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A Shadow Bright and Burning 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 ins

  • Title: A Shadow Bright and Burning
  • Author: Jessica Cluess
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  • Page: 475
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  • A Shadow Bright and Burning By Jessica Cluess, 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 gI 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

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    1. Now, listen, Miss Howel I ve never seen another girl who could do what you ve done, and I ve searched for four years I ve never met another sorcerer who could burn and walk away unscathed Maybe five or so years ago this book stood a chance But, come on, there s not a single thing in A Shadow Bright and Burning that we haven t all seen before.Limited world building and a plethora of potential love interests fuel this derivative Victorian fantasy It begins with a familiar premise an orphaned, mist [...]

    2. Fun, solid beginning to a new fantasy series I m fascinated by he magical hierarchy Here s my full booktalk discussion youtube watch v pkg7j

    3. If you have little to no experience with fantasy novels, A Shadow Bright and Burning will shine like a star through your eyes.But if you do, its true nature will surface and you will see this book as what it actually is a poorly written book that stands for the unique reason that it s made of dozens of elements taken from dozens of different novels.If you ve read The Infernal Devices, The Vampire Diaries, Grave Mercy or literally anything exceptional with magic or supernatural elements, don t bo [...]

    4. This started off pretty strong, but then I quickly lost interest and it became just average This reminded me of a lot of other books, including but not limited to , Harry Potter, Jane Eyre, Mortal Instruments It did have an interesting twist on those stories, especially concerning the whole flip on the typical chosen one story I liked the Victorian setting, but the world building was lacking, the MC made all decisions based on the character of Rook, a character that I felt like I never really go [...]

    5. Reviewed by Rabid ReadsI began reading A SHADOW BRIGHT AND BURNING with trepidation I d read the preview months prior, and at the time, I d been greatly impressed, but since then I d suffered numerous disappointments of the finished product not remotely living up its promise variety.And initially, my inner cynic taunted me, pointing out perceived flaws, whispering to get it over with and DNF already Then a hobgoblin unexpectedly appeared, and I told my inner cynic to shut its trap B c FAE From [...]

    6. Forgive the length of this review but guess what else looks like this cover and perfectly summarizes how I feel This book had SO MUCH POTENTIAL and I was absolutely thrilled with what felt like a certain 5 star read for the first half But then it turned into 4 stars and I kept staring at it in confusion as it slowly dwindled down to a 1 star that I didn t even want to finish at the very end Like I could see the star meter just slowly dying and I am so very sad.The story starts with Henrietta liv [...]

    7. How do I describe this book without breaking out into rabid fangirl status UMMMM, how about THE INFERNAL DEVICES THE BURNING SKY PRIDE AND PREJUDICE as in, Mr Darcy Yup, I went there It s a Victorian England fantasy, and it was SOOOOO good.Now, I ll be honest Usually I don t like Victorian settings for my reads, something about society being too proper and women being too demure and I just get bored Take Clockwork Angel while I love certain aspects of that series, there were parts that just drag [...]

    8. Buddy read with my special girls no pun here they are really special and, though, they don t have magical powers, they d kick any special snowflake s ass easily Katerina Vira Also, please, go read my friend Mila s review to see a positive and well structured point of view on the book How I do what I do, but not how to do what I do What if what I do has to do with my knowledge of what to do, and doing requires only the knowledge of doing What would you do then I blinked I believe you hurt my bra [...]

    9. Well that was some fiery fun But unfortunately nothing I am a melon of high standards when it comes to epic fantasy, sadly, so it really takes a lot to snabble my heart And like this had a LOT of cool elements but it just felt like a really cliche plot line And I don t know if the book was, like, totally allergic to female characters, but there is literally ONE There s a few other women in the background, but like That s it But ya know what FIRE MONSTERS DARKNESS SORCERERS A MAGICAL STICK NAMED [...]

    10. 1.99 Kindle sale, Sept 7, 2017.The second book in this series will be published later this month 3.5 stars Full review, first posted on Fantasy Literature.In this Victorian era fantasy, sixteen year old Henrietta Howel, who is now a teacher at the Brimthorn orphanage in Yorkshire where she has spent the last eleven years, has developed an ability to magically set things on fire She believes this marks her as a witch or magician, who are imprisoned or put to death in England since a horrific even [...]

    11. Really good debut from Jessica I love the fantastical take on England And obvs, anything with witches and soccerours I am going to love A burning YA novel that stands for equality, inner strength and embracing your insecurities

    12. I buddy read this book with the bookish king, Solomon, and the empowered fangirls, Cait and Ambs.I am quite disappointed in myself for delaying this review for one month I have been in a reviewing slump lately, and I want to get out of it as soon as possible It s a good thing I still remember the important events that happened in this book I really enjoyed reading it with my friends, but the book itself did not entirely please me.A Shadow Bright and Burning is a new take on a beloved or infamous [...]

    13. Dnf at 30%This was utterly unoriginal and boring An assortment of love interests, bland writing, super special MC, and lack of world building It s of the same stuff we all know.One extra star because I liked how she named her magic wand porridge.

    14. Fantasy and magic are always hit or miss with me, but I was excited about the synopsis and couldn t wait to get it in my handsI love love loved Henrietta She s smart and strong and stands up for what s right, even if society thinks it s wrong I enjoyed being in her head and was rooting for her from the very beginning There s a good cast of characters here and I m eager to see how they show up in future books There were sections that did drag a bit, but for the most part I was captivated I loved [...]

