

Stop the Magician.
Steal the book.
Save the future.

In modern day New York, magic is all but extinct. The remaining few who have an affinity for magic—the Mageus—live in the shadows, hiding who they are. Any Mageus who enters Manhattan becomes trapped by the Brink, a dark energy barrier that confines them to the island. Crossing it means losing their power—and often their lives.

Tessa is a talented thief, and she's been raised to steal magical artifacts from the sinister Order that created the Brink. With her innate ability to manipulate time, Tessa can pilfer from the past, collecting these artifacts before the Order even realizes she’s there. And all of Tessa’s training has been for one final job: traveling back to 1901 to steal an ancient book containing the secrets of the Order—and the Brink—before the Magician can destroy it and doom the Mageus to a hopeless future.

But Old New York is a dangerous world ruled by ruthless gangs and secret societies, a world where the very air crackles with magic. Nothing is as it seems, including the Magician himself. And for Tessa to save her future, she may have to betray everyone in the past.

You guys. LOOK AT THAT COVER! It's gorgeous. A glorious, creepified version of The Neverending Story ouroboros, and it makes my little designer (and reader) heart happy. If the cover wasn't enough to sell me on this one (sidenote: it was), the synopsis sealed the deal with all its talk of magical artifacts, time travel and secret societies. Tessa sounds like she has an epic adventure ahead of her and I want in!

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26 comments:

  1. Oh the cover reminds me of the Neverending Story, love it! Great pick Jenny!

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  2. Oooh this one looks good! Loved Unhooked!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  3. That cover is certainly creepy, though very eye-catching! I think the latest trend in YA is fantasy and somehow incorporating thieves within those narratives but I'm not tired of the trope in the least and this sounds fantastic! Thanks for putting this on my radar, Jenny!

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    1. You're welcome Keertana! I knew I needed this one in my life the minute I saw it:)

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  4. Ohh! This does sound like an awesome adventure. I like the sound of Old New York and I love the cover as well. Thanks for putting this one on my radar, Jenny!

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    1. Doesn't it? So excited about it:)

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  5. This was nearly my pick for today! I LOVE the sound of it so much! And that cover is definitely gorgeous. I really like the author's writing so no doubt it's going to be amazing as a read.

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    1. It's because we're basically the same person Nick!!!!

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  6. Ooooh, me likey!! I had missed this one till now!! Must add to my list! Thank you for putting it on my radar, Jenny!

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  7. Loveeeee. I hope the insides match the gorgeous cover. Lol. Enjoy, Jenny!

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  8. A thief? Manipulating time? Magical artifacts? NEW YORK? OMG GIMME GIMME GIMME! Fantastic pick Jenny, now I really want to get my hands on this too :D

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    1. RIGHT? It needs to be 2017 already:)

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  9. The cover is enough for me too, Jenny! It looks gorgeous. And your enthusiasm is contagious, I can't wait to get my hands on it.

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    1. Covers are so often more than enough to have me wanting a given book:) Glad you're excited about this one now too!

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  10. I love the cover and the synopsis has me sooo curious!

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  11. You and I had the same reaction. I'm like... ORIN! only more badass. :D Needs!

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    1. RIGHT?! I feel like I need to watch The Neverending Story now. Except for the swamp scene. I will be fast forwarding through that, as I have every time I've watching it since the first time. ARTAX!

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  12. I'm still trying to decide if Lisa Maxwell works for me as an author, but this sounds cool!

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  13. I'm still trying to decide if Lisa Maxwell works for me as an author, but this sounds cool!

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