    15. 4.5 out of 10 This review on my blogLiving A Thousand Lives please use Chrome Yandex browser or Android IOS to see the page otherwise, spoiler tags I use to make my post compact may not work Short Soundtrack L.M Bright ShadowGenre historical fantasy, YAStuff magic, creepy beasts, superpowersFail writing style, romance in generalWOW hot scene with one of LI, a few twistsPOV 1st person, femaleLove Geometry hardQuote Core Knowledge is as powerful as fire The brighter it burns, the it devours Buddy [...]

    16. ASBAB is one of those books that I eagerly anticipated from the very first pitch My excitement grew to a feverish pitch that led up to that final moment, holding a physical ARC in my hands I tore through this book I laughed, I gasped, I frantically messaged Jessica with emojis and thoughts and theories I couldn t help myself This book plagued my thoughts and emotions the second I started At first glance ASBAB plays off of all the normal tropes, but what it really does is turn the tropes on their [...]

    17. At first the first few chapters were a struggle, and I kind of wanted to put it down I am extremely glad I didn t do this I feel like this is Pride and Prejudice mixed with Harry Potter It was exciting for most of the book, and Henrietta is a great character The magic was a a amazing, and the romance in the book has not really taken form yet, but there are definitely 2 possibilities, but I am actually hoping for one of the other boys who is very Mr Darcy like Full review on my blog literarydust. [...]

    18. BUDDY READING WITH my favourite person in the world the one who can read like 10 books at a time and the one who shares a name with my ex boyfriend DNF 25%I m sorry guys I can t This could single handily be one of the worst books I ve read this year I was rolling my eyes at every paragraph and honestly wishing someone would punch every single character Caitlin also supported this DNF so I love Caitlin So, to continue my lazy review format, here s some points oh the tropes so many tropes ONE POWE [...]

    19. I am Henrietta Howel The first female sorcerer in ages The girl who can control flames The one who will defeat the ancients The prophesied one Or am I A highly addicting, victorian fantasy This book has all the classic elements one has come to expect from magic, fantasy books but is also sprinkled with delightful surprises I loving all the books I am reading lately about strong, independent woman thinking outside the box and being far ahead of their time And I love seeing confident, intelligent [...]

    20. I read this book in one sitting, no joke one sitting WHY DID IT TAKE ME SO LONG TO PICK UP THIS BOOK I LOVED IT First off, I love the setting of this book I love the era I love the dresses the balls, societies decorum, the maids, the manners, the curtesy So overall I enjoyed the world building This is set in Englandif magic existed back thenThis story is about a girl who thought herself to be a witch, witches are hunted and executed due to something one did long ago that has recked havoc on Engl [...]

    21. DNF around the 60 page markSorry not sorry, this book was shit.You know how most classics are terrifyingly boring in the way that they take like six pages to describe what a goddamn pillow feels like Like, I slowly stroll down the hallway, into my bedroom, and in the corner, there it is my bed I then proceed to notice something atop the sheets, atop the blankets atop the sheets a pillow And I feel some sort of.rt, per se, when I think of, when I see that pillow One foot in front of the otherjust [...]

    22. What is it with all these historical fantasy novels trying to ruin my life over the past year Henrietta is amazing, ballsy, clever, and imperfect She s pretty much a VICTORIAN LADY HUMAN TORCH And wait til you see the adorable name she gives her stave like a Harry Potter wand, but much cooler and really cute in a weird mostly inanimate magical object way She wears pretty dresses, battles otherworldly demons, and isn t afraid to put a man firmly in his place Or several men Which leads me to the f [...]

    23. 4.5 5 StarsRead my full ARC Review Enter the Giveaway A Shadow Bright and Burning personifies why I love the fantasy genre so much It is exactly what it promises its readers a powerful female MC, swoony boys, and fantastical magic all set in Victorian London Sounds amazing, right This book gave me so many Howl s Moving Castle feels with its steampunky and enchanted world The writing has an old world charm with magic laced throughout the words Can you tell the magic was my favorite part of this b [...]

    24. Got distracted with my literature review so didn t get to read this book at the pace I wanted This was a very entertaining book and a great start to the series I found the characters very enjoyable Looking forward to see how the story continues and the characters develop.

    25. Orphaned Henrietta Howel has a gift the ability to light herself on fire In an alternate Victorian England where men can be magicians and sorcerers but women shouldn t be, her gift must be kept hidden But one day a sorcerer comes to the school where she grew up and now teaches, discovers her ability, and tells her of a prophecy that says a magical girl will save England from the Ancients, seven demons that hold the land and coastal seas under their malevolent power He takes Henrietta to London t [...]

    26. THIS WAS SO GOOD HOLY COW.This book was like Avatar the last Airbender if it was set in 1700 s London AND I DIDNT KNOW HOW MUCH I NEEDED IT.I can t remember the last time I gasped out loud so many times while reading a book Honestly though.The story was action packed and engaging right from the start and somehow managed to keep up the pace throughout the entire book Cluess built such an interesting world, I was blown away by it all I have so many unanswered questions and SO much excitement for t [...]

    27. Review posted on The Eater of Books blog A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica CluessBook One of the Kingdom on Fire seriesPublisher Random House Books for Young ReadersPublication Date September 20, 2016Rating 4 starsSource ARC sent by the publisherSummary from 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 invite [...]

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